- Sabre Supports the Veteran Community in the Honor Ride September 20, 2017
Sabre employees showed their support for active service members, injured veterans, and first responders by participating in the 2017 Philadelphia Honor Ride. Teammates met for the event on Saturday September 16, 2017 and rode alongside employees, veterans, and civilians alike. Sabre was also a proud sponsor of the Honor Ride again this year, adding to the importance of the ride. Congratulations to Team Sabre for raising over $2000 dollars and for their perseverance in pushing through the difficult course across Bucks County Pa., and demonstrated their drive to help our heroes.
The Ride to Recovery is a non-competitive cycling event that raises funds for Project Hero programs. Project Hero helps veterans and first responders affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other debilitating injuries or illnesses receive rehabilitation, recovery, and resilience to rebuild.
Sabre employees were moved to be part of this event, and happy to help make a difference in the lives of veterans. Senior Executive Director Marketing Communications Margaret Margle said, “The course was tough, but Team Sabre managed to push through and finish to the end. We were all humbled by the opportunity to raise funds for our heroes, and we look forward to having more opportunities like the Honor Ride to contribute to the veteran community.”Advertisements
- Sabre Systems, Inc. Donates to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund September 18, 2017
Sabre employees came together to raise funds for American Red Cross Disaster Relief in response to help those affected by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Combined with a company donation of $5,000, the Sabre team donated a total of $8,475 to the victims of the storm.
The American Red Cross provides shelter food, comfort, and emergency support to families affected by natural disasters. These efforts continue to help victims recover and rebuild their lives in the weeks and months following.
“We are humbled by the generosity of our employees, and grateful that we had the opportunity to raise money for those tragically affected by the storm,” stated Sabre Chief Financial Officer Ben Jaurigue. Thank you to all who took action to help those affected by the disaster.
- Sabre Systems, Inc. Announces Charitable Donation of $10K to Warfighter Advance Organization August 2, 2017
Sabre Systems, Inc. (Sabre) announced it will make a charitable donation of $10,000.00 to the Warfighter Advance Organization. The donation will be used to combat Veteran Suicide through successful reintegration and resilience of the Warfighter.
Veteran suicide rates have tragically doubled civilian suicide rates since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. According to Sabre’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Glen Ives, a retired Naval Officer, “We are truly honored and blessed to have so many veterans as part of our Sabre family, they make us a stronger and better company. Appreciating their sacrifice and dedication to make our world a better and safer place requires action. Sabre is committed to giving back to the veteran community and their families through discussion, volunteerism, and donations.” Along with his wife, Mrs. Barbara Ives, also a retired U.S. Navy Captain with almost 27 years of service, they contribute their personal time to share their experiences and offer support. Sabre is honored to contribute to this cause that holds such a personal connection to our leadership and workforce. Investing in our veterans is an investment in our people, our communities, and our future.
Warfighter Advance conducts an Advance 7 Day program located just outside the nation’s capital. Over 900 veterans have completed the program, with a 0% alumni suicide rate. The 7 day training operation is meticulously designed to carefully advance the warfighter in 8 critical areas of reintegration and resiliency that focus on training, spiritual and physical wellness, peer reliance, psychological education and care, and setting realistic expectations. All warfighters attend 100% free with costs covered by donations and fundraising. Alumni of the program receive specialized training and professional support, 24/7 and 365 day-a-year access to Warfighter Advance staff, and a monthly check in to ensure continued program success and wellness.
For more information or to learn how you can help please go to www.warfighteradvance.org or find them on social media sites Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About Sabre Systems, Inc.
Sabre Systems, Inc. is a defense and civil agency contractor specializing in Information Technology, Engineering, and Program Management. Established in 1989, Sabre has a 28 year history of investing in our people for the betterment of our communities and country. Sabre was a recipient of the Vet Jobs (www.vetjobs.com) Outstanding Veteran Employer Award, 2016 which recognizes companies who are dedicated to the hiring and retention of veterans and their family members. For more information on Sabre Systems, Inc. please visit www.sabresystems.com.
 Source: “Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans.” US Department of Veteran Affairs, 2016.
- Sabre Systems, Inc. Supports Historic USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Arrested Landing and Electromagnetic Launch Systems August 1, 2017
The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first new US aircraft carrier designed in 40 years, is a reflection of modern naval engineering. For the past 60 years, aircraft carriers have launched fixed-wing aircraft using steam catapults, complicated systems requiring large crews to operate and maintain. That all changed on July 28, 2017 when the USS Gerald R. Ford successfully launched its first aircraft using an electromagnetic catapult. History was made when Commander Jamie Struck successfully landed an F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford with the first arrested landing using the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system and again when he launched from the flight deck by the Electromagnetic Launch System (EMALS).
Engineers and technical experts from Sabre Systems, Inc.’s Lakehurst, NJ office supported the Navy’s ship integration and testing teams for the new AAG and EMAL systems. A software controlled system, AAG offers greater reliability and safety to a wider range of aircraft. According to the US Navy, the built in testing and dialogistic features deliver reliable and easier to maintain systems with a higher launch energy capacity than previous systems.
According to Sabre’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Glen Ives, “We are so proud of the Sabre professionals who contributed so importantly to this historical Naval Aviation milestone. Their hard work and tireless commitment reflect Sabre’s dedication to naval engineering and innovation and ultimately in the safety of our warfighters who rely on these critical systems.” Sabre Systems congratulates the crew of the CVN 78 and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on this accomplishment. Bravo Zulu!
Sabre Systems, Inc. is proud to have contributed to the historic naval achievement of the USS Gerald R. Ford’s first arrested landing and electromagnetic launch.
- Sabre Presents ourSabre STEM Scholarship Awards August 1, 2017
Sabre Systems, Inc. awarded $1,500 college scholarships to two children of current employees in its first ourSabre STEM Scholarship, a program that recognizes outstanding academic achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
ourSabre STEM Scholarships were awarded to Nicholas Barnes, and Nicole Loehle both children of employees.
Nicholas Barnes is attending Old Dominion University and majoring in Computer Engineering and Nicole Loehle is attending New Jersey Institute of Technology and majoring in Chemical Engineering this upcoming fall.
Chairman and CEO, Phil Jaurigue said this of the award recipients, “Sabre is proud of the achievements of Nicholas and Nicole. Along with fellow scholarship recipient Lauren Beal, who received the The Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edward Fitzgerald Collier United States Marine Corps Memorial Scholarship Award created in memory of employee Ed Collier who passed away earlier this year, they represent hope for our future as they enter a new phase in their lives. Our congratulations to Nicholas, Nicole, and Lauren, and to their parents who provided that supportive environment needed to foster such excellence. We look forward to hearing more of the accomplishments yet to come. Well done.”
Sabre is proud to award these deserving students and wishes the winners success in their STEM education.
The ourSabre STEM scholarship program was launched recently in 2017, in an effort help steer employees’ children into this curriculum area by helping reduce the financial barriers to attend college. This scholarship program is an addition to four $1,500 scholarships exempt to employees and their families pursuing an undergraduate degree in the STEM curriculum.rSAB
- Sarah Decker Awarded Sabre STEM Scholarship August 1, 2017
Sabre Systems, Inc. awarded Aberdeen High School student, Sara Decker, a $1,500 STEM Scholarship in recognition of her stellar achievements within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field. Ms. Decker excelled throughout her years at Aberdeen High School both inside and outside of the classroom. As a National Honor Society member, Sara committed to succeeding and helping others prosper. She was an active member of Mu Alpha Theta, a math honors society, and helped younger students succeed with algebra as a math tutor. Sara received the AP Scholar Award which is given to students who have received outstanding AP scores. One of her memorable moments came during a trip to Houston, TX where she welcomed Astronaut Scott Kelly back to Earth at the NASA facilities alongside Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.
Ms. Decker’s plan is to major in applied health science at Wheaton college in Norton, Massachusetts. Her chosen major will help prepare her for post-undergraduate study, including medical school, physical therapy school, and her chosen path, dietetics. Throughout the next four years, Decker will gain the scientific knowledge and learn from hands-on experiences to develop professional and interpersonal skills. These skills will help her move into a post-graduate program at the University of North Carolina to become a registered dietician. Ms. Decker hopes to use her knowledge for nutrition and passion for running to better the running community and help the Nike Oregon Project produce world class athletes.
Sabre is proud to select such a hardworking, motivated, and intelligent student for the scholarship. Sabre wishes Sara all of the best in her future endeavors.
The Sabre STEM scholarship program was launched in 2013 in an effort help steer students into this curriculum area by helping reduce the financial barriers to attend college. Sabre will award a total of four $1,500 scholarships to deserving students in locations where the company has a major presence. The company also has a STEM scholarship program for employees, which will award three scholarships to recipients internally.
- Sabre Awards Rebekah Torgesen with STEM Scholarship July 13, 2017
Sabre Systems, Inc. awarded Great Mills High School student, Rebekah Torgesen, a $1,500 college scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) accomplishments. Ms. Torgesen has participated in the STEM Academy program since she was in the sixth grade. Her outstanding record of accomplishments include second place for the Real World Engineering Model in 2014, the Society of Women Engineer’s Outstanding Engineer award and second place for the STEM UAS QuadCopter Challenge in 2015, and a prestigious medical internship in 2016. In addition to her academic achievements, Rebekah Torgesen is adamant on giving back, making sure to participate in volunteer work and community service. This passion was also expressed in her essay. Her drive to study chemical engineering at either Brigham Young University or Utah State University would allow her to pursue medical school, and eventually become an orthopedic surgeon. Ultimately, her goals would fulfill what she deems most important; truly helping others.
Sabre is honored to choose such a talented, motivated, and compassionate student for the scholarship. Sabre wishes Rebekah all the best in her future endeavors.
The Sabre STEM scholarship program was launched in 2013 in an effort help steer students into this curriculum area by helping reduce the financial barriers to attend college. Sabre will award a total of six $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to deserving students in locations where the company has a major presence. The company also has a STEM scholarship program for employees as well.
- Sabre Presents Edward Collier Scholarship Award July 13, 2017
At a very special scholarship luncheon, Sabre Systems, Inc. humbly presented The Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edward Fitzgerald Collier United States Marine Corps Memorial Scholarship Award to Lauren Beal, daughter of Sabre Contracts Administrator, Susan Beal. Sabre employee, Edward Collier, passed away earlier this year. This scholarship was created to honor his memory by awarding a deserving student pursuing a degree in one of the STEM disciplines, and embodying the caring and passionate spirit of Ed. Ed’s wife and family attended the event, which took place on July 6, 2017 in the Aberdeen, Maryland office. Ed’s wife, Gwen Collier, said, “We are honored that through this memorial scholarship his legacy will continue to bless others.”
Lauren Beal, an incoming freshman of Marist College majoring in Medical Technology, was honored to receive this award in its first year. Her parents, Susan and Phil Beal, said of the event, “Meeting Gwen Collier and her children and grandchildren last week was an unbelievable experience. They embraced us instantly and accepted our family as a new part of their family. We are so blessed that our daughter Lauren was selected for this incredible award in Ed’s memory.”
Also in attendance was Sabre Chairman and CEO, Phil Jaurigue. Mr. Jaurigue explained, “It was a humbling feeling to see the Beal and Collier families meet on such a special occasion. I’m delighted that we are able to honor Ed’s memory in such a meaningful way. Ms. Beal represents the very finest of the Class of 2017 while she continues her battle with Type I Diabetes and her efforts to raise funds and awareness of the disease. The Beals and Colliers will be forever linked, and I feel blessed to have been able to share time with both families. I’m sure Ed would have been proud, and I look forward to honoring future scholarship winners.”
President and COO, Glen Ives adds, “Our (Chief Warrant Officer 4) CWO4 Edward Fitzgerald Collier, United States Marine Corps Memorial Scholarship is especially meaningful for many at Sabre because it is named for a true friend, and colleague who represented the very best of our country and our company. Ed’s distinguished service as a United States Marine for over 26 years and his dedicated support of the Sabre team and customers for over 7 years, were always characterized by his uncompromising values of honor, courage, and commitment. What is especially gratifying, is how Lauren and the Beal family epitomize those values that Ed treasured and lived. I was very touched by the Collier and Beal families, and the way they seemed to bond through this award. It was a truly great day for the Colliers, the Beals, and our entire Sabre family… and I could not have been more proud to be part of ensuring Ed’s legacy and memory through such a promising young professional like Lauren.”
Ed Collier served as a United States Marine for 26 years, and was a member of the NAVAIR Expeditionary Airfields (EAF) Program Management team for over 7 years. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Ed joined Sabre in 2010. Ed is survived by his wife Gwendolyn, daughters Daisha and Sash-sha; step children Daisi-Mae and Dereck-Henry, granddaughter Leila, and grandsons Kawika and Keanu.
- Sabre Sponsored Drexel Senior Design Team 54 June 7, 2017
Sabre was honored to provide a $1,000 sponsorship to Drexel University Senior Design team 54, led by Sabre Director of S&T Partnerships, Robert Carullo. Mr. Carullo explained, “The team’s mission was to deliver a unique, electrically powered ultralight aircraft with a flight stabilization program that is significantly safer for the operator, thus attracting people to the ultralight aircraft community”
The standard ultralight aircraft is described as weighing less than 254 pounds of empty weight, having a fuel capacity of 5 U.S. gallons, and being equipped with only one seat. Additionally, this type of aircraft normally has a power off stall speed which does not exceed 24 knots of calibrated airspeed, and no more than 55 knots of calibrated airspeed at full power in level flight. The aircraft is not capable of transporting people or goods, but is used for recreational purposes. It also cannot fly in congested areas or controlled airspaces. In efforts to improve the functionality and design of the aircraft, team 54 strived to create an efficient, cost-effective, and safe project.
Aside from being electrically powered, team 54 also incorporated a design with twin motor configuration, carbon fiber propellers, enclosed fuselage, a flight stabilization program, autopilot and GPS, and a more durable structure. Improvements from the original model would specifically include an enhanced wing design, as well as an enhanced rib design. Many of these features would also allow for the pilot of the model to require no experience before flying.
Sabre’s sponsorship enabled the team to build a full size prototype airframe with a gasoline powered motor for flight test, and conduct ground runs and flight tests. Upon final completion, team 54’s fixed wing ultralight aircraft will become an anomaly, and lead the potential market of recreational flight; a market valued around $301.62 million in 2015, and estimated at $389.26 million by 2020.
Drexel University Senior Design Coordinator, Dr. John Lacontora, quoted, “This was an outstanding project that achieved all the goals of the Senior Design Program for our student teams. They conducted Program Management, Fiscal Management, Market Research, Design, Prototyping and Testing. We thank Sabre Systems for their role in enabling this successful project.”
- Sabre Hosts Hackathon May 18, 2017
At the end of April, Sabre Systems, Inc.’s subject matter technical experts from across the company gathered virtually to help improve and expand the Disaster Planning and Response (DP&R) tool created by two Sabre employees. What was forecasted to be an experiential event transformed into a widespread success with contributions that have vastly improved its functionality. With the help of the participants, the scope and functionality of the tool was greatly expanded and improved upon. The volunteers took time out of their busy schedules and personal lives to contribute in a meaningful way in what turned out to be a profound success.
One of the key focus areas of the DP&R app is to help first responders and relief workers navigate unfamiliar cities, towns, and states as they lend hand after natural disasters and other events that cause widespread destruction. The enhancements made to the tool will help improve response times and response effectiveness.
Sabre President and Chief Operating Officer Glen Ives was blown away by the success of the event, but not the least bit surprised by the teams dedication to helping one another. After the event ended, Glen said “What a Hackathon! And what a true pleasure to be able to say that our Sabre team was able to host a tremendously successful event where we shared many creative and resourceful ideas to help enhance our Disaster Planning App … a tool that will potentially help save lives and homes when disasters hit. I was so excited to take part and learn. And the neat part was not only learning from a technology perspective, but learning just how many incredibly bright, dedicated and in many cases, brilliant, Sabre “Pros” we have on our team. Something very special to have the opportunity to exchange neat ideas, work with and have fun with such a talented group of people. Thank you sincerely to all of our Hackathon players!”
The time and effort that was dedicated to the Hackathon solidifies one of the foundational elements of Sabre; through teamwork and innovation, Sabre “Pros” can come together to make a truly meaningful impact on Sabre’s commitment to quality and excellence. Exceptionally well done!