ABX Air Welcomes Eldridge Back to Work

After over one year on active duty, Eldridge glad to be back at ABX

WILMINGTON, OH - Apr. 8, 2004 - Monday, March 22, 2004 was Alan Eldridge's first day at work at ABX Air in over a year. Eldridge, called to active duty as part of the 445th Airlift wing of the US Air Force Reserves, was stationed at Wright Patterson AFB.

"I was working in aircraft maintenance for most of the time I was activated," said Eldridge, a Technology Analyst for ABX. "It was great being a part of history, but I am glad to be back."

Eldridge is one of over 30 ABX Air employees who have been called to active duty for extended periods of time. During the holidays, an employee group created a wreath with each ornament on the wreath representing one of its active-duty employees. As the seasons changed so have the ornaments on the wreaths - from doves to hearts to shamrocks to eggs. Eldridge removed his decorated egg and it now hangs at his desk at ABX Air.

ABX Air is a multi-faceted airline with a fleet of 115 aircraft operating out of a privately owned airport in Wilmington, Ohio, and eleven hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity to DHL/Airborne, ABX Air provides charter and maintenance services to a diverse group of customers. With over 7,400 employees, ABX is the largest employer in a several county area in southwestern Ohio.

For more information, contact ABX Air