1 Store Solutions Base Supply Center Holds Anniversary Event

Oct 20, 2010, 16:06 ET from National Industries for the Blind

Travis Air Force Base AbilityOne store proud to serve community and America's military.

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past 12 years, the employees at 1 Store Solutions Base Supply Center (BSC) at Travis Air Force Base have been providing on-base mission critical support and outfitting the servicemen and women stationed there.  Today, these employees, and South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, reached out to thank the community at Travis for their support and to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the AbilityOne Base Supply Center Program.  

U.S. Representatives George Miller (D-CA-07) and John Garamendi (D-CA-10) praised the work of the AbilityOne Program and the 1 Store Solutions BSC.  

"The services provided by the employees at the 1 Store Solutions Base Supply Center at Travis Air Force Base play an important role at Travis and for our service men and women," said Rep. Miller in a statement released to National Industries for the Blind. "Their work is win-win – individuals who are blind are given employment opportunities and 140 government installations receive quality, full service and flexible operations. I look forward to their continued success."

"On this 15th Anniversary of the AbilityOne Base Supply Center program, we are pleased to congratulate 1 Store Solutions at Travis Air Force Base for their hard work, both on the base, as well as in our communities – and we wish you many years of continued success," wrote Reps. Miller and Garamendi in a letter presented during a program at the event.

There are 140 AbilityOne BSC facilities located at federal and military installations throughout the United States that provide employment to 300 Americans who are blind or severely disabled.  More than 40,000 blind or disabled people are employed through the sale of products and services through the AbilityOne Program.  

"1 Store Solutions supports the mission and the service men and women of Travis.  It also supports the livelihood of the men and women who, through civilian service support our military," said Steve Heinecke, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) Vice President of Marketing. "1 Store Solutions and NIB personnel are proud to be included in supporting America's Armed Forces."

Also attending today's event were Col. Robert Eatman, Commander, 60th Mission Support Group, Travis AFB, and Regis Barber, President, South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind.

"We opened our first AbilityOne Base Supply Center in 1997, and have expanded to six different locations since that time," said Barber. "Working with Travis has been an incredible partnership, and we are extremely proud and honored to be able to serve our servicemen and women in this way."

About National Industries for the Blind

NIB's (www.NIB.org) mission is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.  NIB and 89 associated agencies serve as the largest employer for people who are blind by the sale of SKILCRAFT® products and services through the AbilityOne Program, established by the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act.

SOURCE National Industries for the Blind



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