Today and throughout the year, Apple recognizes the immense sacrifices of veterans and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Apple is proud to spotlight veterans’ stories, legacies, and communities — and to honor and support those who serve.
Apple and its employees are proud to support veterans organizations that are giving back to the community, including non-profits like Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon mobilizes veterans to continue their service to their country and community, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises, including COVID-19. With a donation to Team Rubicon, Apple is helping mobilize the organization’s Greyshirt volunteers who are engaged in hurricane recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast. Apple is also hosting its own volunteer training so that veterans and other employees at Apple are prepared to join the ranks of Team Rubicon’s Greyshirt first responders for deployment at disaster sites.
Earlier this fall, Apple teamed up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase veterans’ access to virtual care benefits with iPad. This VA iPad program provides qualifying veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to access telehealth services and currently helps more than 80,000 veterans across the country connect to VA health care services virtually. And as of last year, veterans across the nation and surrounding territories who receive their care through the Veterans Health Administration can also use the Health Records feature in the Health app on iPhone to see a fuller, more comprehensive picture of their health that includes information from multiple providers.