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Honoring Old Glory Through Comcast’s Flag Replacement Program

Company’s VetNet Employee Resource Group Retires and Replaces Worn Flags Throughout Indiana

An extension of its ongoing dedication to supporting veterans and their families, Comcast’s Operation Old Glory, is a flag replacement program, that is run through the company’s VetNet employee group, an organization that connects active military, veterans, military family members, and military supporters. With the help of VetNet, and other employee resource groups, Comcast employees provide meaningful service that directly impacts the community. 

When a Comcast technician reports a distressed, faded, or torn US flag to the local VetNet employee group, the flag will be retired and replaced in accordance with military protocols, free of charge. Any home or business is eligible for the program, not just those that are subscribed to our services. 

“It is a privilege for us to recognize the significance of the American flag to everyone in our communities, as well as honor our veterans and active-duty military members, through our Flag Replacement Program,” said Comcast Human Resources Director and VetNet Executive Sponsor Tammie Dunlop-Lyon. “It is also extremely meaningful and fulfilling for employees involved in the program who are also veterans, including myself.” 

“The flag is a symbol of everything we fought for. It is a symbol of freedom, democracy, and hope. I love the chance to put reminders throughout our community.” 

Brian Howard, Heartland Region VetNet Co-lead and Manager, Installation and Service

Xfinity Military Benefits

Whether it’s a sergeant catching up on his spouse’s day while away for training or a group of battle buddies gaming online, Xfinity is committed to connecting our military customers to what they love.

New and existing military-connected customers can enjoy our Xfinity Military Benefits, including:

  • A $180 Virtual Prepaid Card for new and existing Military customers that can be applied to their choice of Xfinity services (equivalent to $15 a month per year).
  • One free Xfinity Mobile line for a year (a $480 value – requires a subscription to Xfinity Internet Service).
  • Automatic upgrade to become an Xfinity Diamond Rewards member (which is normally reserved for customers who have been with Xfinity for 14+ years) as a part of the Xfinity Rewards program. Enrollment in the program is free and Diamond benefits include:
  • Free Peacock Premium (a $60 annual value), with access to 80,000+ hours of the best in TV, including the latest hits from NBC & Bravo, hundreds of hit movies like OppenheimerThe Holdovers, and Trolls, plus LIVE sports including Sunday Night Football and Premier League.
  • Access to great entertainment with $1 movie nights, exclusive tickets to premiere movie events, exclusive streaming events with NBCU talent, and more.
  • A wide variety of digital discounts to sites like the NBC Store and Bravo.com, tickets to local sporting events, giveaways, gift cards, sweepstakes, and more.

The military community can also continue to enjoy specially priced park tickets, vacation packages, and discounted resort stays at Universal Destinations & Experiences.

We will continue to update details at www.xfinity.com/military and our military community should be on the lookout for even more offerings in the future.

$1 Million to Support the Military Community

Through our Project UP initiative, Comcast is committing $1 million in 2024 to several military community-serving organizations to support digital skills-building programs, entrepreneurship opportunities, and access to essential technology.

One partner in this commitment is NPower, which provides free tech training for transitioning service members and military spouses, job placement services, and Cybersecurity and Cloud skills training programs.

“Through our partnership with Comcast, we are helping address critical technology training needs of servicemen and women transitioning to civilian life,” said Bertina Ceccarelli, Chief Executive Officer of NPower. “By being thoughtful about the military community’s needs, we can help make that shift more seamless and impactful for individuals and the companies that seek to hire them.”

Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to be ‘military-ready’ in its commitment to providing exceptional media and technology experiences for our military customers and fostering one of the nation’s top workplaces for veterans and military spouses. As we commemorate Military Appreciation Month, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our military-connected customers, teammates, and partners for their invaluable service and dedication.

To learn more about the company’s ongoing commitment to the military community, visit Corporate.Comcast.com/Impact/Military

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