Welcome to Our 100th Veteran!

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to supporting individuals with military service backgrounds. As part of that commitment Since Jaguar Land Rover launched their Jaguar Land Rover Veterans Careers Program they have employed 100 veterans in the last 8 months. This program places skilled and experienced Transitioning Service Members and Veterans with jobs across the Jaguar Land Rover retail network.

Jaguar Land Rover Austin is excited to have the 100th Veteran to be placed by the Jaguar Land Rover Veterans Careers Program on their staff in Austin, Texas.

The 100th Veteran, Jonathan Irby, is a former Navy Petty Officer and F/A-18 Super Hornet Jet aircraft mechanic. He last served at the Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia with the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-81). He was in charge of 20 naval aviation technicians and led them through the repair and service of some advanced combat aircrafts.

Irby has now become a part of the “JLR Regiment.” This group of servicemen and women average more than 10 years of experience.

In addition to their commitment to employ veterans, Jaguar Land Rover will once again by the presenting partner for the upcoming 2017 Invictus Games that will be held in Toronto, Canada from September 24-30, 2017.

“The Veterans hired by U.S. retailers through the Jaguar Land Rover Veterans Careers Program displace remarkable skill, work ethic, character, and loyalty,” Jeff Jennings, Director for Brand Training and Recognition, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, said. “These new employees with service backgrounds help us ensure we continue to provide an unrivaled experience for our customers as Jaguar Land Rover experiences record growth in the U.S.”

In addition to the 100 veterans employed in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover has employed over 200 veterans in the United Kingdom since 2014.

Jaguar Land Rover remains committed to supporting our former and current servicemen and women.

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Land Rover Discovery Travels Alaska

Last summer traveler and photographer, Alex Strohl, and his wife, Andrea, went on an Alaskan road trip with the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

They started in Whitefish, Montana and drove on the Alaska Highway (or ALCAN). Andrea had never been to Alaska before, and Alex was excited to go back.

The Alaska Highway goes through some very remote parts of British Columbia and Yukon. However, that provided plenty of opportunity for incredible views. Alex and Andrea were not disappointed by the snow-capped mountains, wildflowers, or bear, moose, or caribou sightings.

“Carving through Northern BC, southwestern Yukon, and the heart of West Alaska was fascinating, watching the ever-changing landscape shift over the long and impossibly diverse highway is something that you can only experience in a vehicle,” Alex said.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport was the perfect vehicle for the Strohls. It allowed them the freedom to move as they please and search for interesting stops. Alex said that they “would try to find an impossible mountain trail with potential for good views, swimming holes off the road, or camping spots in the hills.”

Alex also said that the comfortable cabin, panoramic moon roof, and quality sound system of the Land Rover Discovery Sport were a necessity for their trip as the changing Alaskan weather created challenges.

Over the next few weeks Alex and Andrea would explore everything Alaska had to offer them. They visited Knik glacier where they were able to kayak on sapphire blue water. In Tutka Bay they were able to swim with humpback and beluga whales. In Homer they were able to explore some fjords and camp on a private island.

All in all, they had an incredible time exploring Alaska in the Land Rover Discovery Sport. After weeks on the road, they found Alaska felt less unknown and more like home.

Touring Cannery Row

American, Bradley Hasemeyer, and British, Adrian Simpson, automotive journalists take a tour of Cannery Row in Monterey, California while driving the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

Simpson described Cannery Row as “somewhere really special” with “the wooden buildings, the balconies, and the smell of the sea.”

Hasemeyer went on to describe Cannery Row as “world famous” and “very historic.” He explained to Simpson that the area has inspired many American writers, such as them, and the industry that kept it going, “This is such an iconic part of California. People would bring in tons of sardines, there was an entire industry.” He even mentioned the vastness of the ocean and how it is truly inspiring in its own right.

As their mode of transportation, the Range Rover Evoque really made an impression on them. They discussed how “beautifully compact” it is, and Simpson went on to say, “This may be the smaller brother to the Range Rover, but you’re getting all that luxury and refinement.”

“If feels like a concept car that went from the concept design and didn’t go through that period where they completely wash out the excitement of the design.”

Hasemeyer commented on the Range Rover Evoque’s debut, and how many heads it turned. “It was like breaking necks,” Hasemeyer said.

As they finished their tour of the town, they started to drive up a hill through forest to reach an amazing vista. Both Simpson and Hasemeyer were enthralled with the beauty of the landscape driving up the hill and were very impressed with how much they could see out of the Range Rover Evoque’s windows. Hasemeyer even commented on the sunroof, “Of course with the pano roof, everything flying by us.”

As they reached their final destination, the view, Hasemeyer led Simpson, on foot, down a nature trail. Simpson, realizing they were getting further from the vehicle than he thought, pulled out his smart phone and remotely made sure the doors on the Range Rover Evoque were locked. “That way when we get back, there isn’t a grizzly bear in my driving seat,” Simpson said.

In the end, they were rewarded with an incredible view of Cannery Row, with the help of the Range Rover Evoque.