Oasis Participates in Massachusetts Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MA-ESGR) Employer Appreciation Day

Oasis Systems is a proud supporter of the National Guard and Reserve. Annually we affirm via a Statement of Support that:

  • We fully recognize, honor, and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • We will provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve
  • We appreciate the values, leadership, and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to employ guardsman, reservists, transitioning service members, and veterans
  • We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, crisis, and in war

To recognize companies like Oasis that support the Guard and Reserves, the MA-ESGR held an Employer Appreciation event at the US Coast Guard Station in Woods Hole, MA.

Woods Hole is the home to Sector Southeastern New England which is one of five Sectors within the First Coast Guard District, headquartered in Boston.

The Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England performs all marine safety and security duties, plus the traditional search-and-rescue and law enforcement missions of a Coast Guard group. Its operating forces include eight multi-mission stations; two 110-foot patrol boats; two 87-foot patrol boats; two aids to navigation teams; one long-range navigation station; one multi-mission station (small) and two marine safety detachments. Its area of responsibility covers southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island (from Manomet Point in Massachusetts to Watch Hill Point in Rhode Island), and includes more than 3,000 square miles of offshore waters and 1,200 miles of coastline. The sector includes more than 500 active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary personnel and employs four cutters and 32 boats.

As a team, the crew of Station Woods Hole keep a vigilant watch over the waters of the Cape and Islands, utilizing a crew of 29 Active Duty and 17 Reserve personnel that are able to operate multiple assets, including a recently added 45 foot RBM (Response Boat Medium) and a 29 foot RBS (Response Boat Small). Station Woods Hole maintains a high level of readiness and response responding to nearly 100 search and rescue cases and completing over 300 recreational and commercial vessel boardings annually.

At the Employer Appreciation Event, representatives for each employer were provided an installation overview by the senior reservist there, and afforded the opportunity to board and tour an RPM and the cutter USS Hammerhead. Crew were present to discuss the various missions performed at the station and life as a ‘Coastie.’

Additionally, a tour of Nobska Light was given by Friends of Nobska Light who acquired the property from the Coast Guard in 2016 to preserve it as an educational resource for the community. Prior to that it was the residence of the Sector Commander starting in 1985. The lighthouse provided stellar views of the Cape Cod coastline, and Martha’s Vineyard.

The event showcased the critical role Guardsman and Reservist play in the defense of our country and the sacrifice these citizen warriors make every day.

[Source: Pete Krawczyk, President DoD Programs Division and www.uscg.mil]