22-Pushup Challenge Created to Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicide Rates and to Help Reduce the Stigma Around Mental Illness

Solana Beach, CA, January 7, 2019 — AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions company, will host a unique culture lunch for Flight Operations’ employees on January 7th. The luncheon will feature Marine Corps Veteran William Felty, who is working to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide rates among veterans. Felty started his pushup campaign in fall 2016 when he heard about the 22-Pushup Challenge, a social media campaign inspired by a 2012 study by the Department of Veterans Affairs that found an average of 22 veterans take their lives each day. As part of the luncheon, Felty will lead interested attendees to join him in doing 22 pushups to show support for this cause.

“William’s message is one of hope and inspiration,” said Rebecca Culjat, Vice President of Training, AEVEX Aerospace. “He reminds us all of the power of connection, and the impact we can have in breaking down barriers to mental illness by being a voice for those who suffer in silence.”

Felty has been doing 22 pushups every day for more than two years. “I do them every day as a reminder to be there for my fellow veterans and others in times of need,” said Felty.  I will continue this challenge and invite others to join me in helping to create awareness of this important issue.”

For more information on the 22-Pushup Challenge, go to Conversations Around Veteran Suicide or visit the Facebook Group Reporting for Duty, Battle Buddies West.

About AEVEX Aerospace
AEVEX is a leading provider of full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions for the global intelligence community. The company’s vertically integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform operates across three lines of business:  Engineering & Technology, Flight Operations, and Intelligence Solutions. The company aims to be the recognized leader in full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions. AEVEX takes a long-term view of relationships within the defense and commercial aerospace industries, partnering with customers to identify, develop, and deliver tailored solutions for airborne intelligence requirements. Its primary customer base is centered on supporting the U.S. Special Operations, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army, as well as other U.S. Department of Defense, Interagency, and foreign partners.

AEVEX has offices in Solana Beach, CA, Tysons Corner, VA and Fayetteville, NC. It currently consists of 500 employees across more than a dozen locations around the world.

For more information visit: www.aevex.com