Wayne Torrens, president of Micro Key Software, Kissimmee, Fla., along with 34 other employers flew on the aircraft. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserveâ€™s program, operated by the Department of Defense, allows employers of reservists to see the type of training and activities their employees undergo.
Participants stayed overnight in bachelor officersâ€™ housing at Oceana Air Station. Employers sat in on a briefing and took a trip to the assault craft unit four headquarters. The group also boarded the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Harry Truman.
The trip culminated in a dinner with senior military officials, at which Torrens received the Patriot award for support of the guard and reserves on behalf of the Department of Defense.