Wells Fargo team member and U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Durazo knows what it’s like to transition from military to civilian life, and he enjoys sharing his experience — and support — with fellow veterans.
When Wells Fargo team member Mark Durazo was 18 years old and growing up in the small, mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, he wasn’t sure what to do with his life, but he knew he needed to find some kind of purpose. His dad had been a cook for the U.S. Army, and his uncle had retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving for more than 25 years, so he decided to follow in their footsteps.
“Those two inspired me to want to serve my country,” Durazo said. “I wanted to give back what they had given.”
In spite of improving conditions for veteran employment, more than half of veterans still feel that HR professionals do not understand their military skills, according to a 2018 Monster survey of more than 300 veterans.
Former Master Sgt. Michael Levine served two tours of duty before being wounded in combat in Iraq. Now he and his family are starting a new life in North Carolina.
Two F-15 jets from nearby Seymour Johnson Air Force base streaked across the sky, creating a fitting start to a ceremony honoring a wounded Army veteran, who received keys to a mortgage-free home.
PNC Bank and the Military Warriors Support Foundation donated the home to Former Master Sgt. Michael Levine, who was wounded during his second tour of Iraq in 2005. Levine is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Army and the Iowa Army National Guard. He received the Purple Heart and many other commendations for his service.
BALTIMORE, November 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As a young man stationed in the Persian Gulf with the United States Army, Doug Comer learned firsthand the significance of receiving a care package from the United Service Organizations (USO).
Lockheed Martin demonstrated its ongoing mission to serve our nation’s military veterans and their families by donating $97,000 last month to Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans. Over the past six years, Lockheed Martin has committed more than $400,000 to the charitable organization.
Kenny Chesney, Stephen Curry, Ellen DeGeneres, Owen Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal are among the other stars to auction off prizes in support of Home for Our Troops.
George Clooney, Paul Rudd, Ben Stiller, Kenny Chesney, Ellen DeGeneres, the NBA's Stephen Curry and more stars have teamed up with eBay for Charity to benefit Home for Our Troops, a nonprofit that provides injured veterans with homes.
Company’s financial education program reached 1 million service members and families
SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In honor of Veterans Day, Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) announced the company has donated a total of more than $130 million since 2012 to support military- and veteran-related nonprofits focused on housing initiatives, career transition and financial education.
Donated more than 350 mortgage-free homes, valued at more than $55 million, to veterans in all 50 states.
NEW YORK, November 05, 2018 /3BL Media/ – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today it has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. This is the seventh year in a row MetLife has been recognized for its commitment to supporting veterans and fostering a culture that honors the experiences, traits and skills of those who have served or continue to serve their country. It is the fourth year MetLife has been recognized for its support of Military Spouses.
Lockheed Martin employees participated in dozens of volunteer events in communities around the world this October as part of the company’s annual “Month of Giving.” These “Be the Difference” days highlight employees’ commitment to service and giving back.