It’s Time to Celebrate our Nation!



A guest post by Tony Ardura, Region Director, DoD NetApp


Independence Day -- for me and my family, it’s the summer holiday.  As much as we look forward to parades, a cookout, strawberry shortcake, and fireworks, it’s a chance to remember the freedoms we all enjoy in this great nation.


At the end of 2014, there were more than 1.3 million troops serving in active duty as well as those in the reserves in addition to the civilian personnel in the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense supporting them on the home front.  Our military personnel and support staff, and their loved ones, sacrifice a great deal for our freedoms as they aid in agency and mission-critical positions each day, including the national holidays, like July 4th.  We thank them for dedicating their lives to making America the best place it can be for all of us.


Happy 4th of July from my family, which includes my terrific colleagues at NetApp, to you and yours!