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KristineR Employee
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Southwest’s Adopt-A-Pilot Program is an educational program where Southwest Pilots volunteer in elementary school classrooms across the country using their experience and knowledge to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), geography, career ideas, and more, using fun, aviation themed lessons.

 

Read more to hear how First Officer Kristine Rasmussen shows students in the Adopt-A-Pilot program that with education, hard work, and a passion, the sky really is the limit. And, her new uniform tie, designed by one of her Adopt-A-Pilot students, shows it really is!

 

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cmiller Employee
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Southwest takes pride in our reputation as the airline with Heart and that naturally extends to a passion for making a difference in our communities and protecting our resources. Read more to learn how two of our Employees take it upon themselves to help the environment in their work and personal lives.   

 

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marenkauffman Employee
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After Southwest Customer Gretchen shared on social media how she transformed her leftover Southwest pretzels, we were inspired to take our pretzels off the plane and into the kitchen to discover more Instagram-worthy concoctions. In the spirit of National Pretzel Day, read more to learn how you too can enjoy Southwest pretzels in new and unconventional ways.

 

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mmcalister Employee
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Southwest Human Resources Business Partner Meredith McAlister transformed her life by turning her vision into a reality by setting goals and sticking to them. Read more to hear how she’s made it her mission to help others develop into the best version of themselves by checking boxes off their bucket list.

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TimeToFlyFinley Employee
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Southwest Employee Keith Finley set out on a journey to watch a game at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums across the country last summer in honor of his Dad. Read more about Keith’s life-changing journey and his tips and tricks for making the most out of the experience.

 

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gsb Employee
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The Quiet Storm Foundation’s Annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition provides Las Vegas middle school students the opportunity to encourage and promote cultural diversity amongst their peers and within their community. The competition is one of many that the Quiet Storm Foundation organizes to help underprivileged youth in the Las Vegas community find their path.

 

Read more on how the students who won the grand prize will fly to Washington, D.C on Southwest Airlines and will learn from leaders in the nation’s capital, told by Southwest Captain Geoff Berry. 

 

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AlexCortez Employee
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“Serve because you want to, not because you have to—it should come from the heart.”—Sergio Rocha, Ramp Agent

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MM1 Employee
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Music is a universal language that speaks directly to the soul, which makes it the medium of choice for nonprofit organization Musicians on Call (MOC). Since 2017, Southwest Airlines has been proud to partner with MOC to help bring joy and hope into the lives of hospital patients across the country. Hear from Southwest Employee Marcy Mulnix about her experience volunteering with MOC and representing the organization with her husband at this year’s LUV Classic Golf Tournament & Party!

 

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lskinner Employee
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For more than 33 years, the annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament & Party has been the face of Southwest Airlines' Heart to love People and give back to the community, supporting over 129 charities and investing more than $17 million into life-changing programs and services for children and their families. Read on to learn the results of this year's Party, and the recipient of this year's special 33 FORE 33 donation. 

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KimRex Employee
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As the temperatures fall and the snow possibly piles up on the ground, it’s a great time to remember what the holiday season is all about: giving back. Giving back is the Heart of our work at Southwest Airlines, and we’re excited to share how a group of our Employees set their sights on volunteerism all the way in Peru. Read on to learn more about their work, and how Southwest’s Tickets for Time program continues to pay the effort forward.

 

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ddesrosier Employee
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What started in a fifth grade classroom over 15 years ago has since taken to the skies! Southwest Airlines Pilot David Childs found himself looking for a way to inspire kids to have the same love of aviation his father instilled in him at a young age. Little did he know that this passion would eventually come full circle.

 

Read more to hear how Southwest and Adopt-A-Pilot came to eventually reunite teacher and student years later.

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EunbeeKim Employee
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“I instantly fell in love with airplanes, flying, and Southwest.” Darin Sanders, Manager, Inflight Training

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kalef Employee
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One morning, as I was lying in bed, a passing thought inspired me to make a promise to myself. I decided I would do something I’ve always wanted to do every year on my birthday—essentially crossing an item off my proverbial bucket list. Anyone could foreseeably eat breakfast in Houston, lunch in San Antonio, and dinner in Dallas—it would be a great day trip! I figured I could put it on my bucket list and try it someday. Keeping a promise to yourself is more difficult than it sounds, but that day finally arrived this summer.

 

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dsanders1 Employee
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Cropped_DeloresNarancich_057.jpg“I think of my department like a wheel—each person is a spoke. Without each other, we can’t make it work.” —Delores Narancich, Aircraft Appearance Technician

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cacharbonneau Employee
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Five to seven days—that’s the average amount of time an American family will take time off of work and school to go on a vacation. But what if you only had five to seven hours to go on a vacation? In the midst of busy work and school schedules, a day trip is all you need to pack in local favorites, sites to see, and things to do in your bucket list cities. Hop on a morning flight out and grab an evening flight home to get the most out of your day trip to Nashville, Tennessee.

 

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caryhoward Employee
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A few weeks ago, our family was thrilled to be part of Southwest Airlines visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. We joined a group of Adopt-A-Pilot Ambassadors from across the country as they visited and toured the hospital that is changing the way childhood cancers are researched and treated.

 

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Bill Employee
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“In two weeks, on October 17, my 60th birthday, I will turn in my Employee ID badge and retire. I will always be Southwest Airlines, and Southwest Airlines will always be a big part of me and my Heart … I’ll just have a lot of great memories and a Retiree card.”

 

Read on for Bill Owen’s final post here on The Southwest Airlines Community!

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nbray Employee
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We’re often asked if Campus Reach Interns are ever hired for full-time employment after their internship. Our answer: we love hiring Interns! The Campus Reach Program has built a talent acquisition pipeline here at Southwest, so you will see many of our former Interns roaming the hallways now as full-time Southwest Employees. 

 

Nikalos Bray interned on the Flight Operations Procedures and Development Team back in the summer of 2013, and is now a Pilot – First Officer in Flight Operations. Read on for more!

 

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cacharbonneau Employee
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“It’s easy to give 110 percent because I’m working for one of the best companies in the world.” Josephine Francois Bandy, Flight Attendant

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SydLeonard Employee
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Twelve flights in 13 weeks sounds like a completely reasonable amount of trips to many of our most frequent-flying Customers and Crew, but as a first-time expecting mom I found myself losing the internal willpower battle to make it through my packed few weeks on the move—all while fighting the symptoms that often come with the first signs of pregnancy. [Insert green, nausea face emoji!].

 

Fortunately, I have a great network of Coworkers at Southwest that happen to also be moms, so I began reaching out to them in confidence begging for them to bestow their wisdom on me. Read more to see what I learned.

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MelanieGraham Employee
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“It’s so gratifying to make others smile. It shows me I’ve positively affected their day.”—Gary Wilson, Provisioning Agent

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dsanders1 Employee
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On the first day of Intern Orientation, I sat next to a fellow Intern with my same last name. After discovering our shared surname, I joked with him that while I already have a twin sister, he could be our triplet. “Actually,” he responded, “I am a triplet.”

 

With it being National Twin Day today, it seems fitting to acknowledge this unique trend among our Intern class. Below is a quick look at some of the summer 2018 Interns with their multiples. While our siblings aren’t interning with us, all of the Interns have become a Family.

 

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ginaduvall Employee
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Embracing our Servant’s Heart and giving back to our communities is one of the many ways Southwest Airlines Employees Live the Southwest Way. As a Flight Attendant for Southwest for the past 21 years, I’ve always been passionate about volunteering and I’m thankful to be part of a Company that supports this passion. Recently, I participated in a community opportunity that surpassed my wildest dreams with the help of nearly 30 Southwest Employees and numerous community partners!

 

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baylo96 Employee
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People associate a number of emotions with travel; however, adrenaline isn’t typically one of those emotions—unless you’re a Southwest Airlines Intern! On Friday mornings, before I leave for work, I always pack a backpack with the essentials for travel: a swimsuit, my passport, hiking shoes, and a rain jacket. One thing I don’t have? A boarding pass or a destination! This summer, I’ve been fortunate to spend the majority of my weekends traveling with my fellow Interns. As July is Parks and Recreation Month, we’ve been especially focused on exploring as much of America’s open space and natural wonder as possible.

 

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ACavanagh24 Employee
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The Southwest Heart is about loving people, building resilience, and living responsibly. Whether it’s through a Companywide initiative or on an individual basis, our Employees extend their Hearts in service—they create community wherever they are by volunteering time, talent, and Heart to make a difference. 

 

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cacharbonneau Employee
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Stephanie Suminga.jpg“I love coming to work every day and being myself.”  Stephanie Sumida, Flight Attendant

 

 

 

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marniebrown
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We’re often asked if Campus Reach Interns are ever hired for full-time employment after their internship. Our answer: we love hiring Interns! The Campus Reach Program has built a talent acquisition pipeline here at Southwest, so you will see many of our former Interns roaming the hallways now as full-time Southwest Employees. 

 

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Twice a year, Southwest Airlines organizes a companywide initiative that encourages Employees to come together and spend time volunteering in their local communities. During this year’s spring companywide initiative, hundreds of Employees put their Hearts in Action and participated in more than 70 projects across the system.

 

To help us create impact and make this volunteer event a success, we teamed up with one of our sustainability partners, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to bring conservation projects to cities across the country.

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MelanieGraham Employee
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“The biggest things I’ve learned here are patience and listening to people.” Simon Cheung, Customer Service Agent

 

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beatricekalish Employee
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At Southwest Airlines, we love to inspire future generations to succeed, and one of the many ways we do that is through our Adopt-A-Pilot program. Since 1997, our Pilots have dedicated their own time to help students define, articulate, and plan for future success; all while enjoying fun-filled lessons! But for these father-son duos, this program has become more than fun—it’s become a family legacy.  

 

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