Light Brigade Receives United Way Recognition

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – The Light BrigadeAFL’s training and education division, was recognized by United Way of King County with the Outstanding Employee Campaign Award for its 2017 United Way annual campaign. Light Brigade associates increased their annual donation by 40 percent while increasing its participation percentage. The $6,000 donation, made possible by Light Brigade associates and AFL’s Community Outreach Program, will help support United Way’s youth programs.

“We are honored to be the recipient of this United Way campaign award,” commented Lee Kellett, general manager for Light Brigade. “Our associates received a greater understanding of the need in our community and showed their support by increasing their pledges. We look forward to an even bigger campaign next year.”

This year’s United Way campaign was held in the spring with the theme, “Be Someone’s Hero.” The campaign kicked off with a “super-hero” lunch presentation by United Way representatives. Light Brigade will embark on the next United Way campaign in the spring of 2018.     

“We are pleased to recognize Light Brigade with the Outstanding Employee Campaign Award,” said Jon Fine CEO of United Way of King County. “Light Brigade associates have a deep connection with their community and have been long standing partners with United Way. Together, we are building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.”

To learn more about Light Brigade, its education and training services, and to view the current schedule, visit

About Light Brigade
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 55,000 people worldwide in its instructor led public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, and PMD/CD. The company also produces online courses and training DVDs that provide focus on specific fiber related topics.   For more information about Light Brigade, visit

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Rick Atchison
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade
(206) 575-0404 ext. 200 
Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager