Veteran Community in the Tech Space | D-Day Remembrance


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In honor of D-Day, MetroStar employees, partners, and friends gathered at our Reston HQ Patio for a cigar and scotch night. Hosted by MetroStar's CEO, Ali Reza Manouchehri, and Director of Army Operations, Kent Friederich, the event was our first annual exclusive rest and relaxation (R&R) event. 

Attendees celebrated our friends and partners, as well as remembered the sacrifices made for the ability to live freely while enjoying a little R&R.  

“I think it is important to remember that this country and our veterans have made great sacrifices so we can enjoy nights like tonight and recognize their sacrifices. We owe our freedom and a night like this to our veterans,” Friederich said. 

Andrew Bice, a Business Development Analyst at MetroStar, was in attendance and reflected on the importance of honoring anniversary events like D-Day. 

“Recognizing D-Day is about honoring those who have made sacrifices. We are reminded that the world is not as nice as we want it to be, and there have to be people willing to sacrifice it all for their loved ones back at home,” Bice said. 

During the event, attendees were surrounded by good company, rich tobacco aroma, and scotch’s smooth taste. They shared their lived experiences as veterans, supporters of the veteran community, and what it means to be “one team, with one mission at MetroStar.”  

“MetroStar champions our veteran community by making sure we deliver on the missions we are fortunate enough to support and by recruiting amazing individuals who are transitioning their careers,” Manouchehri said. 

A friend of MetroStar and combat veteran John Hillen also commented on what supporting the missions of government defense clients means to him. “For the government contracting community that supports national security missions, we live the customer mission to secure the peace and prosperity of the country. I find it hard to imagine a more inspiring reason for a company to exist than that chain of custody,” Hillen said 

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