Jackson Airport leading the charge for veterans

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Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is proud to lead the charge for veterans. Officials brought businesses together in October at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to participate in a workshop to learn more about the Edge4Vets programs.  

The workshop, conducted by Tom Murphy, the Founder of the program, focused on the businesses, now it’s time to connect them with the veterans.  The program is geared toward teaching vets how to translate their military strengths into tools for civilian success. 

The program, originally started in New York and coming to Jackson this fall, is open to all veterans, military service personnel, (including the National Guard) and their families.  Veterans will meet on November 6th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport on the 3rd floor in the Community Room.

 A free lunch will be provided and yields the perfect networking opportunity for business mentors and veterans alike, so veterans should be job-interview ready including their attire.  Free transportation will be provided via shuttle service from the Veterans Center located at 1755 Lelia Drive, Jackson, MS 39216 to the airport.  

You must confirm your attendance for this service, so we can properly schedule.  It’s not too late for veterans or businesses to participate!  Simply send an email to ymoore@jmaa.com to express your interest, to learn more details about the November 6th event and confirm your attendance.  Veterans who confirm their attendance will also receive orientation materials in preparation of the event.

Edge4Vets is offered by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University in partnership with Airports Council Int’l, North America as the airport association’s official vehicle to prepare and connect veterans to jobs at airports throughout the US and Canada. The program is currently being offered at Houston airports, LAX in Los Angeles, and CVG in Cincinnati, just to name a few.  

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