Veterans & Military Support
From the troops who use our services overseas to the many military members who call our community home, we are grateful for the protection and freedom our armed forces provides. Through sponsorships, programs, and assistance, we’re helping support and rehabilitate the many men, women, and families who sacrifice daily for our freedom.
Virtual Honor Wall lets employees pay tribute to loved ones who served in the U.S. armed forces over the years.
They come from different branches of the military and varied backgrounds, but many of them face a similar challenge: transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce. For Viasat, veterans are an important and significant part of the workforce, which is why the company hosts transition workshops aimed at smoothing that road. “Viasat is committed to supporting the military community,” said Nancy Kleefisch, social impact leader for the company’s military programs. “One of the reasons the workshop is so [...]
Through the Wounded Warrior Project, Viasat engineer Larry Murray is helping fund a Georgia-based retreat where injured veterans can hunt, fish and enjoy nature
Call it a personal rebrand story, or call it a life-altering change. One thing is clear: Moving from military life to the civilian workforce presents numerous changes and challenges for veterans, reservists, active duty personnel and their spouses. It’s one reason Viasat is hosting its fifth Veterans Transition Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST on December 7, 2017. The goal of the workshop: provide veterans and their spouses with the skills, insights and tools necessary to find [...]
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) has been a cultural focal point in recent years and strongly complements the over-arching dialogue around matters of equal pay, professional development among men and women, parental leave and sexual harassment. Two industries that may face the most challenge in the gender equity arena are defense and IT. For one former Marine Corps IT Specialist and current Viasat employee, working in a male-dominated industry was hardly an adjustment from military to [...]
A new trend in health care is to shift away from volume of services delivered toward a focus on medical value. Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter is one of the originators of the medical value concept, which states that if value improves, patients, payers, providers, and suppliers can all benefit while the economic sustainability of the health care system increases. One way to increase health care value is through a melding of medical care and technology, and Viasat innovation is [...]