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Press Release -- October 31st, 2013
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint’s Annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 7 – Open to the public, kids are welcome

Sprint has approximately 1,500 veteran employees, 50 Sprint employees currently deployed.

(BUSINESS WIRE), October 31, 2013 – Sprint’s sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Sprint World Headquarters Campus in Overland Park, Kan. This event will be cohosted by Sprint Campus tenants JP Morgan and Black & Veatch.

More on Sprint’s commitment to the military and veterans.

(Event flier available for downloading)
Sprint has approximately 1,500 veteran employees, and 50 Sprint employees are currently deployed. VETS, Sprint’s military Employee Resource Group, has more than 830 employee members active in 36 states and Puerto Rico.

Sprint values and honors members of the military who serve our country, and is widely recognized for our strong commitment to the military and veterans. Sprint was recently recognized as a 2014 Most Valuable Employer for Military for the fifth year in a row from, named by G.I. Jobs as a top Military Friendly Employer for 2014, as well as the No. 2 happiest company for U.S. veterans in 2012 by CareerBliss. Sprint recently donated $100,000 in technology to military students and is partnering with the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS), a strategic U.S. Army program working with businesses across different industries to open the door to possible employment opportunities once a soldier or cadet has fulfilled his or her required obligations with the Army, Army reserve or Army ROTC.

Sprint also offers military discounts to current and former military veterans.

Veterans Day Celebration on the Sprint Campus
Thursday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sprint World Headquarters Campus at 117th and Nall: 6220 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, Kan. 66251

Media note: Media vehicles must be in place by 10:30 a.m. for optimal footage of aircraft landing.
*Interview opportunities with Sprint organizers and military personnel will be available during the event.

Exhibits and attractions include:

  • Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter
  • KMBC-News Chopper 9 helicopter
  • Flyover by the Beechnutz
  • Vietnam Veterans of America UH-1 Huey
  • Weapons displays and simulator
  • Helicopter simulator from KCCopters
  • HUMVEEs and Ground Equipment – United States Army Reserve
  • Kansas National Guard
  • Kansas Air National Guard vehicle and equipment displays
  • Historical military vehicles
  • Overland Park Police Dept. Bomb Squad/SWAT/K-9 unit
  • Overland Park Police Dept. Fire and Rescue
  • Car giveaway from Cars For Heroes
  • Military museums and displays
  • Sprint Emergency Response Team
  • Shawnee Mission North Drill Team

This event is open to the public and kids are welcome.


Melinda Tiemeyer, 816-721-1000
Lisa Ketteler, 816-305-5822

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