Samsung Electronics Delivers Customized Galaxy Tablets with KNOX Security for Veterans and Military Families

Samsung announced the shipments of specialized Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Tablets to Fisher House Foundation houses for military and veteran families who are temporarily staying in these residences while receiving medical treatment at hospitals across the United States. In July, Samsung will deliver nearly 300 Galaxy Tablets across the Fisher House network, enabling convalescing Service members, veterans and their families to not only leverage Samsung’s latest technology for personal and professional needs, but most importantly, to more effectively communicate with loved ones in a timely fashion while recovering from illness or injury.

“We are proud to partner with Fisher House Foundation and demonstrate our gratitude to American service members, veterans, and their families for their sacrifice in defending Korean democracy, as well as the freedom and way of life enjoyed by our American employees, partners and customers,” said Won-Kyong Kim, Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics. “Staying connected with family and friends, and managing day to day tasks is an important part of life and healing for these families, and with these tablets, we are helping make the Fisher Houses a true Home.”

This in-kind donation and corresponding delivery is part of Samsung’s partnership launched last fall with Fisher House Foundation, a national network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving medical treatment at a specialized healthcare facility. In addition to providing Galaxy A 8.0 Tablets, Samsung completed the donation and installation earlier this year to Fisher Houses of state-of-the-art washer and dryers, kitchen appliances, television sets, and Blu-ray players to enhance the comfort of each house for these families who have sacrificed so much for our nation.

“Samsung continues to be a true friend of Fisher House Foundation and especially to our military and our veterans,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “Their sacrifice will never be ignored. On behalf of the Foundation and those we serve, we thank you Samsung for your generosity.”

To support the mission of Fisher House Foundation to foster a ‘home away from home’ environment for those undergoing stressful circumstances, all donated tablets are secured by Samsung’s KNOX security and equipped with a curated suite of apps tailored to the unique needs of these families, in the categories of family, health, employment, financial, employment, and a general category for family-friendly needs. Samsung also collaborated with the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Connected Care to identify key VA-developed apps designed with military members and veterans in mind, and we have bookmarked several of these for your convenience.

The Samsung U.S. Public Affairs team in Washington, DC is overseeing the deliveries at large, and other local employees will help demonstrate the app and device functions to FHF managers.

The upcoming scheduled deployments of Galaxy tablets include deliveries in the following locations:

Tucson, AZ – Fisher House at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care Center

Fairfield, CA – Fisher House at the David Grant USAF Medical Center
Palo Alto, CA – Fisher House at the Palo Alto VA Healthcare System

District of Columbia:
Washington, D.C. – Fisher House at the VA DC Medical Center

Bay Pines, FL – Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Gainesville, FL – Fisher House at the Malcom Randall VA Hospital
West Palm Beach, FL – Fisher House at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

Augusta, GA – Fisher House at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Bethesda, MD – Fisher House at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Frederick, MD – Fisher House at the Forest Glen Annex – Fort Detrick

Boston, MA – Fisher House at the VA Boston Healthcare System

Biloxi, MS – Fisher House at the Keesler AFB Hospital (&VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System)

St. Louis, MO – Fisher House at the St. Louis VA Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV – Fisher House at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

North Carolina:
Fort Bragg, NC – Fisher House at the Womack Army Medical Center

Dallas, TX – VA North Texas Health Care System
Fort Hood, TX – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
San Antonio, TX – Wilford Hall USAF Ambulatory Surgical Center

Salt Lake City VA Health Care System

Tacoma, WA – Madigan Army Medical Center
Vancouver, WA – VA Portland Health Care System

Milwaukee, WI – Fisher House at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Media wishing to interview Fisher House Foundation representatives on Samsung Electronics donations to Veterans and Military families or tour renovated Homes to see how new products and technologies are helping make Fisher Houses a home away from home should contact: Emily Jansen, U.S. Public Affairs, Washington, D.C.[email protected]

Samsung Electronics is making the support of veterans and military family initiatives a major part of its social responsibility and citizenship efforts in the United States. Several of its efforts – such as Samsung’s 20 year, $5 million partnership American Legion which has provided more than 1,900 college scholarships to descendants of American Korean War Veterans, and its $1 Million donation this past year in support of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation Maintenance Fund – are rooted in the company’s recognition of the importance of the U.S. military role in South Korea’s history.