The mission of the Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming is to create a culture that recognizes the skills, contributions, and value that military veterans bring; fosters veteran recruiting and career growth; and supports veterans and their families. Ultimately, this group will be a forum for veterans to interact and engage while providing Gannett Fleming with a competitive advantage in veteran recruitment, retention, and stakeholder relationships.
Are you interested in submitting a veteran, an employee currently serving, or a family member of a military member for a Military Spotlight, contact the Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We're Doing
Wear Camo DayEach year, on Nov. 11, the U.S. celebrates and honors our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good, with the observance of National Veterans Day. Our Canadian brothers and sisters celebrate National Remembrance Day for the same reason. With more than 100 military veterans on staff and countless military families affiliated with Gannett Fleming, Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming encouraged all employees to join in supporting these members by wearing camo on Nov. 12, 2018.
U.S. Flag Raising Ceremony
Gannett Fleming partnered with the U.S. Air Force 193rd Special Operations Wing Honor Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to conduct an official U.S. flag raising ceremony on the campus of Gannett Fleming’s headquarters. Employees and neighboring businesses were invited out to the plaza to pay respect as U.S. Air Force Airmen raised the nation’s flag in honor of National Veterans Day. This event was completed in conjunction with the firms first-ever Wear Camo Day.
Toys for TotsContinuing the tradition of giving to the annual Toys for Tots program, Gannett Fleming employees across the nation donate countless toys toward this initiative. Toys for Tots is a program, started in 1947 and run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Recipients of Toys for Tots presents include: patients at children’s hospitals, natural disaster victims (hurricane, fire, flood, etc.), and families going through financial hardship or who live in poverty.
Operation Ward 57 Wounded Veteran & Military Families Initiative
Gannett Fleming’s Shared Services and Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming partnered with Operation Ward 57 to adopt veterans and their families. Operation Ward 57 supports wounded, injured, and ill service members, veterans, and their caregivers by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education, and promotion of their circumstances.
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Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming is in the process of building its first-ever steering committee. Stay tuned to this page for further updates.
Bob Scaer, executive sponsor
Judy Hricak, executive sponsor, mentor
Todd Wivell, founder (U.S. Air Force master sergeant, ret.)
Jim Gibbons (U.S. Army brigadier general, ret.)