Home Base Program
BAE Systems has been a proud sponsor of the Red Sox Foundation/ Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for nearly ten years. As a major sponsor of the Run to Home Base, the program’s premier fundraising event we are proud to help package nearly 1,000 care packages annually at this event to be sent to deployed service members around the globe. Each year hundreds of BAE Systems employees participate in the Run to Home Base as runners, walkers or volunteers.
Big Wheels for Little Warriors
In partnership with Operation Homefront, we support their Big Wheels for Little Warriors program that provides bicycles to military children in the San Diego area. Every year, we purchase more than 400 bikes, which our employees assemble before distributing them to military families in need. More than 11,000 have been distributed by BAE Systems through this program in the past 23 years.
Trees for Heroes
Our Trees for Heroes events take place annually in several ES locations to provide military families with a day of holiday cheer. Nearly 200 military families attend each year to enjoy a fun-filled day including arts and crafts, pre-cut Christmas trees, face painting, holiday snacks and drinks, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Over fifty employees support this event through volunteering and it’s become an annual favorite for both employees and families alike.
Military Appreciation Weekend
Each September, we partner with a local apple orchard to provide fall festivities free of charge to military families – they enjoy apple picking, cider donuts, pumpkins and kids’ activities throughout this weekend-long event. This event, which takes place in Massachusetts, draws over 400 military families annually and enables us to say thank you to the men and women who sacrifice so much on our behalf.
10th Mountain Division Golf Tournament
For over a decade, BAE Systems employees in Endicott, New York have organized and participated in the Tournament for the Troops fundraiser, which raises money to benefit the families and soldiers of Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division. Over the last ten years, the tournament has raised more than $300,000 for the 10th Mountain Division Wounded Warriors and scholarship fund.