Wiggin and Dana Attorney Takes Flight with the United States Air Force

July 9, 2012

Hartford – Wiggin and Dana attorney Martin Magnusson participated in the Westover Air Reserve Base 2012 "Operation Bosslift" on June 14-15. The firm is an employer of United States Air Force Reservist, Corporate Paralegal Tracy Doherty, and was afforded the opportunity to take part in this year's flight to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, which is also the location of the Lockheed Martin aerospace facilities. "Operation Bosslift" is part of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program.

Martin, an attorney in Wiggin and Dana's Defense, OFAC and Export Compliance Practice Group, joined thirty employers and business and community leaders on a flight aboard the Air Force's largest aircraft, the C-5 Galaxy. Once at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, the group toured the Lockheed Martin facilities where C-5s are overhauled and C-130s are manufactured, tested aircraft simulators and night-vision technology, and received briefings on cutting-edge military technology, including the Air Force's fifth-generation stealth fighter, the F-22 Raptor.

"This was a remarkable experience," said Magnusson. "Flying on the C-5, receiving briefings on the F-22, and touring Lockheed Martin's production facilities were amazing experiences. What most impressed me, though, were the men and women who defend USA air dominance. The United States Air Force and its people are thoroughly committed to accomplishment and performance, and meeting some of the men and women who serve in the Air Force was inspirational."

About the ESGR
The ESGR is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization. The ESGR was established in 1972 to promote and cultivate an understanding relationship between Reservists and their employers to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. To learn more about ESGR, click here.