BAE Systems Supports Veterans Day as Part of Its Multi-Year Contribution to The Mission Continues

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Veterans Report for Duty This Veterans Day To Make an Impact in Communities Across the Country

BAE Systems stands with veterans making community impact this Veterans Day as part of its three-year commitment to veterans nonprofit The Mission Continues. Since 2015, BAE Systems has been empowering The Mission Continues operations across the country that engage veteran volunteers every day to have deep impact on critical challenges facing underserved communities. Recent investments by the company enable the organization to sustain long-term efforts to support veterans in their reintegration through community Service Platoons, Fellowships, leadership summits and national service campaigns including the 2017 Veterans Day campaign.

As the lead sponsor for this year’s Mission Continues' Veterans Day campaign, BAE Systems is supporting more than 30 service projects nationwide where veterans and local volunteers will come together in service to create positive impact in their communities. Throughout the holiday weekend, veteran-led Service Platoon projects will be held in cities such as Miami, FL; Boston, MA; St Louis, MO; Minneapolis, MN; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Honolulu, HI; San Diego, CA; and Houston, TX, to name a few.

The service projects revolve around the restoration and beautification of community spaces in need of assistance. In Washington, D.C., The Mission Continues volunteers along with The Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs and community members will be serving at the Langston Community Center. Volunteers will build benches, paint the facilities, organize the clothing donation room, and construct trash receptacles. In Orlando, The Mission Continues 1st and 2nd Platoons are teaming up with Home Builders Institute and Second Harvest Food Bank to build mobile food pantries for local schools in need of extra food storage space, due to an influx of new students from Puerto Rico displaced by Hurricane Maria.

The 2017 Veterans Day campaign is just one of many initiatives led by The Mission Continues that empower veterans to continue serving at home by mobilizing together and solving challenges specific to their communities. Veterans participate in operations by serving with The Mission Continues in a variety of capacities, leading to an increase in personal growth through service. These volunteer opportunities are contributing to veteran-led community impact and a greater sense of connection among veterans.

To learn more about The Mission Continues’ programs and opportunities to get involved and support our efforts, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org.

About The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more. Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve. To learn more, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter at @missioncontinue.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions. The company employs a skilled workforce of 83,100 people in more than 30 countries. Working with customers and local partners, BAE Systems develops, engineers, manufactures, and supports products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. To learn more, visit http://www.baesystems.com/US.

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