Military CSR News

Jack Daniel’s and the Armed Services YMCA Kick Off Eighth Year of “Operation Ride Home”

Annual Campaign Helps Junior Enlisted Service Members and Families Travel from Bases to Homes Across the Country During the Holiday Season
Press Release

LYNCHBURG, Tenn., December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/- For the eighth year, Jack Daniel’s and the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) have kicked off their “Operation Ride Home” campaign that provides financial assistance to active duty junior-enlisted military and their families to travel from their place of military service to back home for the holidays.

Legg Mason Celebrates a Decade of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting

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BALTIMORE, December 17, 2018 /3BL Media/– Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) celebrates 10 years of connecting employees, communities and stakeholders with the publication of its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. Encompassing corporate governance, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, employee benefits, and a multitude of related topics, the annual CSR report reflects the combined efforts and contributions of professionals within the firm and across all nine affiliate organizations.

Eastman Designated "Military Friendly"

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Eastman is honored to be designated a 2019 Military Friendly® Brand and Military Friendly® Employer. At Eastman, we not only salute those who served our country with honor, we hire them.

Learn more about our support of military personnel and veterans

Learn more about Military Friendly designations at http://militaryfriendly.com/2019-mfb/. 

How Bechtel Is Helping Veterans Enter the Workforce

By Jennifer Whitfield
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In 2017, Bechtel opened the Welding and Applied Technology Center (WATC), a full-scale welding, testing, and construction center located in the Houston Energy Corridor. Since opening, this construction technology hub has helped attract, develop, and qualify key talent, while also delivering cost-effective solutions capable of improving quality – all within proximity to our customers.

Legg Mason Hosts Day of Understanding to Address Bias and Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Asset Management Community

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BALTIMORE, December 7, 2018 /3BL Media– Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) joins more than 150 organizations for the “Day of Understanding” hosted by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusionto address bias and increase understanding in the workplace and beyond.

Legg Mason will engage its employees in an open conversation to drive greater understanding and an appreciation of differences.

Army Principles Helped This Walmart Manager Move up the Ranks

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Elise Hackstall no longer wears an Army uniform. But to this day, the military values she learned in her years of service still inform her identity.

Take, for example, the honor code she learned as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy: She’s been known to quote it when talking to her 10-year-old daughter about the importance of honesty.

Then there’s a skill she honed as an Army personnel officer: Be direct and constructive, even when the message you’re conveying might be tough to hear.

Bias Bus Offers High-Tech Look at Diversity & Inclusion

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
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That’s me in the photo above, engaging with an interactive, virtual reality (VR) installation on the “Check Your Blind Spots” unconscious bias training tour bus. In this VR experience, I’m invited into an encounter between two young black men, a suspicious elderly white neighbor, and a white policeman. The point is to immerse the viewer into an all-too-common situation that is loaded with potential for misunderstanding and conflict (fortunately, nothing violent took place in this instance).

Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership: Which Do You Need Most?

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

From the Marines to Merck: Pursuing Missions That Matter

By Joe Butcher, Associate Director, Corporate Strategy
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When I decided to pursue a career in the military, I wasn’t sure whether it would be for 5 years or 20 years. I was passionate about serving our country and drawn to the Marine Corps’ camaraderie and values of “Honor, Courage, and Commitment”. I’ll be forever grateful for the experiences the Marine Corps provided me and, most importantly, the Marines with whom I served.

Ultimately, I decided to leave the military for business school and a new mission. I believe that the private sector’s resources can and should be used to help solve our world’s most pressing challenges.

She Won’t Leave A Soldier, Or Classmate, Behind

Celebrating Veterans Day with U.S. Navy vet and Symantec C3 graduate Leslie Washington
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Leslie Washington is a firm believer in learning concrete skills. Coming from a big military family, she joined the U.S. Navy after high school, excited about the real world experience and travel opportunities that lay ahead. From standing on plane wings while washing down aircrafts, to organizing facilities for command events, to participating in surveillance flights during Desert Storm, Leslie’s military career was unique to say the least.

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