Supporting Service Members
We proudly support our employees who serve in military reserves
We also provide financial support to a number of non-profit military and veterans’ organizations. These groups generally work toward improving the quality of life for veterans and others through their programs and social contributions.
We created a military employment policy for employees in the U.S. military reserves that goes beyond the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). We ensure that all eligible employees who are called to military active duty are afforded appropriate compensation, benefits and job protection. We protect them financially by continuing to pay any difference between their service income and their income from General Dynamics.
Multiple businesses support Run to Home Base, an organization that provides programs to veterans who are suffering from the invisible wounds of war. The 2017 General Dynamics team secured the title of being the top fundraising team for the second year in a row.
Gulfstream is a sponsor of the Veterans Education Training and Transition Program at Georgia Tech-Savannah, an initiative designed to help active-duty service members make the transition from the military to the corporate world. The four-week program includes a three-week internship where participants practice their skills on the job at a Gulfstream facility.
Project Elf is a unique volunteering experience that gives our Information Technology employees in the Washington, D.C., region the opportunity to be an “Elf” for military families. Employees receive a wish list from a military family that contains presents requested by children in that family. Our employees also volunteer at the Fort Meade (Maryland) and Fort Belvoir (Virginia) centers on the day of Project Elf and they wrap and distribute the gifts to the military family members.
Land Systems employees at our Lima, Ohio, facility have a volunteer, employee-run veterans committee. They constructed the Freedom Flag Monument in memory of all veterans. The team also provides care packages for all employees called to active duty and offers an assistance program for their families.
For the past 10 years, Mission Systems–Canada has proudly supported the Canada Army Run. This event raises funds for ill and injured soldiers and their families and brings together Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces in the spirit of camaraderie and community.
Mission Systems supports the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation which assists severely wounded, post-9/11 veterans in their efforts to be active and self-sufficient members of the community when they return from service. Each year, the program provides transitioning veterans with financial support for housing, mentoring for personal, academic and professional success, and employment networking upon completion of a degree.