'Here comes the general.'

By: Jeremy Godwin

Retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal talks leadership and current societal challenges. Plus, Jeremy celebrates Independence Day in style with Disney+.

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Catching up with General Stanley McChrystal.

Jeremy spoke with the distinguished retired Army General Stanley McChrystal, who offered words of advice on what it means to be a leader, especially in times of change and uncertainty.

General McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistant Forces in Afghanistan and the former commander of the nation’s Military Counter Terrorism Force Joint Special Operations Command.

As a leader himself, the General conveyed the importance of staying committed to values and having “character that reflects what we can believe in.” As the country grapples with COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, General McChrystal encourages us to understand we’re all responsible for being the change we want to see: “It doesn't matter if you're not the problem, we all have to be part of the solution.”

Calling all students.

Starting today, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students can receive a $10 per month discount on a single line or $25 off per month on two phone lines with an Unlimited plan.

The offer also includes 12 months of Disney+ on us and Apple Music with select Unlimited plans.

The new discount will be available to new and existing Verizon customers on Mix & Match wireless Unlimited plans. To learn more and check eligibility, customers can visit www.verizon.com/featured/students to sign up.

Powering our healthcare heroes.

In a time where connecting virtually is most common, it’s important to give our healthcare workers the tools they need to succeed. Yesterday, on ABC’s Good Morning America, Verizon announced it will donate 100 phones to nurses and make a $10,000 donation to the Visiting Nurse Association in Holmdel, NJ.

Watch the GMA announcement.

Hamilton now streaming on Disney+.

Having Hamilton withdrawals? You’re in luck! Hamilton, the filmed production of the Broadway musical with the original cast, will be available on Disney+ on July 3 just in time for you to sing your heart out this weekend.

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About the author:

Jeremy Godwin is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular host of Up to Speed. He's the team's resident tech geek and media junkie.

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