Telos and Trout Unlimited partner to support U.S. veteran community living with the physical and emotional impact of war.
Ashburn, Va. – October 2, 2017 – Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, was named the Trout Unlimited (TU) Corporate Conservation Partner of 2017.
Since 2011, Telos has provided funding for TU’s Veterans Service Partnership (VSP), a program that helps veterans find hope and healing through fly fishing and conservation.
“Through the support of TU’s Veterans Service Partnership, Telos is proud to support a program that provides an outlet to the veteran community that can help them navigate the physical and emotional wounds they incur during service to our country,” said John B. Wood, CEO and chairman, Telos. “Being recognized as the 2017 Corporate Conservation Partner is an honor, and we look forward to continuing our support for TU’s VSP for many years to come.”
Trout Unlimited engages its extensive network of volunteers to introduce wounded and returning veterans to conservation work through fly fishing. TU chapters and partner organizations provide instruction, camaraderie and local networks of anglers to the veteran community around the country. TU’s Veterans Service Partnership also provides fishing retreats for veterans with physical and emotional scars, as well as family members grieving the loss of military loved ones.
“Each year, Trout Unlimited honors a company that is uniquely dedicated to our mission and steadfastly supports our important work across the country,” said Chris Wood, president and CEO, Trout Unlimited. “Nearly a decade ago, my brother Emmett Wood, the EVP of marketing at Telos, and I hatched the Veterans Service Partnership over pizza and beer. From that evening Telos has been steadfast in support of our veterans and Trout Unlimited. They have been with us from the beginning and continue to help us expand and grow this truly important work to this day. We’re proud to recognize them as this year’s Corporate Conservation Partner.”
To date, TU chapters across the country have helped nearly 7,000 wounded veterans, donating over 60,000 volunteer hours.
“Our nation’s veterans and their families have served and sacrificed to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy,” said David Kumlien, VSP coordinator, Trout Unlimited. “The TU Veterans Service Partnership is our effort to honor that sacrifice by welcoming these service men and women and their families into our Trout Unlimited community, while providing them a meaningful way to continue to serve through conservation. With more than 200 local chapters serving thousands of veterans each year, the VSP program continues to grow and make a difference in the lives of our nation’s military family.”
Telos received the award on September 29, during TU’s Volunteer Awards Banquet held at their annual meeting in Roanoke, Va. Past recipients include Tiffany & Co. Foundation, The Orvis Company, and Costa Del Mar.
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions and services for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems and information. Telos’ offerings include cyber security solutions and services for IT risk management and information security; secure mobility to protect globally connected organizations; and identity management to establish trust in personnel and continuously monitor for insider threats. The company serves military, intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government, allied nations and commercial organizations around the world. Telos is recognized as a leading cyber company, evidenced by a top 25 ranking on the global Cybersecurity 500 list. The company is a recipient of the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS), awarded to less than one percent of eligible organizations. For more information, visit www.telos.com and follow on Twitter @TelosNews.
About Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited is the nation’s oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s trout and salmon and their watersheds. Trout Unlimited has 400 chapters and over 300,000 members and supporters.
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