By Joe Butcher, Associate Director, Corporate Strategy
When I decided to pursue a career in the military, I wasn’t sure whether it would be for 5 years or 20 years. I was passionate about serving our country and drawn to the Marine Corps’ camaraderie and values of “Honor, Courage, and Commitment”. I’ll be forever grateful for the experiences the Marine Corps provided me and, most importantly, the Marines with whom I served.
Ultimately, I decided to leave the military for business school and a new mission. I believe that the private sector’s resources can and should be used to help solve our world’s most pressing challenges.
Ex-Marine from Ohio is training to become a lineworker
Wayne Hambrick worked a couple of jobs after a back injury ended his career in the Marines. But he hadn’t found what he was looking for – until he got a position working outside in sometimes difficult conditions with long hours.
Hambrick joined the Marines when he was 21. It happened to be a natural fit, with plenty of his relatives having served in the military, including a grandfather who was a POW in Korea.
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.
In 2016, Kelly Brock, a reservation coordinator for Hallmark’s attractions, and member of Hallmark’s Military Interest Group (MIG), reached out to her father-in-law’s USS Hornet organization with an idea.
The Hornet’s members — veterans who served in the Pacific War, World War II, and the Vietnam War were looking for a location to host their annual reunion the next year. Brock suggested they visit Kansas City and tour the Hallmark Visitors Center, where the staff would create a special military display in their honor.
It occurs on the 11th day of the 11th month of every year: Veterans Day. Creativity and patriotism were flowing at Viacom during the lead up to the holiday this year, a time dedicated to honoring American military veterans.
This year, Viacom President and CEO Bob Bakish shared his appreciation to those who have risked their lives for our country by sending personal emails along with MyViacommunity gift cards to the more than 85 employee vets. The veterans can then use the gift cards to donate to a charity of their choice.
GREENVILLE – Recognizing the sacrifices made by so many on this Veterans Day, the Whirlpool Corporation honored their veterans with a raising of the flag ceremony Friday morning at the plant in Greenville.
The 51 armed services veterans who work at Whirlpool Cleveland received a heartfelt tribute from Plant Manager Dicky Walters on Thursday, along with being treated to lunch.
Walters and Communications Specialist Brandi King said the local Whirlpool facility recognizes its veterans around Veterans Day each year, and this year former servicemen (and women) were treated to a hot dog lunch with all the trimmings.
November 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Veterans Day is a time to recognize the contributions of military service members, past and present. To celebrate Veterans Day, T. Rowe Price partnered with the United Service Organizations (USO) to bring a touch of home to service members in remote areas around the world.
Nearly 1,000 associates across T. Rowe Price’s U.S. offices volunteered to create more than 14,000 care packages for service members.