COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France – Proud veterans in their 90s and families of fallen soldiers are commemorating the epochal D-Day invasion of Normandy 72 years ago that helped the Allies defeat Hitler. Read more
New Balance has been waiting for years for the Department of Defense to buy athletic shoes/sneakers that are made in this country. If US Representatives Niki Tsongas and Bruce Poliquin have their way, the Boston sneaker maker won’t have to wait much longer. Read more
The late photographer Joe Rosenthal recalls his Pulitzer Prize-winning image of United States Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima that would later be memorialized in a monument at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Read more
Skills Gap – the difference in the skills required on the job and the actual skills possessed by the employees.
Nearly every piece of gear that military recruits get when they show up for training is made here in the United States — but not their running shoes.
That is about to change, under a policy shift that could have big repercussions in New England. Read more
What will the ramifications of all-American shoes manufacturing be here in Massachusetts?
Tony Post has a good idea what the answer would be. Read more
Dave Welker never met Pat Tillman. But the 33-year-old Air Force pararescueman, whose job is to recover downed crew members in the toughest conditions, knew the story of the NFL player who gave up a multimillion-dollar career to become an Army Ranger after the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.
Training shoes, the last part of U.S. military uniforms that isn’t required to be 100 percent U.S.-made and -sourced, could soon go all-American. How New Balance could be set to profit.
Walmart announced bold commitments to increase domestic sourcing of the products it sells and help veterans find jobs when they come off active duty. Speaking at the National Retail Federation’s annual BIG Show, Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon also announced the company is helping part-time associates who want to be full time, make that transition. Read more
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