Gillette, CVS Pharmacy, Fisher House Foundation and TerraCycle Partner to Award a New Playground* to a Fisher House Location
TRENTON, N.J., July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- International recycling leader, TerraCycle® has announced a national recycling initiative with Gillette, CVS Pharmacy® and Fisher House Foundation that calls upon CVS Pharmacy customers to recycle all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging to help win a playground* for a military medical center.
“I am not only a member of the Armed Forces. I am a son, a brother, a friend, a member of my community, African American, and proudly gay.” -Booz Allen Senior Business Performance Analyst William Pickens
For many of Booz Allen’s LGBTQ+ employees, military service is another important part of their identity. Founded by a veteran and with veterans representing one-third of its employees, Booz Allen proudly supports its LGBTQ+ military employees—this Pride month and every month. Two of their stories follow.
“Pride Lives On is about the fact that as a community, we keep finding ways to come together, even when things look bleak and we’re kept apart. It’s about being sure that we be ourselves, and it’s about remembering that our existence continues to be a radical act, one that can and will change the world.”
From accessing healthcare to introducing a new name and pronouns at work, transgender individuals can experience many challenges on the journey to their authentic selves. A strong support system can make those challenges easier.
The South Carolina Army National Guard is a family tradition for Booz Allen Lead Technologist Laurie Bagley.
For five years, she led the Family Readiness Group for the 351st Aviation Support Battalion, receiving rave reviews for her leadership and spirit of inclusion. Her husband Robert H. Bagley—noted for his “infectious laugh, amazing smile, and loving heart”—was a sergeant and served in maintenance for the HSC unit. In 2015, the South Carolina Guard honored three generations of Bagleys who have served and supported the military community as Family of the Year.
“Always Ready, Always There!” is the motto of the United States National Guard. For this year’s National Military Appreciation Month, Booz Allen celebrates how its National Guard and reservist employees rise to the challenge and are prepared for anything, even a global pandemic.
The National Guard and Reserve play a key role in the U.S. military’s response to emergencies, and this has especially been true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here how Booz Allen employees have put their daily lives on pause to support military readiness during COVID-19.
Members of the National Guard and Reserve train with the military part-time while holding civilian jobs or attending school—and play important roles in America’s military community.
National Guard soldiers are deployed domestically during conflicts and natural disasters and internationally alongside full-time service members when necessary. Reservists are called to active duty in times of war or national emergency.
As a former U.S. Navy submariner and the son of a career Air Force father, Tony Teravainen knows first-hand the challenges facing young military families, especially those living in San Diego, one of the most expensive regions of the country.
As president and co-founder of Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), he works with 11 employees and 60 dedicated volunteers—many of whom are former military, active duty or military spouses—to help enlisted military and veteran families build financial health and self-sufficiency through counseling, education, and grants.
“There’s no limit to what type of experience games can provide.”
Mixed Reality flight simulations for Air Force pilots. Showcasing satellite orbital mechanics in Virtual Reality. Building an interactive digital encyclopedia of aircraft. For Jason Rauck, Project Lead and Game Designer with Booz Allen’s San Antonio office’s Immersive team, projects like these are all in a day’s work.
Rauck creates interactive experiences that prepare U.S. warfighters for their real-life missions—an interest that began in childhood.
As a veteran-founded company, Booz Allen is committed to those who’ve served and their families. From mobile apps to scholarship programs and beyond, here are highlights of how the firm lived out its commitment to veterans and military families in 2019.