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Behind the Wings: Finding pride in others’ success

DCA Ramp Unit Manager Frank Staley was born into a military family and knew at an early age that was the career path he wanted to take. “My father served in the military and I have many other family members that served,” says Frank. “I wanted to keep the tradition going.” After retiring from 12 …
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Next destination: From delivering the mail to delivering on safety

On a Transatlantic voyage from Italy with his family to start a new life in America, Drug and Alcohol Representative Joe Porporino faced an incident at a very young age that many only read about in history books. In the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on their backs, Joe and his …
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Behind the Wings: Finding a passion for aviation in the military

Worker’s Compensation Administrator Anyeliz Perez was reluctant to join the military at first but after needing assistance to pay for college, she joined the Air Force National Guard (AFNG) and never looked back. Her current military experience as a reservist paired with her work experience at Piedmont are propelling her forward in her career. Being …
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Behind the Wings: Service to our country and safe travels for our customers

After 30 years serving in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Senior Manager of Regulatory Compliance Ken Lloyd wanted to continue serving but his retirement was imminent. “Retiring from the Marine Corps was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Ken shares. He enjoyed his time in the military and when he learned that Piedmont had …
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Next destination: Third career is a charm

After serving eight years in the United States Navy and operating a highly successful ice cream business, Middletown, Pennsylvania (MDT) Maintenance Base Manager Mike Myers joined Piedmont to get back to what he loves: aircraft maintenance. Mike reflects he wouldn’t be where he is today without the skills and knowledge gained from his two previous …
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Next destination: Keeping people safe on the ground and in the air

After a 15-year career as a law enforcement officer, First Officer Bobby Youmans was ready to pursue his dream of flying at age 35. During his time in law enforcement, he gained skills and experience that he uses as a Piedmont pilot related to safety, situational awareness and the ability to de-escalate tense situations. Originally …
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DCA Celebrates the Completion of Project Journey

On Wednesday, October 13, the DCA leadership team along with Piedmont President and CEO Eric Morgan, participated in the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) Project Journey dedication. After years of planning and execution the new 14-gate concourse, replacing gate 35X, at Reagan National Airport (DCA) opened on April 20. Along with the new concourse, DCA …
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Behind the Wings: Putting together the puzzle pieces

In 2017, Dispatcher Edgardo Toro-Quinones left dispatch school to return home to Puerto Rico to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Maria. The hurricane wreaked havoc on the island, leaving his family and the entire island without electricity for 104 days. He wasn’t going to let a hurricane and a diversion along his career journey …
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Next destination: From the legal field to the airfield

At age 75, Piedmont cross-trained agent Larry McClure says that he doesn’t have plans to slow down any time soon. As a former state prosecutor, he brings a wealth of skills that he learned while working in the legal profession to his job at Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) in South Carolina. He plans to …
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