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XTAR Supports Wounded Soldiers through Operation First Response

by david.nunes

XTAR Joins Operation First Response to Support Wounded Soldiers
Recovering in the Field and Returning to their Families;

 XTAR Outreach Reinforces its 10-Year Commitment to Serving Government Users

Herndon, VA – December 13, 2011: XTAR, LLC, the first U.S. commercial provider of services in the X-band frequency, announced today that the company has initiated a community service campaign to support wounded soldiers during their recovery and return to civilian life.  XTAR has chosen to support Operation First Response (OFR) for the critical support it provides to wounded warriors from all branches of the U.S. armed services.

OFR links businesses like XTAR with families in need as a means of giving back to warfighters and demonstrating appreciation for their courage in protecting the U.S. Through OFR, XTAR employees and their families will adopt several heroes and their families and donate holiday gifts and personal morale-related items to help create a joy-filled holiday. In the coming months, XTAR will work with OFR on their special backpack program, preparing backpacks for wounded combat soldiers who lack personal items when they arrive at hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq.  XTAR plans to reach out to its network of customers and partners to send backpacks to the region in 2012.

Philip Harlow, XTAR president and COO, explained, “XTAR plays a unique role in the commercial satellite community in that our service is exclusive to military and government users’ communications needs and requirements. Consequently, we want to give back to the warfighters and their families, especially during the holiday season.”  Harlow noted, “I have been an active-duty soldier and I know how much recognition from outside the military makes soldiers feel appreciated and valued.  They deserve this support and thanks for all of their courage protecting U.S. national security.” XTAR is adopting community-oriented activities like OFR as part of its 10-Year anniversary and to demonstrate how much the team values its relationship with the U.S. military.

As the first commercial provider of services in the X-band frequency, XTAR is exclusively dedicated to serving the long-haul communications needs of U.S. and Allied military and government organizations. Its two owned and operated payloads provide 4 GB of X-band capacity from Denver east to Singapore. XTAR is committed to the success of all its customers based on providing a highly responsive commercial and operational experience designed to meet or exceed the unique mission requirements of governments around the world. www.xtar.com

Operation First Response, Inc. (OFR), serves all branches of our nation’s Wounded Warriors and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided as rapidly as possible from the onset of injury or illness, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life to the civilian world. www.operationfirstresponse.org




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