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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

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

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 11, 2013

Thank you, Bluegrass Delivery of KY, Inc.

It would probably be a mistake to say that Bluegrass Delivery of KY, Inc. hires veterans simply because its owner, Roland Baxley, served in the United States Navy. Nonetheless, the military connection is strong: “I want to help out veterans,” Roland says.

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.

February 21, 2011

Giving back to the military on President’s Day

Today, in commemoration of President’s Day, FedEx team members are volunteering at USO for a United Way Day of Caring in Washington, D.C. FedEx team members are helping to assemble the care packages for service members deployed overseas. The care packages include items like combs, toothpaste, phone cards and crossword puzzles.

October 11, 2010

Helping Disabled Veterans Get to the Mountaintop

On 9/11/2010, eight veterans, one veteran family member, a five person film crew, and a representative from our team’s main sponsor, Force Factor Nutrition, summitted Longs Peak, the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park, just before noon. How did anyone know who we were?  Thanks to FedEx Office, we were able to hand out cards and stickers along the way that carried our logo.  While we were on top of the mountain, we were able to proudly display our banner, thanks to the great team from the Denver district of FedEx Office.