During their tour(s) of duty, whether as a Soldier, Marine, Seamen or Airman, each individual and their families had to endure a long list of adversities:
Employment: In many cases, military spouses move from one community to another when their spouses are assigned to new duty stations. These transfers can make it very difficult for spouses to continue with their careers or to find similar jobs in new locations.
Education: Military children move frequently due to a parent’s reassignment. These moves can make it difficult to transfer records, secure spaces in courses, stay included in extra-curricular activities, and complete required testing on time.
Wellness: The stress of war, multiple deployments, and frequent moves can affect the wellness of military families. Children and spouses can experience anxiety, changes in relationships with family and friends, isolation or emotional challenges in dealing with deployments, illness or injury, and high mobility.
...and much, much, more.
But, the one thing that hits home to our company more than anything, is knowing mothers and fathers are missing out on years of their young ones growing up and developing into young adults. These are years they can never get back.
It is all too frequent for a service member to complete their tour of service and continue on with government contracting, doing the same thing they did in the military but as an Independent Contractor. They deploy to austere environments, separate from their families and endure the hardships as they did as service member. Why? Because that is what they are good at and that is what keeps a roof over their family's heads and food on the table.
KC Cann Transport (KCCT) has vowed to come up with a solution to help minimize these scenarios. With this project, we are able to keep these veteran families stateside, together and financially secure. Mothers and fathers can see their children grow every day, in person. They can tuck them into bed at night and send them off to school in the morning. They get to attend extra curricular activities, sporting events, help with homework and the development of their young ones. These families can have consistency in their lives. This program also allows the veteran to remain in the security industry, remain as part of a team, have support from others who have gone through the same hardships, and transition to the civilian sector like a "normal" citizen. They served their time... It's time they received the benefits from their own sacrifices!