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Boeing Photos: Rich Rau
Cardinal Nation was out in force July 23 in St. Louis at Busch Stadium for a game between the Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers, including thousands of Boeing employees who were on hand for “Salute the Troops” night.
“More than 24,000 of our employees are veterans,” said Dennis Muilenburg, president & CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “Veterans know their work in the military was meaningful and many see that as Boeing’s role in defending the U.S. is a way to continue that sense of purpose. We are honored to be able to give back to our veterans and recognize the huge sacrifice on the part of the men and women who put their lives on the line every day.”
Muilenburg and Gen. Raymond Johns, commander, Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Il., had the honor of throwing out ceremonial first pitches prior to the game and a Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle flyover made the crowd go wild as the pilot lit up the F-15’s afterburners and pulled into a near vertical climb in a salute to the troops.
Boeing, as a sponsor, provided tickets for active duty service members and veterans through the local USO in St. Louis.