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From Rocket Scientist to Railroader, Meet Amber McDaniel

Posted November 24, 2014 11:17 a.m. CST

Hard work and long hours were nothing new to Amber McDaniel when she joined the railroad. In six years as a member of the Army National Guard responding to state disasters, she fought fires in South Dakota and helped restore power to Nebraska communities after an ice storm.

But before she joined Union Pacific, she also served in the Air Force, where she led efforts on the proposed design for the Air Force ICBM. Her work ranged from prototyping and designing the missiles to determining how to avert misleading strikes — a rocket scientist! Deployed to Iraq, McDaniel worked in procurement on the first joint effort with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Iraqi Ministry of the Interior to purchase mine-resistant combat vehicles.

Impressive credentials. And UP is proud to have Amber on our team.

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Union Pacific Delivers
A Holiday Tradition

Nov. 20, 2014 1:48 p.m. CST

Omaha's "official" Christmas tree makes its way to The Durham Museum with a little help from Union Pacific.

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Military Veteran Employees Featured in New Union Pacific Commercial

Nov. 11, 2014 1:40 p.m. CST

Meet three of the Veterans featured in Union Pacific's new "Answering the Call" commercial.

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Tower 55 Project Benefits Railroads, Communities and the Environment

Nov. 10, 2014 2:32 p.m. CST

The historic rail intersection located in Fort Worth can now accommodate an estimated 25 percent more train traffic, eliminating significant train delays.

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Artwork Depicts Four Pillars of Partnership in Warrensburg

Oct. 31, 2014 10:00 a.m. CDT

The Four Pillars of Warrensburg, Missouri covers almost 200 years of history and an entire wall at City Hall.

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