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June 20, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Boeing funding new Center for Veteran Transition & Military Families at Virginia Tech

This is good news for military veterans in the Washington, DC area.

As part of a $50 million investment to become the first foundational partner for Virginia Tech’s new Innovation Campus, Boeing has announced a new partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the university to establish The Boeing Center for Veteran Transition & Military Families. It will be a new hub for veterans and their families to be located at Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA. The Center will provide career resources and advance employment opportunities for veterans in one of the nation’s most rapidly developing tech corridors, as well as support for military families during the transition to civilian life.

“Boeing has a long, proud history of supporting veterans and their families during and after their service. We’re also a leading employer of service members, with veterans representing more than 15 percent of our workforce. So we’re honored to join Virginia and Virginia Tech to build on Boeing’s commitment to veterans with this Center for Veteran Transition & Military Families,” said Boeing President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Calhoun, a Virginia Tech alumnus. “This initiative will unlock new career opportunities for veterans and their families and help develop leading technical talent while affirming our continued investment in Northern Virginia.”

The Center, which will utilize a portion of that investment, represents another milestone in this historic and evolving partnership and affirms the shared commitment by the university, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Boeing to bolster the depth of the nation’s tech talent, drive economic growth, and provide opportunities for non-traditional students, including veterans, to succeed.

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