The ESPN Veterans Group played host to Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour at its annual luncheon held during Veterans Week at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bristol, Conn. Armour, America’s first African-American female combat pilot, also spoke to members of ESPN’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in a separate forum.
After completing two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marines, she left military service to become a motivational speaker. Her message is simple and her delivery is inspiring – “One Mission, One Goal, One Team” – encouraging her audience to connect to its shared bottom line.
The video above provides a glimpse into ESPN Veterans Group luncheon. The ESPN Veterans Group is 170 members strong and in 2013 celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Video produced by Samantha Baron