New funding will provide transition services for veterans and their families
CANBERRA – 7 September 2017: Raytheon Australia today announced an increased sponsorship to $275,000 for the Soldier On veterans’ organisation. In addition to $150,000 already committed to Soldier On a further $125,000 will be made available over the next three years to provide workforce transition services and support Soldier On’s Veteran and Family Support Officer, who currently assists veterans and their families across South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
“Supporting veterans and their families as they transition to the civilian workforce is something we believe in deeply,” said Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon Australia. “Our partnership with Soldier On helps ensure these highly skilled individuals have the tools and resources they need to continue their careers after their days of active service come to an end.”
Raytheon Australia has been a sponsor of Solider On since 2016. The existing sponsorship funds the Canberra based Veteran and Family Support Officer. This officer is at the forefront of helping veterans and their families, serving as Solider On’s first point of contact for more than 500 transitioning service personnel each year.
“Soldier On is able to support hundreds of veterans and their families around Australia due to the support of Raytheon Australia,” said John Bale, chief executive officer of Soldier On. “This support will help more men and women as they transition from service to the civilian workforce and enable them to secure meaningful futures.”
In addition to the corporate support, the Raytheon Australia workforce also makes individual financial contributions through workplace events and fundraisers in support of Soldier On.
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