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Living the Southwest Way: Outing to C.C. Young

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I am so fortunate to work at Southwest Airlines with Leaders and Cohearts who value serving others, enriching the community, and finding creative ways to accomplish that vision.  Recently, the Culture Services Department gave from the heart during an offsite Team meeting, at C.C. Young Senior Living – Senior Care here in Dallas. This project was organized by a... read more

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Making Barron’s Wish an Incredible Journey

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At Southwest Airlines, we connect people to what’s important in their lives.  We LUV celebrations and making the ordinary, extraordinary.  This is a guest post by Juli McClave, wish granter and Volunteer Manager for Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington. To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, experiences are made by the journey, not the destination.  As a society that tends to... read more

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Southwest’s History: It’s not all about Planes

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In celebration of National Aviation Day, August 19, our Corporate Archiving Intern Anna Weinberger (pictured above on the right) shares her experience at a recent Aviation Archivist Summit event hosted at Southwest’s Headquarters in Dallas. As the Corporate Archiving Intern this summer, I have to confess something: I don’t know much about airplanes.  You want to discuss... read more

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BeCAUSE We Care

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Emergency Response Team and Friends, July 30th Volunteer Day They say that one flame can light a thousand candles.  It can start with one person’s passion, and in turn, have a ripple effect for the greater cause.  For three decades, Employees of Southwest Airlines have supported Community Partners of Dallas (CPD).  CPD supports Child Protective Services caseworkers in... read more

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Courtesy of the Red, White, and Canyon Blue

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This post is written by Rolando Lopez, Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Operations Manager (and retired Southwest Employee!), recounting a recovered Honor Flight and a delayed welcome home celebration for the veterans. My journey with Southwest Airlines began in 1980 and led me to a variety of positions throughout my career, encompassing multiple cities in the network. ... read more

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A Family Reunited

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Patriotism runs deep at Southwest Airlines, and we are proud to partner with charities that support the men, women, and children who sacrifice for our country every day.  This blog post is authored by Patricia Driscoll, President of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), an organization that supports and advocates for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen,... read more

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Paying it Forward to West Africa

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Growing up in Ghana, West Africa, I faced many challenges.  I was lucky compared to most, especially since I was able to attend the university.  Now, as a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant, I recognize that the opportunities I had at a young age helped me reach success. The challenges I faced growing up inspired me to help less fortunate kids in the neighborhood where... read more

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Southwest Spends a couple Days on the Hill

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This post is co-authored by Southwest Senior Business Consultant Bill Owen and Southwest Communications Specialist Sandy Nelson. What happens when you assemble a group of Southwest Airlines Employees in our nation’s capital to learn how to engage our elected officials on issues important to SWA?  The answer is … something wonderful! Earlier this month, we and 25... read more

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Pilots Lend a Hand at Young Eagles Rally

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I have always found wisdom in Ben Franklin's quotes. Two of my favorites are: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest," and "Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn."  Thanks to those that encouraged me to learn by doing, I now have the amazing opportunity to help youngsters stoke the fire of their own curiosity and give... read more

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An Artist’s Discovery

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This guest post from Illinois high schooler Hannah Munson originally appeared in the July 2014 edition of our onboard magazine, Spirit.  Southwest Airlines has proudly supported the Congressional Art Competition for 13 consecutive years.  In 2014, 370 congressional offices participated in the Congressional Art Competition.  Southwest donated complimentary airfare to more... read more

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