ATK has proudly supported the Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) for several years. The MLI donates highly trained landmine detection dogs to mine-affected countries and trains local handlers to safely use these dogs to find landmines. It also provides prostheses and rehabilitative care to people, particularly children, who have been injured by landmines, and vocational training to restore dignity and hope. Army Maj. Gen. (ret.) Guy Bourn, ATK’s vice president of Defense Systems, is on the MLI Board of Directors.
ATK’s newly sponsored dog, MDD Rocket, completed his training at the Mine Detection Dog Center in Bosnia, Herzegovina, and deployed to Azerbaijan where he was paired with his new handler at the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action. MDD Rocket will carry on the legacy of the retired MDD Duco, sponsored by ATK in 2005, who searched more than 1.5 million square meters of mine-contaminated land in Azerbaijan, allowing people to return to their homes, grow crops, herd animals, go to school, and live, work and play on the land without fear.
“I wanted a job where I could continue to support the men and women who wear the uniform,” – Captain Sara Behr. Behr left the active Army in 2003. She is currently a company commander in the Minnesota Army National Guard AND a communications specialist at ATK’s Armament Systems in Plymouth. Sara will be representing ATK at this week’s AUSA 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition. Minnesota. More
Know of a veteran looking for a career? Tell them about ATK’s Jobs for Veterans program website.
ATK is once again sponsoring the moving series, “Grateful Nation”, which shares behind-the-scenes stories of disabled veterans who return to their traditional American hunting heritage. The series is hosted by former Army Airborne Ranger and actor, Tim Abell, and airs on the Outdoor Channel. Check your local listing for channels and show times.
If you know a veteran that is in the job market, tell them about our new website, Jobs for Veterans, dedicated to helping our veterans match their military skills and experience with ATK job opportunities. The website features testimonials by ATK employee veterans, a quick and easy way to join ATK’s talent community, and features a video message to veterans from CEO Mark DeYoung. A link to the website is also available from Careers.