FedEx Operations Support Agent Lead Joel Fernando takes his job very seriously. As a courier who makes regular deliveries to and from the sailors and Marines in Dubai, he finds that volunteering with the USO makes his work flow smoothly.
“I am a volunteer because I want to have a stronger relationship with the USO and the U.S. Navy,” Fernando said. “They feel at home when they see FedEx inside the USO.”
Fernando, who works and lives in Dubai, hasn’t served in the military himself, but he still finds the USO to be his home away from home.
“If I’m here, I’m FedEx. If I’m a volunteer, I’m purely USO.”
You can send a message of support and thanks directly to service members via the USO’s Campaign to Connect. Your messages will appear on screens at USO locations around the world.
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Each December, airports around the nation are swarmed by troops heading home from basic training, released from their drill sergeants for a few weeks to see their families for the holidays. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport sees close to 10,000 troops during this holiday exodus, and each of them is greeted and cared for by USO of Georgia volunteers.