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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 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 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 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.

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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.

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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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December 1, 2011

Oh What Sweet Memories!

Is this FedEx’s newest fleet? No, but it is an opportunity for an old Marine to walk down memory lane. Who would have thought that 20 years after leaving the Marine Corps, FedEx would give me an opportunity to once again work on the CH-46 Sea Knight?   For the past several months, I have had the honor to not only work for FedEx, but with the Marines again. Our joint mission: to relocate a retired CH-46 helicopter from the boneyard at the Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ to The Veterans’ Museum in Halls, TN.

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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.

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