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Airport Authority launches new fellowship program for military veterans

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO – November 5, 2014 – On November 12, 2014 – the day after Veteran’s Day – the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will welcome three participants in a new program assisting veterans in the transition from active duty to the civilian workforce. The six-month fellowship program will provide veterans with practical work experience, networking opportunities and an understanding of the aviation environment.

“With so many diverse facets, the airport provides a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between a veteran’s military experience and the civilian work environment,” said Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the Airport Authority. “Through this program, we’re not only helping San Diego’s veterans gain valuable work experience but also fostering interest in a future career within the aviation industry – so it’s a win-win.” 

The program will employ a total of six fellows annually over two terms, with three opportunities in the fall and three in the spring. The first term includes positions with the Airside Operations; Aviation Security & Public Safety; and Procurement departments at the airport. Fellows will receive basic benefits and compensation based on the requirements of the position.

To be eligible, candidates must meet the requirements of the position, have served a minimum of three years of active duty or mobilized reserve duty and been honorably discharged within the last year. Positions are determined based on interest and the operational needs of the airport.

Available opportunities will be posted on the Airport Authority’s career page:

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CONTACT: Rebecca Bloomfield
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