Northwest Aerospace News December 2018 | January 2019 Issue No. 6 | Page 19

T   oday, veterans make up approxi- mately 15 percent of Boeing’s workforce – both globally and here in the Pacific Northwest. The time they spent in service of their country instilled a unique set of values and skills that strengthen Boeing’s innovative legacy as an aerospace leader. Members of the Boeing Employee Veterans Association march in the Boeing Seafair Air Show The courage, leadership, integrity, and critical thinking Boeing’s veterans add to their teams is an invaluable addition to our company. It is just a small part of why Boeing has hired and trained more than 9,000 veterans since 2011. Our commitment to men and women transitioning out of uniform does not stop there. Each year, Boeing and its employ- ees support more than 800 military and veteran events, programs, and organiza- tions that offer critical skill training and workforce transition support. Boeing also proudly announced a $5 million donation to expand the United Service Organizations’ Pathfinder Pro- gram last year. This comprehensive em- ployment readiness program is the first of its kind for service members entering the civilian workforce. Boeing’s investment will support more than 210,000 veterans looking for non-military jobs in the next three years. In 2017, Boeing and our employees contributed $17 million to veterans’ ini- tiatives. Employee giving and a commit- ment to those who serve is at the core of who we are as a company and workforce, in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. That commitment does not stop at the front door. Boeing veteran employees who join the Boeing Employee Veterans Association at thirteen company sites can help us expand the company’s outreach to veteran communities – through partnerships that honor and support veterans and their families. We know that veterans make us better – they deliver the courage, leadership, and integrity that ensure the work we do matters. Through their work, and our commitment, we can continue making a difference every day. Every year, The Boeing Classic honors the men and women who serve our country with Military Appreciation Day on the final day of the tournament. Learn more at: DECEMBER | JANUARY 2019 ISSUE NO. 6 19