At Bell Helicopter, we are proud to be among the top employers of choice for veterans. We recognize the values of integrity, trust, respect and commitment to excellence instilled through military service, and we proudly honor those who have served and continue to serve our nation. Bell Helicopter will accomplish our mission to change the way the world flies by becoming the Employer of Choice for veterans transitioning from the service, supporting our veteran employee population as well as veteran needs in the communities we serve. As a proud supporter of the 100k Jobs Hiring Initiative, our veteran recruiting and placement team actively attends military career events throughout the country.
Military and veterans make up roughly a quarter of our employee population. We are committed to providing internal support and ensuring that their unique contributions are recognized. We have an active employee resource group that leads veteran focused efforts across the company while our Veterans Monument and Virtual Veterans Wall pays tribute to those who have served and continue to serve. Each year we also recognize the armed forces through our Service Birthday and Veterans Day recognition ceremonies.
Veterans Helping Veterans – The Mission of the VORTEX Employee Resource Group is to be a strategic partner with Bell Helicopter to enhance the well being of Veterans inside and outside of Bell Helicopter. Our VORTEX is a valuable resource used to build a mentorship program for veteran employees, offer employees the opportunity to help Veterans in the local community and establish programs and activities aligned with the mission of Bell Helicopter.
The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Monument stands as a recognition and thank you to each branch of our military service and the men and women who have served with honor and distinction. It is dedicated to all Bell Helicopter Veterans past, present and future.
The Bell Helicopter Virtual Veterans Wall is an internal site dedicated specifically to honoring Bell Helicopter employees and members of their families who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. More than 700 Bell Helicopter Veterans and family members have been honored here.
Veteran Recognition Ceremonies
Each year, the Bell Helicopter team hosts a variety recognition ceremony for our veteran employees, families and retirees. These events are held at the Global Headquarters in the Employee Center. They include Veterans Day (November 11) and each service Birthday: Army (June 14, 1775) Coast Guard (August 4, 1790) Air Force (September 18, 1947) Navy (October 13, 1775) and the Marine Corps (November 10).
We recognize the importance of supporting our veteran employee population as well as veteran needs in the communities we serve. That’s why each year; Bell Helicopter makes significant contributions to many organizations that contribute directly to improving the lives of our military, veterans and their families. Each year, our philanthropic priorities include a deliberate focus on organizations that specifically benefit our military communities.
Bell Helicopter supports these and many other veteran focused organizations.