Media Release: Raytheon Australia Partners with Soldier On in Support of Veterans and their Families

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE RAYTHEON AUSTRALIA AND SOLDIER ON

Raytheon Australia partners with Soldier On in support of veterans and their families

Michael Ward, Managing Director of Raytheon Australia and John Bale, CEO and co-founder of Soldier On today announced that Raytheon Australia will provide $150,000 in sponsorship over three years to fund Solider On’s Canberra-based Reintegration Officer.

Soldier On’s Reintegration Officers are at the forefront of helping veterans and their families and interacted with over 500 veterans last year. Their important role provides support to veterans and their families, including aiding veterans to gain access to training, education and job programs.

Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Michael Ward said that as an Australian defence industry leader, Raytheon Australia is pleased to partner with Soldier On.  “The support we provide for the Canberra based Reintegration Officer will help veterans transition from the Australian Defence Force to the civilian workforce.”

“Raytheon Australia proudly employs former serving ADF members.  These individuals bring unique experiences and skills that add value to our business and contribute to better national security outcomes for Australia.”

“Supporting veterans is everyone’s responsibility and I am pleased that Raytheon Australia’s contribution will make a real difference to the lives of veterans and their families,” Ward said.

Mr Bale said that thanks to the support of organisations like Raytheon Australia, Soldier On is able to support thousands of veterans and their families all across Australia.

“Demand for our support is increasing and we are committed to funding integrated and holistic programs that underpin the reintegration and recovery of veterans and their families.”

“Transitioning from the ADF to civilian life can be an incredibly lonely, stressful experience. In some circumstances an unsupported transition can result in relationship breakdown, homelessness, and poor mental health and wellbeing.”

“With the support of Raytheon Australia, Soldier On is able to walk alongside veterans through the transition process, and provide the much needed support to assist their integration into the civilian workforce,” Bale concluded.

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For more information, please contact:

Nicole Thomson-Pride

Communications & Media Manager

Soldier On

nicole.thomson-pride@soldieron.org.au | 0428 076 773

 

Brad Rowswell

Senior Communications Manager

Raytheon Australia

brad.rowswell@raytheon.com.au | 0476 827 338