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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

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.]

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.

November 10, 2014

I Am FedEx – A Veteran’s Story

It’s 4 AM. The alarm clock sounds. Work clothes are neatly pressed, and ready to go. The road to work is dark and quiet. It’s been over a decade since Tim Malone hung up his Army uniform, but not much has changed relative to the structure and pace of his work. Now, an AM Station Ops Manager for FedEx Express in Chattanooga, TN, Tim finds that many of the things he was used to in the military are still with him at FedEx.

January 7, 2014

These messages from Trees for Troops recipients will warm your heart

Imagine a smiling group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a Christmas tree that was grown on an American farm and shipped to arrive fresh and green somewhere on the other side of the world, just in time for Christmas. Or, imagine a military spouse and children sharing joyous memories of Christmas through the gift of a free, real Christmas tree while their family member is away serving our country. Trees for Troops makes this vision a reality!

July 2, 2013

From Fuel Supply to FuelSense

You never know where some things will lead. As an Army Captain, I had the fortune to command a supply company that included a fuel supply platoon with the responsibility to refuel the 3rd Armored Division in central Germany.These refueling operations were very static, dispensing fuel from large bladders which required units to congregate many tracked and wheeled vehicles at fuel depots. This made refueling not only inefficient but placed exposed vehicles at a higher risk of an enemy strike as they congregated.

November 28, 2012

Taking O Tannenbaum to the Troops

While the holidays are the busiest time for FedEx, one of the most special holiday gifts we are delivering this season is a Christmas tree. Thousands of them, to be exact.Trees for Troops brings together FedEx, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and tree farmers across America to transport thousands of real Christmas trees to U.S. military service members stationed overseas, as well members of the armed forces and their families on military bases in the U.S.

January 13, 2012

Hiring our Heroes

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? …” That quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is at the heart of why I am so proud to work for FedEx – a company that supports our military families and recognizes the potential of women.