Sodexo’s support of the grand opening helps draw attention to the tremendous benefits military members and families receive through on-base commissaries
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.
By Matt Foster, Area Manager, AT&T External Affairs, and U.S. Army Veteran
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.
Bobbi Wells Explains How Big Challenges Create Big Opportunities
Bobbi Wells, Vice-President of Aviation Safety & Airworthiness, FedEx Express
Bobbi Wells joined FedEx through a program that gave U.S. military officers the opportunity to work at a corporation for one year. A quarter century later, she has risen to a tough job with serious responsibility. As Vice President of Aviation Safety & Airworthiness at FedEx Express, she holds the safety of FedEx team members in her capable hands.
“If you close tomorrow because of the snow, I won’t be able to go to work.”
“I haven’t had a single break since my husband deployed.”
“I missed another appointment because I didn’t have anyone to watch the kids.”
At the Armed Services YMCA we have heard these and many other examples of why childcare is so important. It can especially make a huge difference in the lives of our young military families. We offer many programs designed to help meet the challenges of military life, but few are as needed as childcare.
There have always been female warriors, and Women’s History Month is an appropriate time to remember them. While many civilians are aware that the number of women on active duty in all branches of service has risen dramatically, few know the extent of women’s service to our country, particularly in combat roles.
Napoleon has been credited with the saying, “An army marches on its stomach.” An infantryman himself, Napoleon understood first-hand the importance of supplying an army on the move in which it was common practice for each soldier to procure his own food from villages along the campaign trail.
Sodexo’s operations at DeCA commissaries will improve Quality of Life for members of the armed services community, including military families
GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) recently announced that Sodexo, world leader in providing Quality of Life services, will provide Deli-Bakery Services operations at 12 DeCA-run commissaries in the American South – 6 each in both Georgia and North Carolina.
By Connie Avery, U.S. Navy Veteran and FedEx SMS Program Management Advisor, Flight
As a little girl, I grew up watching old WWII shows with my dad, like Flying Leathernecks with John Wayne and Baa Baa Black Sheep. I recall telling him that I wish I could have been a boy, so I could fly planes like they did on TV. I would thumb through my dad’s old photos from his army days in Korea, looking forward to my turn to serve. Military aviation was in my childhood soul. My dad shared with me the tales of the transit to Korea, sleeping in a hammock on a ship – sea sick all the way. These were the earliest memories of my dream of becoming a military pilot.