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IUJAT Provides Vital Protective Gear to Our Family Members in the Military

USWU Local 455 Executive Board Member Mike Ricciardelli presented his nephew, Staff Sergeant Stephen Ricciardelli, Army 21st Military Police Company, deployed to Warded Afghanistan as part of a security transition team, with the ESS Interchangeable Component Eyeshields.

USWU Local 455 Executive Board Member Mike Ricciardelli presented his nephew, Staff Sergeant Stephen Ricciardelli, Army 21st Military Police Company, deployed to Warded Afghanistan as part of a security transition team, with the ESS Interchangeable Component Eyeshields.

The IUJAT continues to offer our members and their relatives in the military special protective eyewear.  This popular initiative has helped many of the IUJAT’s extended union family perform their duties safely. The military is not currently providing the troops with eyewear that is impact resistant and can protect the wearer from serious eye injury. The current goggles that the military provides to the troops protect from wind and sand, not shrapnel.

The ESS Interchangeable Component Eyeshield (ICE) is a complete yet lightweight eye protection system that offers a unique combination of high-ballistic impact resistance, unrestricted field of view, and interchangeable lenses for effective eye protection in any light condition.

Please inform the IUJAT at 203-205-0101 if you or another IUJAT member in your shop has an immediate family member serving active duty in the United States Armed Forces in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The IUJAT continues its program to provide our members and their relatives in the military with protective eyewear. This popular initiative has helped many of the IUJAT’s extended union family perform their duties safely. We have already provided these goggles to several young men and women in various branches of the military. Please contact us if you have a loved one on active military duty so that he or she can receive this vital gear as well.