Campaign Helps Junior-Enlisted Service Members and Families Travel From Bases to Homes Across the Country this Holiday Season
LYNCHBURG, Tenn., November 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Jack Daniel Distillery and the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) today announced the sixth year of the “Operation Ride Home” campaign that assists active duty junior-enlisted military and their families to travel from their place of military service back home during the holidays.
The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation started Trees for Troops in 2005, joined forces with FedEx, and has since delivered more than 150,000 Christmas trees to military families. For the 2016 holiday season, we’re taking you to Minter’s Farm, one of over 100 farms participating in the program, to see where the trees come from and what goes into getting them ready for our service men and women.
Trees for Troops can be supported by donating to the program or purchasing live trees at one.
by Traci Stubblefield, Senior Communication specialist, FedEx Services
The Christmas tree is a symbol of the season. For service members stationed away from loved ones over the holidays, a Christmas tree and care pack delivery bring memories of home and messages of thanks. With that in mind, FedEx has joined forces with the United Service Organizations (USO) to provide care packs for service members deployed overseas, and with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation to deliver Christmas trees through the Trees for Troops program.
By: Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International
I recently had the opportunity to visit the site in Maryland of the U.S. Civil War’s heaviest one-day battle. The Battle of Antietam was a turning point in so many ways for our, at the time, young nation. The visit was timely in the context of this election year, and the transfer of power that is now under way following this week’s election.
Sodexo programs and initiatives for Veterans pave the way to successful post-military careers
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced recognition by Victory Media as one of its 2017 Military Friendly® Employers. The annual list recognizes companies with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses.
Hosted at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, 70 wounded warriors and their guests will join MGM Resorts for a time of relaxation, entertainment and sightseeing over Veterans Day weekend
LAS VEGAS, November 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of America’s military service members, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) will for the sixth consecutive year host “A Salute to the Troops” honoring more than 70 wounded warriors and their guests over Veterans Day weekend. In its eighth year, the five-day American Airlines and USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) event will be an extended weekend of relaxation, entertainment and sightseeing for our nation's veterans traveling from the Washington, D.C., area
By Jack Hammond, retired Brigadier General and Executive Director of Home Base
America’s military conflicts of the past decade affected veterans, active duty service members and their families alike. Multiple deployments, frequent moves and long periods of separation can present many challenges and opportunities for military families. So this Veterans Day, as we honor and thank those who have given so much for our country and our freedoms, we also commend the spouses, parents, children, siblings, grandparents and significant others who provide support and structure to their loved ones throughout their times of service.
To honor those lost 15 years ago in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who responded to the attacks, more than 400 Booz Allen employees volunteered in cities across the country as part of a firmwide Day of Service and Remembrance.