posts tagged with Army

From Fuel Supply to FuelSense

fuelsense-blog-fueling5.jpeg You never know where some things will lead. As an Army Captain, I had the fortune to command a supply company that included a fuel supply platoon with the responsibility to refuel the 3rd Armored Division in central Germany.

These refueling operations were very static, dispensing fuel from large bladders which required units to congregate many tracked and wheeled vehicles at fuel depots. This made refueling not only inefficient but placed exposed vehicles at a higher risk of an enemy strike as they congregated.

We thought “there has to be a better way”, and during one of our deployment exercises, some soldiers in my unit invented a process to refuel tanks and vehicles while units were moving - a kind of mobile filling station.

FedEx Military Dad Delivers Trees For Troops

DSC_0218.JPG I was honored when FedEx asked me and my wife to be part of the Trees for Troops team that would deliver Christmas trees to Fort Polk. How could we refuse seeing my son and his buddies? It was an honor to give back to our military by being a FedEx Freight team member who delivered Christmas trees to one of the 60+ U.S. bases through the Trees for Troops program.

VIDEO: Trees for Troops and FedEx Delivering Holiday Smiles

During our busiest time of the year, we’re not too busy  to show our appreciation to the military men and women who serve our country. As part of Trees for Troops, over 17,000 live trees donated by tree growers around the country through the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are being delivered. Destinations include more than 60 military bases throughout  the U.S. and installations in Kuwait, Spain, and Bahrain.   Jason Case, a Senior Security Specialist in Columbus, Ohio is one of many FedEx employees who make this program possible by helping at distribution sites.