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Veterans hired at Sandia Labs triples over past year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The number of military veterans hired at Sandia tripled the last fiscal year, and marked the highest veteran hiring rate in the history of Sandia National Laboratories. As part of a broader laboratories recruiting strategy, Sandia engaged in a new deliberate and strategic military veteran hiring initiative that paid off. Sandia hired […]

New vice president appointed to oversee defense research at Sandia Labs

Peery to lead effort to deliver innovative science, technology for national security ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — James Peery was appointed vice president for defense research to lead Sandia National Laboratories’ longstanding work in this national security area. Peery had been director of Sandia’s Information Systems Analysis Center and was responsible for the research and development of […]

From Vietnam with love: Sandia Labs retiree works to return wartime greetings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you were, or know, a New Mexico Air National Guardsman stationed in Tuy Hoa,Vietnam, in 1968, Art Sena is looking for you. The reason goes back to a long-ago wish to make Christmas merrier for servicemen at war, and a long-lost box of film. Sena, a Sandia National Laboratories retiree, tracked […]

A better prosthesis: Sandia invents sensor to learn about fit; system to make fit better

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly. Now imagine the problem that poses for the fit of the prosthesis. There’s a growing need for a solution. The national Amputee Coalition says nearly 2 million people in […]

Sandia pair honored by Travis AFB for helping service members, families

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Two members of Sandia National Laboratories’ Military Support Committee (MSC) in Livermore, Calif., have been awarded a special commendation in recognition of their efforts to assist enlisted families in need at Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield, Calif. The award ceremony took place March 8, with Brig. Gen. John Flournoy Jr. and Command […]

Sandia wounded warriors discover they were united in battle years ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jason Shelton and John Bailon left a Sandia National Laboratories Military Support Committee meeting side by side, sharing stories of combat in Iraq. Bailon talked about a day in the summer of 2005 when his Marine unit was called to rescue a small Joint Special Operations team holed up and taking mortar and […]

White House honors nurse for helping women veterans, children

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Michelle Racicot, a contract family nurse practitioner at Sandia National Laboratories, was one of 14 women recognized by first lady Michelle Obama at the White House as Champions of Change. The event during Women’s History Month honored women veterans who have made a major impact on the nation’s communities, businesses and schools. […]

Sandia Labs helps wounded veterans onto the career track

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Combat veterans often return with wounds, some visible, some not. Sandia National Laboratories has launched a hiring program with the goal of helping those wounded warriors get into the workforce and develop career-based skills and experience. “We want to give back to those who have given so much to our country,” said […]