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Recognizing the skills of veterans, especially as related to many
industrial sectors, many manufacturers are stepping up their efforts to
hire veterans. UTC Aerospace Systems is proud to support the nation's
veterans with the donation of $100,000 to Wounded Warrior Project®
(WWP) through its ISR & Space Systems business.
This is the sixth-consecutive year that Charlotte, N.C.-based
UTC Aerospace Systems has supported Wounded Warrior
Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor
and empower wounded warriors. UTC Aerospace Systems is a
unit of United Technologies Corp.
The $100,000 donation will be designated for the WWP
Warriors to Work program, which offers career guidance and
support services to veterans transitioning into the civilian
workforce. The program also partners with employers by connecting them with qualified candidates, educating them about
combat-related injuries, facilitating the onboarding process
and developing long-lasting relationships throughout the lifecycle of employment.
"At ISR & Space Systems, supporting the warfighter is core
to what we do every day, providing our customers with technology and advanced tools that enable mission success," says
Tom Bergeron, president, ISR & Space Systems. "We are committed to the warfighters on and off the battlefield, and know
that many face significant challenges in preparing to enter the
workforce. This year we are proud that our funds will go directly to helping returning service personnel overcome any obstacles they may have in finding meaningful employment."
During Veterans Week in November, the ISR & Space Systems

business invited injured veterans to share their stories at eight
of its facilities, which also held a variety of events to raise money
for WWP and to recognize local veterans.
"We are grateful for the support UTC Aerospace Systems
is providing to help Wounded Warrior Project's programs
and services," says Adam Silva, chief program officer at WWP.
"With their designation to the Warriors to Work program,
UTC Aerospace Systems is helping our returning warriors
overcome obstacles big and small as they make career changes. Many of our service personnel entered into the military
right out of high school and don't have experience preparing
for careers in the civilian world. Add to that the physical and
psychological trauma many come home with, and the barriers
can seem insurmountable. The UTC Aerospace Systems donation will help us continue to assist veterans on their road to
economic empowerment."
According to the WWP, 52,000 servicemen and women have
been physically injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000
service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment. mt
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