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Military Training Pays Off for Veterans at Whirlpool

By Donna McKinney
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Dwight Blackledge served as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army for more than five years. Today, he puts that military experience to good use in his job as global information systems project manager at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation.

Overcoming Barriers Together: The 2017 Warriors to Summits Team

Meet some of the members of the 2017 No Barriers Warriors to Summits team. The team recently completed their second training expedition together.
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Meet some of the members of the 2017 No Barriers Warriors to Summits team. The team recently completed their second training expedition together.

The 2017 No Barriers Warriors to Summits team is continuing to work together to overcome barriers. The team of veterans with disabilities completed their second expedition — climbing the Wind River Range in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming — July 14-20.

The Next Generation Rucksack: Booz Allen Interns Develop Autonomous Vehicle to Ease Soldiers’ Load

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Today the average U.S. soldier carries at least 60 pounds of gear. An extended patrol can double that weight.1  A group of Booz Allen Summer Games interns are looking to end the musculoskeletal injuries – a result of the weight they carry – that can plague soldiers. As the military explores how to lighten the weight of equipment, these interns in Panama City, Fl.

Wells Fargo Stories of Better: Detroit HomeLift

Military veteran Kienya Rudolph, of Detroit, who lost his home, rebuilt his credit and savings, and became a homeowner again through Detroit HomeLift.
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A new Wells Fargo video series celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and spotlights individuals who are working to make their communities better every day.

The Military College of South Carolina Awards Dining Contract to Sodexo for The Citadel

Sodexo wins university contract to develop and sustain a fully integrated dining program for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 19, 2017 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, was awarded a new dining contract to provide The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina with catering, residential and retail dining operations. Sodexo will offer the campus community an innovative dining services program through a professionally directed, energized and collaborative effort.

From Combat to Home Front, Voice-As-Password Makes Banking Simple

Thousands of customers — including many in the military — are discovering the ease of banking with voiceprint technology
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Moments after she answers a call, Amy Ingrim can often tell by an urgent tone of voice if the caller — sometimes a soldier, sailor, aviator, or U.S. Marine deployed somewhere around the world — is in harm’s way. Whether they are in Baghdad, the South China Sea, or some other faraway location, military customers still need to conduct their banking and take care of business at home, said Ingrim, a Wells Fargo phone banker in San Antonio.

3 Military Technologies Benefiting People Every Day

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Discover how the convergence of these two worlds is benefiting everyday people.
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Duct tape was invented to protect ammunition cases from water during World War II. The internet grew out of a military research project. Navigation devices, such as Google Maps, rely on satellites created to guide fighter jets, warships and military forces.

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Even the Roman Empire road system was developed to reduce soldier travel time, but all Romans used it to swiftly move information and goods across the Empire.

Nonprofit Group Pairs Veterans with Mentors in Big Companies

Bloomberg Recruiting's Jamilla Smith featured in two Fox News stories discussing how her experience as a military veteran helps her recruit veterans to work at Bloomberg
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Recruiting's Jamilla Smith was featured in two Fox News stories discussing how her experience as a military veteran helps her recruit veterans to work at Bloomberg.

Sodexo Supports Defense Commissary Agency in Celebrating Grand Opening of New Commissary at Fort Belvoir

Sodexo’s support of the grand opening helps draw attention to the tremendous benefits military members and families receive through on-base commissaries
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) recently held a grand opening in celebration of its new commissary at Fort Belvoir in Virginia and Sodexo, world leader in providing Quality of Life services, helped DeCA celebrate the big event.  Sodexo is the Deli-Bakery Services operator at the new Fort Belvoir commissary and partner to 24 DeCA commissaries throughout the east coast.

Restoring the Meaning of Memorial Day

By Matt Foster, Area Manager, AT&T External Affairs, and U.S. Army Veteran
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Enjoying a day away from the office with a few hotdogs, cold drinks and a lot of sun makes for a great Memorial Day, but that isn’t exactly what the day is all about.   In 2003, I left my family, friends, and future wife for an active duty deployment in the United States Army.  In 2005, I left my wife of 1 month for a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq that would last over a year. Our Forward Operating Base (FOB) would often go on “Comms Blackout,” usually meaning a soldier on our FOB had been killed or seriously injured and their family was being officially notified. 

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