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Delta employees stood ramrod straight as a box draped in an American flag rolled off an aircraft at the Atlanta airport. Delta volunteers reverently handled the precious cargo, which contained the remains of a soldier who had been missing since World War II. That same afternoon, those volunteers – the ...
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Just as Delta is committed to hiring and supporting veterans, Stacy Pearsall is committed to telling their stories. On Thursday, the renowned combat photographer and owner of the Veterans Portrait Project came to the Delta campus in Atlanta to share her own journey and continue her mission of connecting with ...
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Howard M., a retired U.S. Marine, was waiting at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport earlier this week during a layover on his way home for the holidays, when he came across a special spot –the Delta Military lounge – meant just for customers like him. “Whether you’re a veteran like me ...
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After Marine Pfc. Ben H. Gore was killed in fierce fighting in the Gilbert Islands in 1943, his body was buried in a local battlefield cemetery. After the war U.S. officials went to the Pacific to bring the remains of American servicemen home, but Gore’s were not found. Fittingly, it ...
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"Many hands make light work… many hearts make life work.” On a crisp fall day, Delta celebrated the dedication of its latest Habitat for Humanity home – this time in Pacific, Wash. Delta has built more than 200 homes as a longtime partner of Habitat for Humanity, and this was ...
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Delta's long and rich legacy of providing vital service to the U.S. military comes to life through many special artifacts preserved at the Delta Flight Museum. Delta News Hub interviewed Marie Force, the museum's Director – Archives, about the many special artifacts from across Delta’s family tree of more than ...
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Throughout the company’s history, Delta employees have juggled commitments to both the U.S. military and the airline’s passengers in times of war. In the process, the airline contributed to American war efforts and was shaped by them. In honor of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, the Delta Flight Museum ...
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“Thank You For Your Service,” a new documentary investigating the mental health struggles of many military veterans, will be featured on Delta Studio throughout November in honor of Veterans’ Day in the U.S. Directed by Tom Donohue, “Thank You For Your Service” debuted on Capitol Hill in September and is ...
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As part of Delta’s ongoing commitment to supporting veterans, the airline joined the Fisher House Foundation to dedicate the newest Fisher House last week in Long Beach, Calif., near Los Angeles. Dana Debel, Delta’s Managing Director – State and Local Government Affairs, joined Tracye B. Davis, Acting Director, VA Long ...
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"All gave some, some gave all." For anyone who’s witnessed, it’s a solemn sight. A fallen hero in a flag-draped casket on an airport tarmac being escorted home to his or her final resting place. It’s something Brian McConnell stands watch over at least once a week. The 33-year Delta ...
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This time of year, Dave Carpenter puts his passion into action. Even in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the Vietnam War veteran stays up into the wee hours of the morning whipping up hot, home-cooked meals – everything from spaghetti to chicken cordon bleu – and he ...
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Delta's Technical Operations team celebrated Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with employee festivities in the Atlanta facility’s hangar. The event paid tribute to those who have served the U.S. armed forces, both past and present. With the TechOps celebration in its fourth year, each shift had a special ceremony during ...