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Turning Strengths of
Military Service into
"Tools" for Success in
School, Work - and Life

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"Profiles in Success"

(Stories of vets who've taken Edge4Vets and are achieving career success.)

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Edge4Vets Expands Job Preparation to AIRPORTS.

View a TV clip at JFK, right, and read an endorsement from Kevin Burke, president of Airports Council International Ė North America, for more about ACI-NA's commitment to help grow the program nationally.

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Two JFK vets win a fishing trip to Alaska (contributed by Holland America-Princess) for their selfless service helping other vets prep for airport jobs.


Putting service into action: We give new meaning to a familiar word!

Read N.I.C.E success stories from airport employees around the US

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The Human Resiliency Institute At Fordham
  • Conducts research and evaluations
  • Offers training to help today's employees cope with pressures from congestion, delays and high security.
Operating out of Fordham's Graduate School of Education, the Institute expands upon work initiated by Reclaiming the Sky, a non-profit that supported workers' resiliency after 9/11.

"Resiliency Edge" integrates priciples from "Reclaiming the Sky" into the training curriculum.

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Aviation Charities

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Tom Murphy .org

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Aviation workers profiled, include (top left) Bernie Schettino, Tom Innace, Sue Baer. Front row, Terri Rizzuto, Toni Knisley and Debbie Roland, with author, Tom Murphy.

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Classic "Proudly I Fly" stories:

"My Uniform"
Aviation "Thank You"
Why Does Mary Fly?
Turning Loss into Action
Flying the Flag
Joy in Giving

Special thanks to American Airlines captain, Terry Thames, pictured above, who draped a flag out his cockpit window after returning to Washington following 9/11. The second photo shows a memorial offered for Port Authority of NY and NJ staff by the Newark Liberty International Airport Airline Managers Council (NIAAMCO.) Viewed from either direction, front or back, it reads: 9/11. In the third photo, Oneka Lupe, a customer service agent at Newark, does her best to enhance the traveling experience for customers.

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"Resiliency Edge" helps airports improve productivity, optimize costs and enhance customer service by supporting airport employees to perform at their peaks.

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University have formed a partnership to offer this innovative program to help airports nationally increase productivity, boost morale and enhance service.

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-See press clips

-Want to join? Contact Us

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The book "Reclaiming the Sky" Offers Profiles
in Aviation Courage

View a news clip from the book's 2006 introduction at the Pentagon - interviewing American Airlines Flight Attendant colleagues of the crew from Flight 77.

- All author profits support Aviation Charities. Learn how each charity is serving its community in unique fashion.

- Read first-person accounts from today's aviation professionals who embody the resiliency principles reflected in Reclaiming the Sky‚€™s stories of aviation courage:

- See photos from several of our participating charities‚€™ 9/11 anniversary Remembrances.

Open Discussions on a range of timely aviation topics, including share what motivates you to help keep America flying. Click on PROUDLY I FLY - then visit our Message Board to read stories from aviation workers who each day make a contribution to this shared effort.

  • EVERYDAY GIVER Supports Students

We offer two programs for students: one teaches "service" principles from the resiliency principles in the book, "Reclaiming the Sky," and a second helps students prepare for a career in aviation using the principles in the book.

- Everyday Giver, - high school students learn how to apply the ‚€œservice‚€ principles they learn from the courage of aviation workers to their volunteer projects in school ‚€“ and to their lives.

- "Claiming Your Sky" puts the "leadership principles" from the stories into a curriculum to help students enhance decision-making skills, deepen their capacity for empathy and increase their chances for aviation employment.

- Read Denis' Hamill's column in the NY Daily News.

  • READERS of the Book

- Read testimonials from Denis Hamill, John J. Nance, Denise Morrison, Doug McCormick and other leaders, as well as press clips.

- Get tips to create a Book Club. Expand your discussion of the "resiliency" themes of "Reclaiming the Sky" with friends and colleagues.

- Listen to a Radio Interview. Part One, Two, Three, and Four. Want a CD of this interview? Contact us.


Aviation workers can't "do" for others until they meet their own needs, including physical and emotional needs. Below, find "tips" to help you achieve greater "Wellness."


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