Supporting Service Members
We proudly support our employees who serve in military reserves. We also show our commitment and respect for the men and women in uniform who bravely defend and secure our freedoms. We provide funding, volunteers and special programs to support the military, veterans and their families.
General Dynamics shows its commitment and respect for the men and women in uniform who bravely defend and secure our freedoms. We provide funding, volunteers and special programs to support the military, veterans and their families.
General Dynamics Information Technology signed a National Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. The statement, supported by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense office, commits us to:
- Honoring and enforcing the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act.
- Providing our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
- Embracing the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to our workforce and encouraging opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
- Continually recognizing and supporting U.S. service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.
Jet Aviation honors wounded military veterans with an inventive program. Applying the unique capabilities of our workforce, we completely customize vehicles suited to each veteran’s specific needs. In 2013, we transformed a Harley Davidson motorcycle into a rolling tribute to a veteran wounded in combat in Afghanistan. In 2014, we customized a stock John Deere Gator all-terrain vehicle to restore part of the mobility a soldier sacrificed when he lost his left leg above the knee in combat in Afghanistan. Our employees volunteer hundreds of hours to build these one-of-a-kind vehicles.
Land Systems supports our military veterans. Several locations conduct annual Veterans Day ceremonies for employees. A volunteer, employeerun veteran’s committee at our facility in Lima, Ohio, constructed the Freedom Flag Monument in memory of all veterans. The team in Ohio also has a veterans committee, which provides care packages for all employees called to active duty and offers an assistance program for their families. In addition, Land Systems supports military and veteran non-profit organizations including the Wounded Warrior Project, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign, USA Cares, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) and the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Freedom Center at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, a privately funded hospitality center for members of the military, veterans and their families. Employees also run collection drives for the CPT Kyle Comfort Foundation and mail care packages to the military.
Gulfstream sponsors Georgia Institute of Technology’s VET2 training program which helps active duty Army soldiers prepare for the transition to the civilian workforce. After completing one week of academic training, participants receive a three-week placement with Gulfstream. At the end of the course, participants earn a professional certificate from a world-renowned academic institution and are well-positioned to land a civilian job.
Friends at Electric Boat Troop Support Group provides care packages to U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and other countries. The group’s team of volunteers gather donations through fundraising luncheons and other activities. The group has sent more than 7,787 care packages containing over 69,710 pounds of care items to support our brave armed forces.
Bath Iron Works supports the Veterans No Boundaries program, providing our veterans and their families with much needed recreation. This program serves disabled military veterans through a seasonal multi-day sport camp retreat. Activities include alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and biathlon in the winter and paddling, cycling, shooting, archery, rope courses, zip-lines and fishing in the summer.
Gulfstream showed its support for the troops by sponsoring the renovation of the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport’s USO Lounge in 2014. This facility is staffed seven days a week by USO volunteers, serving service members and their families, many of whom are stationed at nearby Ft. Stewart.