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Amazon’s HQ2 Illuminates Green for Operation Green Light for Veterans

By: Amazon

November 7, 2023

Arlington leaders at Amazon HQ2 veterans event (courtesy Amazon)

Arlington, VA – In honor of Veterans Day, more than 30 of Amazon’s operation sites around the U.S. and the company’s headquarters in King County, Washington, and Arlington County, Virginia will participate in Operation Green Light for Veterans from November 6 – 12. Amazon is proud to be an official partner of Operation Green Light for Veterans, which aims to raise awareness of the challenges that veterans and military families face, and the resources available to them at the county, state, and federal levels.

Amazon’s employee affinity group, Warriors at Amazon, includes current and former active military personnel, their families, and the Amazon employees who support them. This group provides members with a professional network, organizes community outreach programs, and assists veterans during their transition into civilian life within Amazon. Warriors at Amazon hosted a reception at HQ2 to celebrate and acknowledge Operation Green Light for Veterans. Attendees networked with Amazonians from the military community and heard remarks from John Quintas, Amazon’s Director of Military Affairs, Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey, and representatives from the National Association of Counties.

By shining a green light this November, we will let veterans and military family members at Amazon and in our communities know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported. Additionally, the campaign will encourage counties to support veterans year-round by purchasing supplies from veteran-owned businesses in a dedicated Amazon Business storefront.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the National Association of Counties and encourage organizations across the country to join us in support of our veterans,” said John Quintas, Director of Inclusive Communities at Amazon and retired Air Force General. “At Amazon, we value the unique skills and experience that the military community brings to our company. With more than 50,000 veterans and military spouses working with us around the globe, and a pledge to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses by next year, we are committed to helping veterans transition into roles in the private sector.”

The National Association of Counties (NACo) and its affiliate, the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO) once again invite the nation’s 3,069 counties, parishes and boroughs to show support for veterans by participating in Operation Green Light for Veterans, lighting county buildings and landmarks in green.


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