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.
In the First of Three Charitable Projects this Season, LA Galaxy Foundation and SNHU Teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and Mission Continues to Support Veterans
LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The LA Galaxy and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a private non-profit university and the exclusive education partner of the club and Major League Soccer, are expanding their relationship to focus on giving back and supporting the Los Angeles community. As a part of the expansion, SNHU is partnering with The LA Galaxy Foundation to participate in three community initiatives during the course of the 2017 season.
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.
Wells Fargo offers other veteran career transition initiatives, including the Veteran Employment Transition (VET) Internship Program, American Corporate Partners mentorships, and scholarships and emergency grants through Scholarship America
Wells Fargo Launches ApprenticeshipUSA Program for Veterans
Wells Fargo is one of the first financial industry services companies to offer the program to veterans
The Cisco Veteran Talent Incubation Program (VTIP) creates a pipeline for transitioning service members and veterans to gain skills and qualify for Cisco Services entry-level engineer roles. Learn more at csr.cisco.com
PayPal manager Heather Holcomb, a former U.S. Marine, knows how challenging re-entering civilian life can be while searching for the next career path. After spending four years in the military, Heather, 29, hoped her experience would be a straight shot to a job in communications technology. Unfortunately, she struggled to gain traction. Without a degree in applied technology or engineering, her hands-on experience didn’t seem to resonate with employers.
Air Force dog handler Rick Jiran and Tork helped protect the former Iran hostages
Rick Jiran was 18 and fresh out of high school when he joined the Air Force in search of an adventure. What he didn’t count on was that adventure would be alongside man’s best friend.
Jiran, Duke Energy vice president for community relations in South Carolina, was a military working dog handler. And while stationed in Germany in 1980, Jiran and his German shepherd, Tork, helped protect the 52 Americans who had been held hostage in Iran.
One of the most difficult spaces to innovate in is healthcare, where new technology and solutions must be effective enough to overcome a preference for the status quo, but inexpensive enough to be affordable for patients. This is particularly true for Veterans who rely on VA for life-saving care and treatment. As a result, major breakthroughs have been limited in the health space, ultimately leaving patients and their families to bear the cost of such inaction.