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A Father’s love and support

When Dispatch Supervisor Kayla Morrison accepted a position with Piedmont, she asked her father, Systems Analyst Randy Morrison to move with her from Lynchburg, Virginia to Salisbury, Maryland for a fresh start. In her new position as a dispatcher, Kayla knew she would be required to work various shifts with odd hours and with two …
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A father’s perseverance at home and in the air

“Being a single parent of four children while having a career as a flight attendant is challenging but it can be done,” says Charlotte-based Flight Attendant Derrick Killingsworth. “After the passing of my wife, Flight Attendant Cicelette Killingsworth, I had no choice but to start over with a new routine. It was tough, but I …
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How lifestyle benefits can inspire your journey

Have you ever looked up and wondered how thousands of pounds of metal and fuel are able to soar so effortlessly through the sky? The simple answer is, every single piece of the aircraft is working together, performing individual functions to make the whole plane fly. Like aircraft, the people who ensure the safe operation …
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Behind the Wings: The importance of allyship

Piedmont cross-trained agent Jenna Thompson wasn’t familiar with the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) growing up but while attending college, a meaningful friendship prompted her to learn more and start her journey of allyship. While attending State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Jenna and her husband joined an allyship group to …
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Creating Pathways to Possible: Developing Tomorrow’s Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 4, 2021 SALISBURY, Maryland- Skilled aircraft technicians remain in demand as the aviation industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and an older workforce begins to retire. To increase awareness of technical aviation careers to a diverse population of students, Piedmont Airlines, Inc. is donating aircraft engines to select aircraft maintenance …
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Behind the Wings: Bringing military supply knowledge to Piedmont Stores’ operation

United States Air Force veteran and Albany, New York, (ALB) Stores Supervisor Steven King brings his 22 years as a warehouse/inventory manager experience everywhere he goes. “My knowledge of building supply operations in overseas military locations where they didn’t exist before served me well when building the ALB Stores operation,” said Steven. Piedmont officially opened …
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Making memories while making a difference

When Allentown, Pennsylvania (ABE) Ramp Agent Rob Tyler learned about a volunteer opportunity with American’s Military and Veteran Initiatives team for a playground build in Austin, Texas, he couldn’t wait to sign up. “I’m a member of the Black Professionals Network Employee Resource Group (BPN) and received an email from the group’s leader about the …
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Behind the Wings: Turning military training into Piedmont training success

Piedmont Systems Training Coordinator Ashley Atkinson loved her job in the United States Marine Corps where she instructed new Marines and developed a training curriculum to handle deployments. After she left the Marine Corps, she didn’t realize how much she missed the teaching aspect of her life. When she joined Piedmont, she was thrilled to …
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Sharing the importance of care with the next generation

“When passengers step onto the plane, I treat them like they are my family,” says 15-year Piedmont Flight Attendant Alexis Nixon. “Like a parent cares for their children, my role as a flight attendant is to take care of people as they travel on life’s journey and make sure they arrive safely at their destination. …
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