DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - United Airlines transports hundreds of thousands of people around the world every day. So logistics is something the Chicago-based airline knows a thing or two or three about.
Which is precisely why United didn't shirk from the task of transporting 500 disabled military veterans, their coaches and sponsors from around the country and the world to Aspen last week for the 31st annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, for which United has served as a sponsor for the past 20 years.
The weeklong event, which concluded Friday, was designed to give veterans with amputations, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis and other serious conditions a chance to enjoy a range of winter sports and to remind themselves they can conquer many of the everyday obstacles they must confront.
But first it was United's job to get the vets to the slopes. Planning for the complex project began 10 months ago.
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