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Alex Rolinski: My service will always be with me..it’s a big part of my life obviously.
Lacy Dodd Miske: Every time you get in that seat of the helicopter, you really think to yourself, this could be it. I don’t know if this is gonna be the last time or not. As much as I hated being away from my daughter, I was grateful that I was gonna be able to be a part of the mission.
Franklin Robinson: There’s nothing like it. There’s nothing like it. I don’t care what walk of life, skin color, um you know sexual preference…no matter what it is. We all came together and we were supporting each other. I’m never going to forget it, and that’s what I love about the Marines.
Alex Rolinski: It’s it’s almost like a separate chapter..so you picture like Alex as Army Alex and then Alex as Banker Alex. It’s two different people almost, because the experiences you go through but yet you carry some of that over into what you do in the civilian world.
Lacy Dodd Miske: When you get out of the military, it’s like you lose a part of your identity. You lose a part of who you were.
Franklin Robinson: You know, it’s kind of scary coming to uh civilian life not knowing what you’re gonna do.
Lewis Runnion: The leadership skills uh and experience that the military veterans bring to the organization are paramount to our success. They’ve learned risk assessment, they’ve learned influential leadership skills, they’ve learned communication in difficult circumstances.
Alex Rolinski: You run into challenges, like for instance if something breaks on a helicopter and we’re flying in the middle of nowhere..that’s a problem. But you adapt to that challenge. Similar in this environment, there’s constant challenges that we face. There’s no two days that are the same.
Lacy Dodd Miske: I was a Logistics Officer in the U.S. Army, and now I’m in Transportation Services where we manage armored carriers who bring the cash to the banking centers and the ATMs.
Lewis Runnion: Bank of America has over 26 military support and assistance groups. We use those as an employee network, we also use them to help in our transition and retention programs in the Bank to create that culture, if you will, to help the transition be much smoother back into the civilian world.
Franklin Robinson: Cuz when you go somewhere like overseas and you get deployed, you’re not sure if you’re going to come back or not. Once you get back, you know now to take advantage of every opportunity you have.
Lacy Dodd Miske: You learn that it’s the little things that you appreciate. You love a good home cooked meal, you love just snuggling with your child.
Franklin Robinson: I love my son. I keep him with me all the time. He doesn’t leave my side.
Alex Rolinski: Taking the kids bowling, those types of things..family activities that, you know things you don’t get to share over there.
Lewis Runnion: Today I’m proud to say that we’ve employed nearly 7,000 veterans, and we’ve made a commitment to hire an additional 10,000 veterans over the coming years.
Alex Rolinski: Bank of America has a great work life balance, so they’re very attentive to your home life and your family. Life is great, yea. I mean it wouldn’t have been possible, like I said, had I not gained what I had from the military and what Bank of America has been able to do for me. It’s just phenomenal. It’s all around a great story.
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Don Chandler: My name is Don Chandler. I served 22 years in the United States Army. I did three tours in Iraq. I wanted to follow in I guess family footsteps..from my grandparents, my uncles, my dad..all served in the military. So, I wanted to give back to my country.
Nancy Chandler: He has earned two purple hearts. He’s got a bronze star with valor, another bronze star.
Don Chandler: I’d do it again. I’d do it all again. I grew up with my father. He did not want me to go through the things that he had gone through when he came home from Vietnam. I had come home from Iraq and it was very overwhelming.
Nancy Chandler: We do have five children. We have 10 grandchildren. We were literally living payday to payday. There was just never that opportunity to be able to save for a down payment.
Casey Kinser: Our mission is to support our nation’s wounded heroes as their transitioning out of the military and into their new civilian life and that’s a difficult transition for many. We’re seeing a lot of veterans being separated from the military and they’ve got a lot of significant needs, especially housing, which is a focus of ours.
John Stein: Today what we’re gathered around is to give away a home to a military veteran and his wife and family. Its particularly poignant because this is the 1000th house that Bank of America has given back to the community. Welcome Sergeant First Class Don Chandler, his wife Gail, their kids and grandkids into a mortgage free home.
Don Chandler: Just walking through that front door and seeing her face light up, you know, there’s just no words, there’s no price tag you can put on that. She has been the foundation for me for many a years. She’s just as much a part of my career as I was. She’s the backbone of it.
Gail Chandler: Everything that they incorporated..it’s us..every little detail, it was just perfect. Lewis Runnion: To see the looks on the family’s face and to talk to them about how this home will change their lives is an amazing experience.
Casey Kinser: The relationship that Military Warriors Support Foundation has with Bank of America is incredible. We could not do this without their help.
Nancy Chandler: We would have never been able to afford it on our own. It allows people like us that second chance.
Don Chandler: It’s home. It’s a place we can see our grandkids grow up and create memories with them. I love it.
Let’s go home.
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We’re out here at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, getting ready for the Bank of America 500.It’s a great tradition that we have here. We’re going to have a really special moment at the time of the Star Spangled Banner we’re going to have 100,000 people standing up to do a tribute to our veterans.
Bank of America recognizes that many Americans look for opportunities to express their thanks to service members and their families, so we created the “Express Your Thanks” campaign, which allows you to express your gratitude for their service.
For every expression of thanks, Bank of America is going to donate a dollar to the Wounded Warrior Project up to a million dollars.
You always feel proud of your service, but when other people participate in recognizing service members and what they’ve done for our country, it is a great feeling.
We had the opportunity this week to surprise an Army veteran. He’ll actually drop the green flag from the starter stand. It’s just a special moment for he and his family, and really for all, all veterans.
You’re going to be waving this…
This here flag for the Bank of America 500.
So, that’s all you, and I guess you’re going to be up there. So don’t drop it! I guess…
…That’s what they’re always telling everybody.
To be up on the starter stand and waving the green flag to start the Bank of America 500, and a Chase race, it’s an amazing opportunity to be able to do that.
I’ll take everybody up there. All my brothers and sisters that are serving now, those that haven’t come back, and then those that are veterans, I’ll take them all up there to wave it. I’m representing everyone.
When Rick goes up and, and leans out over the track, he’s going to feel it through every fiber of his body, every single hair on his body is going to be electrified in that moment.
I’m a veteran. I served, but am still able to do this because there are people still out there – brothers, and sisters, and arms that are away from their families. They’re still serving so we can do this. If I had the opportunity tomorrow I’d lace my boots up again.
The thrill of being the guy to drop the green flag at the Bank of America 500, this is something that he and his son will talk about and relive for years to come.
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Proudly supported by Bank of America, “Welcome Back Veterans” is an organization designed to aid the hundreds of thousands of veterans after returning from fields of combat overseas. Army National Guard Staff Sergeants Jonathan Morrison and Douglas Incarnacion, along with US Army Sergeant Damien Pitters were treated to a special baseball tour.
As the Director of Military Affairs for Bank of America, I couldn’t be more proud to welcome you here. As an army veteran myself, I am very proud of the services you’ve given to our country. So, welcome, let’s have a great time.
Cleanest subway in all of New York. Right here.
There’s no one singing in there.
Yeah, (laugh), no singing.
We like to come here and have a good time.
This is one cave I wouldn’t mind being trapped in.
This is man cave guys.
Baseball came together in 2000 to form Baseball Advanced Media and here we are 14 years later and we’ve advanced quite a bit from that. So I’ll show you some of the stuff that we’re doing. This is our social media room.
We run all social media for Major League Baseball from this spot. Every team has a person as well but we coordinate with the clubs what goes up on the club accounts and on the MLB accounts.
We’ve reached the heartbeat.
This is what we call a TOC or a transmissions operations center. And this gives us terrific vision on all of our events and what’s coming through.
Look that’s where we just were. It’s like looking into the past.
Gentleman, welcome to the New York Yankees museum presented by Bank of America. This is where we get to tell some of the great stories of Yankees history, talk about some of our greatest games, greatest players, our greatest moments. Shall we take a look around?
What’s it like seeing your stuff on display in a museum?
It’s amazing to me because to see my picture inside Yankee Stadium anywhere, or the suite 24…I see it all the time and I really appreciated that when the stadium opened. But now to see it like this inside the displays, it’s something I could never dream of playing for the Yankees so it’s awesome.
You won the homerun derby that year too.
Yeah. I won in ’97. I hit the uh, shortest distance of homeruns though but I hit the most.
You’re just being efficient.
They were just getting over the wall.
You’re being efficient. Efficiency.
We saved our jerseys on this ’98 team and on the flight home from San Diego we just went around the airplane and got everyone to sign our jerseys.
Gentleman, welcome to Monument Park. I like to call this baseball’s most exclusive fraternity. This is where the greatest players in Yankees history are honored here with plaques, with retired numbers, and with monuments.
This is all because you guys fight for us. We wouldn’t be able to play baseball and all that if you guys didn’t do what you did. This is great, but what you all day, thank you all very much for your service as well. It’s awesome that you all do that. I appreciate it so much. Thank you.
Army National Guard Staff Sergeants Jonathan Morrison and Douglas Incarnacion along with US Army Sergeant Damien Pitters, were treated to a special baseball day proudly supported by Bank of America.
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