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Honoring Those Who Serve

The 3M community provides practical help to our military personnel, families and those with connections to defending our national security through targeted community and business initiatives.

 

3M Hire Our Heroes Campaign

New! Watch the Hire Our Heros CNN iReport

There Are Three Key Components

  • To provide education funding
  • To help fund rehabilitation for our wounded veterans
  • Help drive employment in the collision repair industry for veterans and their families

3M recognizes the need for qualified technicians in the collision repair industry and is creating an opportunity for returning veterans to find rewarding careers with the right education and support.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division's "Hire Our Heroes" campaign will help provide training and support for our nation's returning veterans and their families.

3M Hire Our Heroes Campaign

 
 

Meet Our Corporate Fellow

Learn more about 3M's Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow - LtCol. Douglas 'Bullwinkle' Glasgow.

Lt.Col Doug Glasgow with helicopter

Lt. Col. Glasgow was the commanding Officer of Heavy Helicopter Squadron with 5 combat deployments.

3M @ DEED Veteran Career Fair

3M @ DEED Veteran Career Fair

On July 9, 2014, a team of 3M Recruiters, Hiring Managers, and Human Resources Managers attended the DEED Veteran Career Fair in Brooklyn Center, MN, where 3M was a platinum sponsor of the event. This team represented multiple 3M locations and was included six 3M employees who are veterans of the Armed Forces. Read the flyer.

Through this program, military parents read to their children on camera from ships, bases, camps and USO sites around the world.

Through this program, military parents read to their children on camera from ships, bases, camps and USO sites around the world.

When children see their mom or dad reading a story it provides reassurance and an emotional connection with their deployed parent.
When children see their mom or dad reading a story, just as if they were sitting at home together, it provides reassurance and an emotional connection with their deployed mom or dad.

When children see their mom or dad reading a story, just as if they were sitting at home together, it provides reassurance and an emotional connection with their deployed mom or dad.

 Through the United Through ReadingĀ© Military program, military parents read to their children on camera from ships, bases, camps and USO sites around the world.
The 3M Foundation supported the Serving Our Troops event where volunteers traveled to Kuwait to serve dinner to the 1st Brigade Combat Team Red Bull Soldiers.

Serving Our Troops

The 3M Foundation supported the Serving Our Troops event where volunteers traveled to Kuwait to serve dinner to the 1st Brigade Combat Team Red Bull Soldiers. Local Minnesota family members were included via live video link.

3M employees pulled together to write over 100 personalized notes of appreciation and purchase 1,872 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to send over to our troops!

Girl Scout Cookie Drive for Deployed Troops

A vet recalled how memorable it was to receive Girl Scout cookies while he was deployed. 3M employees pulled together to write over 100 personalized notes of appreciation and purchase 1,872 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to send over to our troops!

On May 30, 2012, 3M employees remembered those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and are deceased.  Employees honored their loved ones by writing their names on tags that were attached to small flags.  The flags were positioned around the large flag pole at the 3M Center in St. Paul in remembrance and as a reminder to all of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Event

On May 30, 2012, 3M employees remembered those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and are deceased. The flags were positioned around the large flag pole at the 3M Center in St. Paul in remembrance and as a reminder to all of Memorial Day.

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3M Defense News

Ground Combat Technology Magazine: Protecting Eyes and Ears

3M Defense created EAR Combat Arms earplugs, which can enable an operator to carry on normal conversations and filter out noises as drastic as the sound of an improvised explosive device detonating.

More News & Awards

AUSA; October 13-15, 2014; Washington, DC; Walter E. Washington Convention Center; Booth #7329
We will be at AUSA October 13-15, 2014; Washington, DC; Walter E. Washington Convention Center; Booth #7329

See what 3M is showing at AUSA.

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