• In 1962, Newmont revolutionized the gold mining industry with the world’s first discovery of submicroscopic or “invisible gold.”
  • Newmont helped found the ICMM, promoting sustainable development and social responsibility in mining.

Freedom Award Presented to Newmont

Elko, Nevada

Military AwardFreedom Award Presented to NewmontFor the second year in a row, Newmont has been honored with the Pro Patria, an award from the national committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). That organization's awards program recognizes employers whose policies and practices are supportive of their employees who participate in the National Guard and Reserve.

Freedom Award Presented to NewmontNewmont initially was nominated for this year's Freedom Award, the highest honor issued to employers by the Department of Defense through ESGR. For the past several years, Midas Senior Maintenance Planner Curt Prokasky, who is a Nevada National Guard member, has been steadfast in his attempts to nominate Newmont for the Freedom Award. Military Award




This year, his efforts nearly succeeded, as Newmont was among 131 employers from across the country - out of approximately 3,200 nominees - who were selected as semi-finalists. Although Newmont was not a winner of the Freedom Award, it was still eligible for the Pro Patria - the next highest honor.

Prokasky, joined by Newmont Human Resources representative Sid Tison, attended the awards ceremony at the Fallon Naval Air Station in Nevada. They were flown on an Army National Guard CH-47 "Chinook" helicopter to the ceremony.

December 1, 2009