EA launches MOH Project HONOR initiative to give back to military families
Today, EA announced a program called "Project HONOR," which is dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the sacrifices of fallen members of the Special Operations community, as well as generating charitable contributions for their families.
As a part of this, top weapon and gear manufacturers and suppliers for the Special Operation forces, such as Kaenon, London Bridge Trading, Magpul, and others will donate to the Navy SEAL Foundation and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. In addition, select partners will create and sell exclusive products based off Medal of Honor, the proceeds of which will go to the above mentioned foundations and other charities.
Furthermore, Danger Close Games, developer of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, announced a special version of the game, MOH Warfighter Military Edition, which will be released exclusively for active, reserve and former U.S. military. Along with the Limited Edition of Warfighter, the Military Edition will come with exclusive in-game unlocks, such as the use of Project HONOR's official camouflage pattern.
"We have a tremendous amount of respect for our service men and women around the world and a deep level of gratitude for the sacrifices both they and their families make on a daily basis," said Greg Goodrich, Medal of Honor's Executive Producer. "We've teamed up with some of the biggest military brands to deliver an authentic experience in Medal of Honor: Warfighter. We're excited to work with these great partners to also launch Project HONOR to raise awareness for the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and drive real world contributions of which we can be proud."
Project HONOR isn't the only military-related news made today. As discovered by Call of Duty Endowment, Massachusetts has revealed a new software program they call TORQ (stands for "Transformational Occupational Relationship Quotient"). It is designed to help match the knowledge and skills from a job seeker's previous job and match it to similar available jobs within a certain salary range.
This will be incredibly helpful for veterans seeking work, as TORQ includes over 9,700 military occupations, allowing them to better translate their experience to a civilian job. Not only that, soldiers who are overseas can even start looking for work via TORQ while still deployed.
Unfortunately, it looks like the program is currently available in Massachusetts only. Here's hoping it spreads to other states, as there are plenty of veterans who could use help finding work.
Source: EA press release, Call of Duty Endowment
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