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November 6, 2017

Army Veteran’s New Mission: Repairing FedEx Fleet

As John Sheard prepares to celebrate his first anniversary as a FedEx Fleet Maintenance Manager, he reflects on one of the biggest transitions of his life—the move to FedEx on the heels of a 20-year career in the U.S. Army. “I had a lot of family members who served in the military and it was

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December 14, 2016

USO Holiday Care Packages Hit the Deck & Deck the Halls

As a little girl, I grew up watching old WWII shows with my dad, like Flying Leathernecks with John Wayne and Baa Baa Black Sheep.  I recall telling him that I wish I could have been a boy, so I could fly planes like they did on TV.  I would thumb through my dad’s old

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July 1, 2016

Idea Exchange Features U.S. Military and Industry

Chief Warrant Officer Virgil Peoples has done some amazing things in his 20 years with the US Army, but he never quite pictured himself as presenting to a room packed with business leaders from a Fortune 100 company. CW3 Peoples said, “You can’t imagine the thrill it was to be an outsider and yet still

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December 24, 2015

Honor, Courage and Commitment for Trees for Troops

I was honored to participate alongside the Christmas Spirit Foundation to support the Trees for Troops program at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Many military families and troops across the globe would not have a Christmas tree without Trees for Troops. And I was proud to be one of the FedEx volunteers helping families select

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November 30, 2015

Elves Work Behind the Scenes to Deliver Trees for Troops

The following is a guest post written by Nicole Feltes, project coordinator – Trees for Troops For 10 busy days in December, Trees for Troops and FedEx Freight will deliver more than 18,000 Christmas trees to military bases across the nation. However, the Trees for Troops elves work behind the scenes for months in advance

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November 20, 2015

FedEx Veterans – Networking to Help Each Other

Bobbi Wells’ journey to FedEx took an unusual route. She first became involved with the company through a program called Training with Industry*, which allowed U.S. military officers the opportunity to spend one year of their service with a major corporation. “I was on active duty in Germany,” says Wells, a native of Wyoming who

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November 7, 2015

The Tale of O Tannenbaum: Christmas Tree Infographic

There’s a lot more behind the iconic symbol of the Christmas Tree than just holiday lights and ornaments. Check out these amazing facts about the heritage and business of the world’s quintessential holiday decoration. [Click the image below to view a high-resolution jpg file, or click here to download a pdf of the infographic.]

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November 11, 2014

Celebrating FedEx Ground Veterans: From one veteran to another

Mutual admiration sums up the feelings of two Gulf War veterans who support the Great Plains district.

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