Two days before Management Assistant Scott T. planned to evacuate his Fort Myers, Florida, home ahead of Hurricane Irma, he got a call that changed his plans.
His National Guard unit had been called to duty.
Within hours, Scott shifted roles from running the Exotic Car Collection branch in downtown Naples to that of a National Guard officer working a state of emergency.
“My unit had been activated, so instead of evacuating to Georgia with my wife, I had 48 hours to report to Tampa with the National Guard,” says Scott, a First Lieutenant with the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. “With the state of emergency declared, we knew we’d have to act fast.”
Continue reading Called to duty: Activating for Irma
Some people run for fun. Some run to compete. Charlie L. runs for a cause.
Charlie, Branch Rental Manager in Orange Park, Florida, recently completed his third Boston Marathon and fifth overall. Most of his marathon appearances helped raise money to fight deadly diseases. All of them were motivated by his mother.
Continue reading Marathons for Mom
For a company that prides itself on customer service, exemplary tales of doing the right thing don’t often go unnoticed. In Jacksonville, Florida, a deserving employee earned an Emerald Club Greeter recognition for his outstanding customer service.
Continue reading Taking home the rose
Meet Sergeant First Class Carlos A.
Carlos joined the Marines in June of 1990 and was deployed three times – twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.
Nearly five years after being discharged, Carlos’s patriotic spirit led him to join the National Guard in 2003.
Continue reading A Culture of Military Support and Recognition