Military Native

Tech Forward
Now more than ever, decision-makers from the most innovative global tech corporations know that talent retention is a key cornerstone for success.Amazon has proven to be no exception, as their commitment to retaining and training their workforce shows, including specialized technical programs for veterans and spouses reentering civilian life. These paid training initiatives include AWS re/Start, Amazon Technical Apprenticeships, Career Choice, and Amazon Technical Academy.
Family finds comfort in Fisher House through decades
Thomas Queen and his wife, Michelle, knew each other from an early age. They started dating around the time Thomas began to have neurological episodes. Now, decades later, the couple has fought through multiple sclerosis and cancer treatments their whole married life, often staying at the D.C. Fisher House. The family talks about Thomas’s military service and the VA doctor who made the diagnosis that changed their lives.
NBCUniversal Bold Vets
From Boots to Boardroom: Because I’m a Veteran
Tune-in for NBCUniversal Advertising and Partnerships’ BOLD Vets third annual Veterans Day Event on Thursday, November 11. designed to honor, educate and inspire the military community as they shine a spotlight on the reasons why veterans are an asset to the organization and the entire industry.
Better Smiles and Better Health with BCBS FEP Dental
Those who have had experiences with the military—either serving or families of those who have—know that presentation is important. When it comes to presentation, many people might not immediately think of their smile. From first impressions to showing off your pride, a smile does a lot for us every single day. But did you know your smile also shows off your overall health, too?
Henry Jackson Foundation
Looking for the link
Dr. Rachel Ellsworth explores how different demographics are affected by breast cancer and if there is an identifiable reason for why some groups are more at risk than others.
Embrace The Challenge
Amazon has a prime opportunity for U.S. military veterans and spouses seeking their next career challenge. After exceeding their plans to hire 25,000 veterans and spouses by 2021, company officials recently announced a stunning pledge to bring on 100,000 vets and spouses by 2024.
How Veterans and Spouses Provide Military-Grade Hospitality
At IHG® Army Hotels, we strive to offer our guests a higher rank of hospitality, and our team members carry that ethos with them on post every day. And though each of our colleagues offer their unique perspective, our veterans and military spouse team members always go above and beyond in creating an environment that caters to our guests, and it’s important to recognize the attributes they bring to the table.
IHG® Army Hotels: Celebrating 12 Years
At IHG® Army Hotels, it has been an honor to serve our military community for the past 12 years. We understand the challenges and sacrifices that come with the military life, and it brings us great pleasure to know that we’re supporting your mission well, scoring an average of 4.3 on a 5-point scale in our Guest Satisfaction Surveys, and being awarded 5 out of 5 stars on the Garrison Commander Evaluation Metric every year since 2017.
IHG® Army Hotels: Made with You in Mind
Military travel comes with its own unique set of challenges and needs, and IHG® Army Hotels carefully considers all of them in the design of their hotels.
IHG® Army Hotels’ Approach to Sustainability
In February 2021, IHG® Hotels & Resorts launched Journey to Tomorrow, a series of ambitious new commitments to make a positive difference for people, communities, and planet over the next decade. The company has committed to reduce energy use and carbon emissions, pioneer the transformation to a minimal waste hospitality industry, conserve water, and help secure water access in those areas at greatest risk.
Achieving the Mission: Employee Testimonials from IHG® Army Hotels
At IHG Army Hotels®, every single colleague across our 76 hotels on 40 different Army bases is committed to our mission of achieving a higher rank of hospitality. Whether you’re enjoying time off at our Fort Shafter location in Honolulu or taking a TDY trip to historic West Point, our staff is working tirelessly to bring you the service, safety, and hospitality you expect from IHG Army Hotels®. To learn more about what our mission means to them, we’re sharing testimonials from some of our incredible employees.
How Amazon Serves Our Nation’s Veterans
Amazon is steadfast in its dedication to our nation’s veterans, currently employing over 45,000 military veterans and spouses, and actively recruiting more. In an effort to improve the lives of veterans, Amazon has championed the following programs to address critical challenges facing the military community, with a focus on employment, employee development and caring for veterans in need.
How IHG® Army Hotels is Providing a Higher Rank of Hospitality
At IHG® Army Hotels, we understand how difficult of a year it’s been, especially for active-duty servicemembers and their families. While the rest of the world stood still, military families had to navigate things like deployment, PCS and TDY. But, with 76 hotels on 40 Army bases across the United States, we’ve been able to help those families along the way, providing them with the service, safety, and hospitality they deserve
WE CAN HELP YOU SEE WHAT’S IMPORTANT.
Healthy eyes are an important part of your overall health. By following a few healthy habits, you can protect you and your family’s lifelong vision health. Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP VisionSM can help you get started with these six simple habits.
From Cadet to Vet: How Amazon Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life
At Amazon, we continue to realize the importance of recruiting and hiring veterans and military spouses in full and part-time roles across the U.S. We currently employ 45,000 veterans out of which 15,000 are either women veterans or military spouses. We are committed to supporting the military community and continue to hire veterans and military spouses to help build the future at Amazon.
SIX NEW FISHER HOUSES OPEN IN 2020
Fisher House Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs are on track to open six new Fisher Houses across the U.S. in 2020, allowing more than 100 more families to stay in safe, comfortable lodging for free on any given night while their loved one undergoes care at VA medical centers.
The First Front Line
Military service people are our original frontline workers. They are ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country. And though we don’t often see the work they do, they’re essential to maintaining our national safety and security, and they deserve our utmost respect. That’s why I want to take this moment during National Veteran and Military Families Month to salute America’s active-duty soldiers and military veterans.
After finding Fisher House and adaptive sports, a former pilot becomes veteran advocate
David Ortiz was never afraid of a challenge. He was an avid outdoorsman before he joined the Army and became a Kiowa helicopter pilot in the 82nd Airborne Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade. In Eastern Afghanistan, Kiowa pilots took a lot of risk to protect the guys on the ground, and, in February 2012, David suffered a hard landing that destroyed his aircraft, broke his legs, and inflicted extreme trauma on his spine, throat, and lungs.
WE CAN HELP YOU SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE.
Good dental health is important. But if you’re like many Americans, dental anxiety can be keeping you from going to the dentist. Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP DentalSM can help you overcome your fears and be on your way to smiling with confidence.
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