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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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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!

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January 4, 2012

Keepsakes From Another Continent

When my wife and I moved to Belgium and our adult children came to visit us, I’m almost certain they were expecting their first pit stop in Brussels to include great chocolate, perhaps some famous Belgian mussels or a lovely stroll across the architecturally eclectic central square, the “Grand Place”.While indeed my children did eventually enjoy these tourist perks, their trip to Belgium initially took an unusual detour—our first stop was at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. And it was intentional.

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January 3, 2012

A Gift for Freedom Service Dogs

Judy McMillan, from FedEx in Denver, wrote to our department to see if we could help in moving donated Purina pet foods for Freedom Service Dogs. It is within the city of Denver and the shelter did not have the capability of picking up the food, so FedEx came to the rescue. Here is Judy's thank you:

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December 14, 2011

FedEx Military Dad Delivers Trees For Troops

As a FedEx Freight team member I’m part of a team that delivers millions of shipments and packages each year. I know each shipment and package is special to our customers. But, today I helped make a special delivery that is important to me and my family.  My wife Teresa and I were part of the FedEx Freight team that delivered holiday joy to hundreds of U.S. service members and their families at Fort Polk, Louisiana.    

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June 30, 2011

Steaks for Soldiers

If you ask Ralph Perkuhn, Senior Training Specialist for FedEx Express in the Western Region about his recent vacation, he will tell you he took a few days off in April to volunteer for the Steak Team Mission in Afghanistan. He will also humbly explain how this story is not about him. It’s about the marines. If these guys are willing to put their lives on the line for our country, Ralph and the other volunteers for the Steak Mission Team feel the least they can do- is to offer these soldiers with a “taste of home.”

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