THE Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Guam-CNMI Committee commended Triple J Enterprise Inc. for its continuous support for the military by designating a parking space and providing a motorized shopping cart for military veterans at Payless Super Fresh & Truckload Store.

ESGR Guam-CNMI area chair Rita A. Sablan, Ed.D., said, “The designated parking made available to veterans by Triple J is certainly a one-of-a-kind here in CNMI. It is a great gesture to our veterans as a parking space can at times become difficult to find.”

Last month, Triple J construction operations manager/senior superintendent Mario Valentino and other company officials received the Pro Patria Award from Sablan, ESGR ombudsman Joann Aquino and employer outreach coordinator Rose Igitol.

The company was nominated by service member, Juan Pocaigue, who works with Triple J's construction division.

Valentino thanked Pocaigue for nominating the company, and ESGR for the recognition which he said is a huge honor. He said Triple J has been a long-time supporter of service member.

During the presentation of the Pro Patria Award, Triple J vice president of finance and administration Mike Sablan informed the ESGR committee about the parking space and the motorized shopping cart designated for military veterans.

“There is a prime parking spot front-and-center and nearest the entrance to the Payless Super Fresh & Truckload Store that is reserved exclusively for military veterans only,” Mike Sablan said.

Triple J chairman and chief executive officer Bob Jones is a proud veteran himself, Mike Sablan added.

“Mr. Jones saw a similar parking spot reserved for veterans on one of his trips to the U.S. mainland and thought it would be a good idea to bring back in honor of and appreciation for the veterans who served in the military. It is always nice when we see the space occupied. In addition, we also have two motorized shopping carts available for the use of veterans and other shoppers who might need some assistance shopping in the aisles,” Mike Sablan said.

“As for our service member, Mr. Juan Pocaigue. He has been an outstanding asset to our operations and much missed while deployed, but we understand fully his assignment to help with military duties,” Mike Sablan said.



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