Tag: military

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Hold Press Conference in Jefferson City

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will hold a press conference today in Jefferson City to ask for necessary action to be taken to resolve the situation involving allegations of mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Information will also be released related to the Administrator and Assistant Administrator of this facility. The Lieutenant Governor strongly feels that resolution of this situation affecting our state’s veterans who reside at this facility, family members, and […]

RELEASE: Military holiday spending remains stable, job security and confidence on rise

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Service members will spend an average of $569.00 on holiday related activities in 2017, with 87% spending the same or less than last year, according to the 2017 Military Holiday Spending Survey conducted by Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank. This annual survey of more than 250 service members highlights holiday trends and preferences, consumer confidence, and other unique holiday insights. While spending trends remain relatively stable compared […]

Blunt Highlights Missouri Priorities Included in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to voice his support for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA authorizes critical defense funding to improve military readiness, provides a 2.1 percent pay raise for military personnel, and improves the quality of life for service members and their families. Blunt also highlighted key Missouri priorities in the bill, including funding for the NGA West facility in North St. […]

Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. tours Boeing fighter aircraft in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States toured Boeing Defense Space & Security’s St. Louis F-15 production facility Thursday inspecting the F-15SA fighter that is being delivered to the Kingdom. The visit, part of a tour around the United States, gives the Ambassador the opportunity to meet with executives and see the facilities of an […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson urges another funding source and to restore cuts to nursing homes, veterans

As Missouri’s official advocate for over 1.3 million seniors and over 480,000 veterans, I am urging the General Assembly to find an alternative funding source and restore these cuts so we may keep Missouri friendly to veterans, seniors, and those with disabilities. I understand difficult choices have to be made concerning state revenue and programs. However, I feel it is critical to restore funding to those who call Missouri home and cannot care for themselves. […]

Lt. Gov. Parson keynote speaker at Military Appreciation Day at State Fair

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson spoke to a crowd of over one thousand people during the annual Military Appreciation Day at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. The ceremony paid tribute to veterans of the United States Military and their service to our nation. Lieutenant Governor Parson spoke of Missouri’s commitment to veterans, and the critical need for values that veterans have to be passed down to the next generation of Americans. “I would not be […]

Blunt to Visit Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot in Springfield

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Springfield, Mo., today at 1:45 p.m. CT to meet with 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group personnel and tour the Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD). Blunt will discuss the AVCRAD’s critical role in providing maintenance for Army National Guard aviation units in multiple states, and the substantial savings that operations at the AVCRAD facility provide for the National Guard. Blunt will hold a press […]

Gov. Greitens orders flags to half-staff statewide in honor of fallen Marine from Callaway County

Gov. Eric Greitens has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis be flown at half-staff on Aug. 15 to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Sergeant Talon Leach. Sergeant Leach, age 27, of Fulton, was a member of the United States Marine Corps who died on July 10 in the line of duty after a transport plane he was in crashed on […]