In one way or another, we are all connected to someone who is (or has recently) been deployed. It’s relatively common when the military of the United State is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world with nearly 165,000 active-duty personnel assigned outside of the U.S.
Where it Began
In 2016, Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.) was created to bring about an awareness of the emotional and financial stress our deployed military and their families at home face day after day. The non-profit covers all branches of the US Armed Forces and is committed to bring a message of hope that those deployed and their families are not forgotten today.
Getting its roots planted in Jacksonville, NC at Camp LeJeune, wearing red in support of R.E.D. on Fridays has spread throughout the nation, including H-S Precision.
We Wear Red
H-S Precision is no stranger to military support. Our founder Tom Houghton Sr. proudly served as an Army drill instructor and many employees are veterans, actively serving, or military spouses. So, when an employee on our production team started wearing red on Friday, it was important to Vice President and COO Tim Houghton to provide red shirts to everyone at the company.
Today, it is part of the H-S Precision company culture to pause and reflect, especially on Friday, for those bravely serving our country. We wear red to remember everyone deployed.
Learn more about the R.E.D. organization and mission at their website here.