DorobekInsider.com

Focusing on six words: Helping government do its job better

Operation Jump Start 2009: Simply amazing!

with one comment

img_0713Take that recession — Operation Jump Start 2009 was a remarkable success!

I’ve mentioned several times — both on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris and here on the DorobekInsider — about Operation Jump Start. This is a simply remarkable program that helps warfighters returning from Iraq and Afghanistan ‘jump start’ their civilian careers. And there are all kinds of ways that people can help. The big way that people help is by bringing clothes — and you did. A whole lot of ’em. This photo captures only part of the Jump Start collection.

But the nearly 500 people who came tonight brought all sorts of other stuff too — so much that they weren’t able to finish up the tally last night.

But what is heartening are the military personnel themsleves. There was one young man who was proudly trying on a suit at the end of the event — he has an interview Thursday, so the timing couldn’t be better. And then there was a military couple. The wife, who walked with a limp and a cane, was very nervous around crowds, yet somehow this crowd seemed safe.

A particular thanks to the Federal CIO Council, 1105 Media and ITAA, AT&T, GTSI, ITAA, Nortel, SRA, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center — and our amazing military personnel.

On Thursday on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, we’ll hear from SRA’s Ed Meagher to get his recollections about the event — and a rough tally.

Simply amazing!

Thanks!

Written by cdorobek

February 11, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Posted in Circuit

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. […] Operation Jump Start 2009: Simply amazing! [You can hear Ed Meagher talk about Operation Jump Start on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris . You can hear that conversation here .] […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: