Southwest Airlines Gives ‘em 20!


Southwest Airlines and AT&T #GiveThem20 and raise awareness about hiring military veterans.

At Southwest, we’re known for rising to the occasion. When it comes to appreciating the military, Southwest often stands front and center. As a military veteran myself, I take a lot of pride in that.

We were honored and privileged to be challenged by AT&T to #GiveThem20 and raise awareness about hiring military veterans. We are one of the best military-friendly employers in the country, and over 14% of our workforce has a military background.

On Monday afternoon, we asked a team of fresh Southwest Employees to join us in our training facility. Once there, they cheered on fellow Southwest Employees (including myself) who formed a heart around some other special People—members of our Southwest Family who have served our great country.

For 20 push-ups, our Southwest Heart literally beat for all military members past, present, and future. Our efforts don’t stop with recruitment and a few push-ups. We are proud to partner with national and local military-focused organizations.

Thank you, again, to AT&T for challenging us! We’d now like to challenge our social media followers and fans to also #GiveThem20. Send us your videos using #GiveThem20 and tag @SouthwestAir.

[Editor's Note: This blog was republished with permission from Southwest Airlines.]