Trees for Troops: Delivering Holiday Joy Around the World for the Past Decade

Click here to follow the #TreesForTroops conversation below. For many, there is no better visceral image of the holiday season than the delicious scent and sight of a fresh cut Christmas tree. The Christmas tree embodies the spirit of the season, a symbol of tradition and cheer enjoyed each year. 

Hunger Relief: Focusing on a Solution

FCW Indy.jpg September is Hunger Action Month. FedEx team members in nearly fifteen cities across the country will also be pitching in at their local food banks as part of the company’s FedEx Cares Week. In Indianapolis, FedEx has been volunteering with Gleaners for over a decade. Many are deeply affected by the organization’s mission and the people it touches.

Courier Catches the Social Spotlight After Customer Care Caught on Video

Dennis.jpg After 24 years on the job, FedEx Express courier Dennis Biggs thinks of the HNB station in Indianapolis as home. As he walked into the station on a recent morning, he was told he was now famous. “Biggs”, he recalls a fellow courier saying, “You’re famous for shaking a rug.”

Delivering the Holidays, FedEx Style

DSC_0222.jpg This year marks the ninth annual “Trees for Troops” program delivered by FedEx. Today, FedEx volunteers in Thorntown, Ind., are officially kicking off this year’s initiative as they prepare hundreds of fresh trees destined to military members stationed in the Middle East. For military personnel serving abroad, the trees will provide a living connection to their holiday traditions at home.

Saying goodbye to the 727 aircraft

Boeing-FedEx-727-intro.jpg For 35 years, Boeing 727 aircraft were a reliable workhorse for the world’s largest express transportation company. Now, the venerable 727 narrow-body freighter closes an enduring chapter in aviation history as FedEx becomes the last major carrier to retire the aircraft from service. The retirement is part of our aircraft modernization strategy.

FedEx team member Al Hill was selected to jumpseat on the final revenue flight of a FedEx 727, on a route from Indianapolis to Memphis, and he shared some of his thoughts with us:

...People have often asked me about my "dream aircraft", and I always say it is the 727, because of its stature. Because of it, we accomplished so much. It really put Federal Express out there. I have some emotions that I didn’t think I would see the day when we wouldn’t fly them anymore...