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Comcast NBCUniversal Screens DreamWorks Pictures' 'Thank You For Your Service' in Washington, DC and Philadelphia

By Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military And Veteran Affairs, Comcast Cable
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This month, Comcast NBCUniversal was honored to host two special screenings of DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You For Your Service. The Washington, DC event included an introspective discussion featuring Director Jason Hall, Actor Miles Teller, and Adam Schumann, the real-life veteran whose story is told in the film. In Philadelphia, U.S. Marine Corps Lt.

Diversity at Northern Trust, an Essential Element in our Corporate Culture

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Northern Trust values diversity as an essential element of our corporate culture. The broad array of perspectives that result from acquiring, developing and retaining a globally diverse workforce is a crucial contributor to our excellence and innovation across our business practices and our community engagement. 

Country Music Star Shares His Heart and Voice to Lift Up Nation's Wounded Heroes

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Country music legend Lee Greenwood has a voice, and a heart, for service. As the national ambassador for Helping a Hero, he flies all over the country to perform and present wounded soldiers with keys to new, handicap-accessible homes. He is also a spokesperson for Disabled American Veterans, “Products for Good” and the Honor 1 Campaign. Lee has performed his iconic 1983 hit, “God Bless the USA,” at numerous charitable events throughout his career, including a performance at New York City’s Yankee Stadium just a few days after 9/11.

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.

Sealed Air and Hope For The Warriors

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Sealed Air launched its Veterans Network in 2014 and supports veteran's groups like Hope For the Warriors and Patriots Path. Learn more about Sgt. Michael John Trost's story here. 

For more videos like this from Sealed Air - visit their YouTube channel   

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.

Jobs for Unemployed Veterans

After 18 years in the Army, Jeff was medically retired and having the all-too-common experience of struggling to find work after service. The happy ending began when social media connected him with one of his former soldiers who was a manager at Walmart.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 7,000 -- 4.5 percent of the 164,000 veterans in Oklahoma's work force -- are unemployed. But there's another 152,000 veterans who aren't considered in the work force, which means they're either not looking for jobs, or have given up looking.

"I would like to see us do better," said State Senator Frank Simpson, "because I think military people bring some unique skills with them that maybe their civilian counterparts don't have."

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