Over 2,000 Airmen and their families from Davis Monthan Air Force Base partied away during pre-game festivities at DM-50’s tailgate followed and the University of Arizona Wildcats vs University of Houston Cougars football game on Sept. 9.
DM-50, a nonprofit, volunteer group that advocates for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and its airmen, partnered with Comcast to recognize the sacrifices and dedication of the men and women who serve and pay tribute to all active Military personnel stationed in Tucson.
“Our Airmen work hard to protect us, and many of them do not have the opportunity to mix in with the Tucson community,” said Dean Cotlow, DM50 Board Member. “Our partnership with Comcast ensures the Airmen know how much the Tucson community appreciates the sacrifices they make to serve our country.”
Comcast and NBCUniversal have long recognized that veteran hires bring exceptional strengths to the business and actively recruit prospective employees with military backgrounds. We formalized our commitment by partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative — a program that helps veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
At least fifteen percent of the 1,100 positions to be filled at Comcast’s Center of Excellence Call Center in Tucson will be satisfied by military reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners.
“We’re very excited about our military outreach efforts in Tucson,” said Mike Eastman, Vice President of Customer Service Strategy and Ops, Comcast Tucson and former U.S. Army Reserves 2nd Lieutenant, Combat Medic. “Being a veteran myself, I understand the commitment and sacrifice that military personnel and their families make on daily basis. We as a company, recognize that events like this help families cope with some of the hardships they face by serving our country.”
This annual tailgate event brings together military families for a free afternoon of food, music and football.