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Wounded Warrior Project Actively Transitioning Returning Veterans Foremost Into All Areas of Transport & Logistics Sector

WWP Sets the Pace For 2014 with Flagship Logistics Group at Indy Launch

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month marked a milestone for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the cold chain logistics industry. In partnership with Flagship Logistics Group, WWP helped staff one of the first of hopefully many ADA exceeding facilities built by a Top 100 Third Party Logistics provider.

Alongside WWP were the following organizations on hand to provide support for the grand opening, and Flagship Logistics Group would like to thank every one of these organizations for their support of both the company's newly hired veterans as well as Flagship's endeavors to support veterans and their families in a significant and meaningful way.  Dignitaries from the state and city, and active duty military command as well as multiple support organizations that provide critical services to support military veterans and their families were on hand.

Those at the launch included dignitaries from the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Veterans Administration, Jim Morrison, Director of Veteran Opportunity for the Office of Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann; a representative for Senator Joe Donnelly; the Deputy Director from Indiana's Department of Veteran Affairs Russ Eaglin; State Command Sergeant Major James Gordon from the National Guard, and other dignitaries from Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Army, Marines, 3GTMS, Paul Chapa, Founder of Food Industry Serving Heroes, and on hand speaking for WWP were veterans Jason Braase as well as David Doughtery and Joe Franzese

"We hope every aspect of this launch put a spotlight for the logistics and transportation industry as a whole on where the needs lie for our veterans – and within the industry," said Flagship Logistics Group CEO and CREO Operating Partner Bob Moran. "Additionally, and probably most important to me, I wanted to be sure that the voices of our veterans and all the hard work of those who are doing so much selflessly to support our heroes were heard in this launch. So many have served unfailingly and at great sacrifice." 

Through its Warriors to Work Program, WWP works hand in hand with returning veterans and with companies all over the U.S. to place returning veterans and their families, providing all possible transition support and services to be able to make a successful transition back into civilian lives.

"You know, every day, in every way, my life just keeps getting better and better," noted Braase in his opening remarks. 

The launch provided a platform for those involved to share a bit of their experiences and their stories, and bring home what really happens when a veteran comes home from active combat.  In describing their time while on tour of duty, Braase and other veterans at the launch described what their days were like, and also the positive impact they were able to have where they could: whether creating better infrastructure through medical help; implementation of proper sewage systems for civilians' homes; provision to locals of clean water systems, and more.  Braase cited having had "the amazing privilege of escorting over a million ballots for the first Iraqi democratic election."

WWP will continue to work closely with Flagship Logistics Group and is available to work with any company within the transport and logistics sector that is interested in deploying returning veterans into civilian roles that match their skill sets and expertise through the Warriors to Work program.  There are many veterans not yet home who look forward to knowing they will be welcomed home with open arms, and by companies needing them, and ready to meet their needs. 

About Flagship Logistics Group
Flagship Logistics Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flagship Food Group, specializes in frozen and refrigerated LTL (less than load) transportation.  Flagship Logistics Group has emerged as a leader in cold chain network logistics. Providing third-party contract warehousing, manufacturing support and general out-sourced logistics services for customers anywhere in the United States, Flagship Logistics Group uses the industry's first newly designed TMS (transportation management software) in over a decade from 3GTMS to support contact center operations, along with five strategically located temperature controlled distribution warehouses, multiple regional cross-dock/cold storage facilities and a reliable network of temperature-controlled carrier partners.  Additional information can be found at the corporate web site: http://www.flagshipfoodgroup.com/logistics.aspx.

About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving Wounded Warriors for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Media Relations Inquiries:

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For Questions Regarding Call Center Launch: Lara Abrams-Melman, President, Lara Abrams Communications, LLC 415-613-1704, [email protected]

SOURCE Flagship Logistics Group

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