Huntsville, AL (NOVEMBER 11, 2018) – Millennium is home to many who make heroic contributions to our country, but none more so than those who have served in our military and those who continue to. We thank them all; and we want to make everyone aware of the National Guard and Reserve members who continue to make sacrifices for our country in military service. They respond when called, heading for training missions, national disaster assistance, wartime, and peacekeeping duties, and other assignments. They leave their families and halt their civilian careers to serve the needs of their country.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) is a Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their civilian employers. The USERRA can mandate the laws of how companies treat our returning military members, but it cannot mandate the gratefulness that we feel or our willingness to welcome them back and smooth their transition back into the civilian workforce. Though that call brings difficulties that many of us cannot imagine, we give them grateful assurance that we will do everything we can to make sure they can step right back into a productive life at home. Volunteer employees in our Huntsville, Alabama office have pulled together care packages for our military members serving overseas. We sent packages to a unit in Afghanistan where Millennium’s own Tim “Rattle” Huber was serving with A Company, 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. Rattle had missions in Kuwait, Iraq, and Bahrain, providing signal support for Field Artillery Units launching into Syria and for Patriot batteries in Bahrain. Rattle says, “Millennium has been outstanding, sending a few care packages while deployed, and communication has been in top shape while trying to get me back to work.” Tim is joined by others in Aerospace Systems who continue to serve.
We want to send our deepest appreciation to all of them, including Kelby Dukes, who returned to us from deployment last year; Glen Viado, who has already deployed once while with us and has just been called back to serve again; and 1LT Robert Alleyne, Forward Support Company, 3116 Field Artillery Battalion, 164 Air Defense Artillery Brigade, deployed last year for Hurricane Irma disaster relief.
Pictured on the Left: Tim “Rattle” Huber serving with A Company, 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion
Pictured on the Right: 1LT Robert Alleyne, Forward Support Company, 3116 Field Artillery Battalion, 164 Air Defense Artillery Brigade