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Easing Military Deployments with Technology & Volunteerism

by Brad Johnson, Sr. Dir. Dell EMC Support and Deploy Services
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Military deployments are hard.

Soldiers, sailors and airmen routinely leave on deployments in support of tough and often dangerous missions around the globe. No one questions the impact on the military member, but months away from home significantly impacts the families left behind, especially small children.

The Case for Hiring Veterans

In recognition of Veterans Day, BMS colleagues share how their military experience has helped shape their careers
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Editor's note: For Veterans Day, observed every year in the U.S. on November 11, BMS employees are sharing how their military experience has helped prepare them for successful careers and why hiring Veterans makes good business sense.

Curtis McDonald, Yeoman 3rd Class, U.S. Navy
It’s not uncommon to ask your co-workers about their career paths and learn that they may have worked previously in a similar role at another company or perhaps spent time in a different industry.

Creating Careers for Veterans: A Blueprint

By Lynn Good, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Duke Energy Corporation
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Integrity, initiative, judgment, courage and enthusiasm – these are traits businesses across America seek in job candidates. They also happen to be qualities servicemen and servicewomen develop in the military.

From Military Life to Civilian Success: Meet Two Proud TransCanada Employees

TransCanada recognizes that military veterans bring a lot of transferrable skills to civilian employers.
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Meet one of TransCanada's employee veterans

After 15 years in the U.S. military and two tours of duty in Iraq, Brandy Manke transitioned to a civilian career as a Supply Chain Specialist in our Spokane, WA, regional office.

She continues to serve her country as a part-time Chief Warrant Officer, Supply Systems Technician, in the Washington Army National Guard.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Honoring Veterans in the Workplace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Every year on November 11, we honor those who have made sacrifices to serve our country in the military. Americans know this day as Veterans Day, and we honor those who have served and are still with us. In Canada it’s called Remembrance Day, and we honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country.

This year, some offices are closed on Friday in honor of the holiday on Saturday. For those that remain open, it’s a great opportunity to recognize and honor the veterans who work alongside us.

FCA Foundation Helps Veterans Deploy on New Missions in Their Communities and the Workplace

FCA Foundation awards $300,000 to The Mission Continues and Forgotten Harvest for community impact and workplace development initiatives
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November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, today awarded $250,000 to The Mission Continues and $50,000 to Forgotten Harvest. The grants will support community impact and workplace development initiatives for veterans who are adjusting to life at home.  

Smithfield Foods Supports Veterans with $25,000 Contribution to Warrior Canine Connection

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SMITHFIELD, Va, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce it has joined forces with the Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), a pioneering organization that utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery therapy model to help service members and veterans reconnect with their families and communities. Smithfield’s $25,000 donation will help fund a new Puppy Enrichment Center where future service dogs begin their training at WCC’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, Maryland.

Thanking Our Heroes: Today and Every Day

By Karla Riker, Director of Citizenship & Sustainability, Southeast, AT&T Services, Inc.
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Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the brave men and women who fought for our freedoms. This November, we’re honoring veterans by supporting organizations who, like us, are committed to serving our heroes all year long. These groups help ensure active duty military, veterans and their families receive the support they need long after the parades come to an end.

Wounded Veteran Receives Keys To Mortgage-Free Home

After a 22-year career serving his country, retired combat veteran Sgt. James Davis receives a rare gift – a home donated in honor of his sacrifice.
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Retired U.S. Army veteran James Davis recently received a life-changing gift – the keys to a newly renovated home in metro Atlanta. Surrounded by a small crowd of his family, friends, neighbors, employees from PNC and the Military Warriors Support Foundation, Davis accepted the keys to the family’s new home during a presentation ceremony in McDonough, Ga.

Comcast NBCUniversal's Military Commitment: 13,000 and Growing

By Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military And Veteran Affairs, Comcast Cable
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Veterans Day is an opportunity for the entire nation to collectively thank and honor military members and their families for living a life dedicated to service, and at Comcast NBCUniversal, we are extending this gratitude to the military community throughout the year.

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