Log In or Register
HomeLocal NewsState NewsSportsOpinionObituariesAgriculture
Quick Links
  Home
  My Bulletin
  Contact The Bulletin

Marketplace
  Display Ads
  Classifieds
  Dir. of Advertisers

Opinion

Ricketts: Reduce property tax burden

Legislature report: cattle, RR crews, marijuana & aging

More opinion

Ag News

Governor appoints new directors to Nebraska Wheat Board

Nebraska SRM conference set in North Platte

More Ag News


Email Article | Print Article
News - State/Regional News
 
U.P. donates to Wounded Warrior ProjectTell North Platte what you think
 

Union Pacific is donating $60,000 to Wounded Warrior Project®, a national organization serving military service members who incurred service-connected injuries or illnesses on or after Sept. 11, 2001, and their families.

NebraskaLand National BankYou've got a
facebook Request!
CLICK HERE!

More than 50,000 service men and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, an estimated 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds, including combat-related stress, major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, Union Pacific said in the announcement.

Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

Nearly 23 percent of Union Pacific’s 2012 new hires - 800 or so - are military veterans, the company said.

“We are extremely honored to contribute to Wounded Warrior Project," said Union Pacific president and CEO Jack Koraleski. “The fact that military veterans represent approximately 20 percent of our employees reflects the special efforts we make to recruit them. We are proud of this connection.”

Steve Nardizzi, executive director, Wounded Warrior Project thanked Union Pacific for its support.

More than 50,000 service men and women have been 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.

The railroad has a "progressive reserve" policy, compensating the difference in between what the military and company pays for workers who are called to active duty, the company said. Also, U.P. continues to provide health plan benefits for dependents when employees are deployed in the military.


Like this story to send to your facebook

The North Platte Bulletin - Published 11/9/2012
Copyright © 2012 northplattebulletin.com - All rights reserved.
Flatrock Publishing, Inc. - 1300 E 4th St., Suite F - North Platte, NE 69101
 
Show me Talk Back during this visit
 
 

Copyright © 2003 - 2014 northplattebulletin.com
All rights reserved.

Flatrock Publishing, Inc.
1300 E 4th St., Suite F
North Platte, NE 69101

 
Your Ip Address - 54.205.254.108
North Platte, Nebraska