Call of Duty Endowment – Serving to Veterans Discover Excessive High quality Careers and How You Can Assist

by Ethan Marley


  • The Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) helps unemployed / underemployed veterans discover high-quality careers.
  • In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, the C.O.D.E. Valkyrie Pack is now out there and 100% of all web proceeds go on to the Endowment to assist navy veterans.
  • Activision and Infinity Ward reply our questions concerning the Call of Duty Endowment, how one can assist this program, plus a few noteworthy options included within the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 Season 03 Reloaded replace.

I usually don’t talk about my navy service, however within the mid-2000’s I deployed to the Middle East, like so many others had earlier than me. After touchdown in nation on the worldwide airport, I sat there on the new and dusty tarmac with dozens of different service members, ready for transportation to the bottom to start my one-year tour of obligation. I frequently scanned my environment, not realizing what to anticipate from this place. One factor was for sure, I used to be a stranger in a wierd land. Amidst all of the hustle and bustle in line with any airport, I heard these two service members speaking. They seemed to be of their early twenties, one had simply arrived in theater and the opposite was getting ready to go away. It was apparent they have been pals, catching up within the minutes that they had till they have been as soon as once more separated. One commented on this being his third tour in two years, the opposite stated this is able to even be his third. And then their dialog modified to happier ideas. The one requested the opposite concerning the newest online game releases again house since he had been away for therefore lengthy, and what the opposite had been enjoying. The different responded, “Call of Duty”.

I’ll always remember this second, these two younger youngsters sitting in the midst of a warzone having already accomplished a pair excursions, they usually’re bonding and laughing and sharing tales about Call of Duty. There was one thing encouraging about this second that put me at peace, like every thing was going to be okay. I didn’t know them or no matter occurred to them, however my hope is that they each made it house okay and are as soon as once more enjoying Call of Duty collectively.

Call of Duty has at all times been an necessary online game collection for me, and never simply because they’re superb video games with these epic single participant campaigns and insanely enjoyable multiplayer modes, however maybe simply as importantly due to their efforts to assist navy veterans transitioning to the civilian world by serving to them discover employment alternatives by the Call of Duty Endowment program.

C.O.D.E. Valkyrie Pack

Since 2009, the nonprofit Call of Duty Endowment has helped greater than 118,000 veterans discover significant careers after their navy service (that’s a bunch of vets greater than half the scale of the US Marine Corps). The Endowment seeks to assist U.S. and U.Ok. veterans discover high-quality careers by supporting teams that put together them for the job market and by elevating consciousness of the extraordinary worth veterans carry to the office. For extra details about the Call of Duty Endowment, please go to

Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director for the Call of Duty Endowment, mentioned this system with us, together with the way it has helped service members since its inception and this 12 months’s actions throughout Military Appreciation Month. My first query was why this program and why this strategy.

“Every veteran wants a job after they return from service. The knowledge reveals that if a veteran finds high-quality employment upon re-entry into civilian life, the opposite challenges they face turn into far more surmountable,” explains Goldenberg. “A very good job means a roof, the flexibility to boost youngsters in a wholesome setting, entry to healthcare, social interplay, and, maybe most significantly, function.”

The Call of Duty Endowment ensures success by monitoring outcomes by rigorous qc and periodic efficiency evaluations. “We have developed a fantastic, scalable mannequin for locating and funding the best performing nonprofits that place vets in jobs,” states Goldenberg. “Our mannequin, launched in 2013, is known as the Seal of Distinction. In brief, it helps us discover the needles within the haystack and switch them into spears.”

Military Appreciation Month and C.O.D.E.

Every 12 months, Activision Blizzard and the Call of Duty Endowment assist Military Appreciation Month by varied activations offering players the chance to proactively assist the endowment. Earlier this month, they hosted the Loot for Good marketing campaign culminating in a considerable donation to C.O.D.E.

Loot for Good

Each Military Appreciation Month, the Endowment launches an in-game activation to interact the neighborhood in our work. We have been blown away by the response – final 12 months we launched the first-ever in-game charity run – Call of Duty Veterans. This 12 months, we launched Loot for Good and the response from our neighborhood was unbelievable,” says Goldenberg. “The Loot for Good marketing campaign was the primary of its variety charity extraction problem and was a approach for gamers to extract in-game loot and be credited with a real-world money contribution. We raised $1,000,000, which can assist fund the location of greater than 1,600 veterans into high-quality jobs.”

One of the opposite methods Activision Blizzard gives players the chance to assist this program is thru the acquisition of particular C.O.D.E. packs. This 12 months’s pack is a bit completely different than earlier packs, and Goldenberg discusses how and why.

C.O.D.E. Valkyrie Pack

“This month, we’re launching the Call of Duty Endowment Valkyrie Pack, which has the Endowment’s first-ever feminine operator pores and skin. These content material packs have confirmed extremely profitable with our neighborhood, elevating greater than $27 million for veteran employment to-date whereas additionally elevating consciousness concerning the trigger,” explains Goldenberg. “We additionally attempt to embed the trigger with the content material. This newest pack highlights feminine veterans and the main contributions they make day-after-day in our armed forces.”

The Call of Duty Endowment was created after I left the navy so I couldn’t use the companies it offers, however since then I’ve reviewed this system so I may help pals and fellow service members as they put together to go away the navy, and there are some nice sources out there. I requested Goldenberg if he had any recommendation for transitioning service members in search of employment.

“Our analysis reveals that veterans who attain out for skilled assist with resume writing and interview preparation are 2-3 instances extra prone to land high-quality employment. Veterans ought to attain out for this assist and may by no means pay for some of these companies,” says Goldenberg. “Getting assist translating navy expertise into civilian hiring language is essential to getting employed. The finest place to search out world-class assist is at our web site.”

For extra details about this program, try this week’s Official Xbox Podcast with Major Nelson interviewing Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director, Call of Duty Endowment.

Call of Duty Season 3 Reloaded

In addition to the brand new Call of Duty Endowment Valkyrie Pack launching on May 17, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 just lately launched Season 03 Reloaded on May 10. The newest season features a new raid and mission; new 6v6 map; new modes, tools, and ranked play for Warzone 2.0; and far more! Stephanie Snowden, Director of Communications at Infinity Ward, offered us with extra particulars about a number of of the options from Season 03 Reloaded.

Step Into the Shoes of the Basketball MVP – Kevin Durant

We’ve witnessed some spectacular operators added to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, however maybe by no means one as distinctive as basketball MVP Kevin Durant. “Kevin is a large Call of Duty fan, which made scanning and designing his operator and objects a ton of enjoyable for us at Infinity Ward,” says Snowden. “While making the operator as practical as doable is at all times a precedence, it was necessary for us to make sure the texture of the objects matched KD’s swagger each on and off the court docket. We can’t wait to see gamers simple cash sniping.”

Kevin Durant

New 6v6 Multiplayer Map – Alboran Hatchery

Maps are one of the talked about options, particularly anytime we’re close to a brand new season. There are at all times prolonged discussions on-line about fan-favorite maps from earlier Call of Duty video games and hypothesis about what map may be added with every new season. But in Season 03 Reloaded, we already know this new map is Alboran Hatchery.

Alboran Hatchery

“Alboran Hatchery is ready in Galicia, Spain, which was a featured locale within the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II marketing campaign within the Recon By Fire mission. The map might be damaged down in 4 general sections: Fishery Warehouse, Containers, Main Entrance, and Storage Building,” explains Snowden. “Prepare for close-quarters motion within the Warehouse, whereas rooftops could provide a vertical benefit. Containers can present key defensive cowl in your staff in 6v6 modes.”

For extra particulars about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Season 03 Reloaded, try the official website and observe @CallofDuty on Twitter.

As a veteran, I’d personally wish to thank Activision Blizzard for his or her super efforts with the Call of Duty Endowment. It’s price noting the corporate funds all working prices for this program and has donated over $38M to the endowment, with 100% of all participant contributions going straight to offering employment assist to veterans with the purpose of discovering them high-quality jobs that totally leverage their expertise, character, expertise, and training. Read extra about this system right here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is accessible for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is accessible without cost on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II

Activision Publishing Inc.


Welcome to the brand new period of Call of Duty®.

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II drops gamers into an unprecedented international battle that options the return of the enduring Operators of Task Force 141.

Infinity Ward brings followers state-of-the-art gameplay, with all-new gun dealing with, superior AI system, a brand new Gunsmith and a set of different gameplay and graphical improvements that elevate the franchise to new heights.

Modern Warfare® II launches with a globe-trotting single-player marketing campaign, immersive Multiplayer fight and an developed Special Ops sport mode that includes tactical co-op gameplay.

You additionally get entry to Call of Duty®: Warzone™ 2.0, the all-new Battle Royale expertise.

For extra data, please go to

© 2022-2023 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, MODERN WARFARE and CALL OF DUTY WARZONE are emblems of Activision Publishing, Inc. All different emblems and commerce names are the properties of their respective house owners. This product comprises software program know-how licensed from Id Software (‘Id Technology’). Id Technology © 1999-2023 Id Software, Inc.

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Call of Duty®: Warzone™ 2.0

Activision Publishing Inc.


Welcome to Warzone™ 2.0, the huge free-to-play fight enviornment which now options the brand-new map, Al Mazrah.

Turn the Heat Up
Join forces with your folks and soar right into a sprawling battleground within the metropolitan space and rural outskirts throughout the Republic of Adal.

Loot For Rewards
Discover provide packing containers and full contracts to construct your arsenal and acquire a tactical benefit.

Introducing DMZ Mode
Drop into the all-new sandbox objective-based mode to decide on your individual expertise throughout the warzone and gathering gear to maintain in your Call of Duty®: Warzone™ 2.0 stock.

Purchase the Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II Vault Edition and get the Red Team 141 Operator Pack, FJX Cinder Weapon Vault*, 10 hours of 2XP, 10 hours of Weapons 2XP, Battle Pass and 50 Tier Skips** – additionally usable in Warzone™ 2.0.

An Xbox Live Gold subscription will not be required to play the Warzone™ 2.0 sport mode. All different on-line modes nonetheless require Xbox Live Gold.

*Weapon Vault design restricted to Weapon Vault contents at launch.

**Battle Pass redemption applies to at least one season of Modern Warfare® II Battle Pass solely.

For extra data, please go to

© 2022-2023 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, MODERN WARFARE and CALL OF DUTY WARZONE are emblems of Activision Publishing, Inc. All different emblems and commerce names are the properties of their respective house owners. This product comprises software program know-how licensed from Id Software (‘Id Technology’). Id Technology © 1999-2023 Id Software, Inc.

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