Raytheon and Student Veterans of America join forces to empower student vets

 Raytheon and Student Veterans of America join forces to empower student vets

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 11, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and
Student Veterans of America (SVA) have joined forces to help empower student
veterans to attain their higher education goals. Raytheon presented SVA with a
$50,000 grant during a Veterans Day reception Sunday in Massachusetts.

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Raytheon's partnership with SVA will provide support, mentoring, career
guidance and opportunities to service members pursuing higher education
degrees. The SVA program sponsorship includes:

  oEstablishment of the SVA-Raytheon STEM (science, technology, engineering
    and mathematics) Scholarship;
  oSupport for the Leadership Institute Series, which provides training to
    SVA chapter leaders aimed at improving peer support for student veterans;
  oLaunch of the Student Veteran Outcomes Project, an effort to track the
    graduation rates of student veterans on campuses nationwide.

"Our partnership with Student Veterans of America expands Raytheon's efforts
to empower members of our armed forces to achieve future success as they
transition from active military service to civilian life," said William H.
Swanson, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company. "Veterans have so much to
contribute to our nation's progress. The work SVA has undertaken to create a
supportive system for student veterans provides the foundation for academic
achievement and fulfilling career opportunities."

"Student Veterans of America is deeply honored to receive Raytheon's support,"
said Michael Dakduk, Executive Director of SVA. "Their donation is a true
recognition that student veterans are future leaders of this country and that
career success starts with an education."

About Student Veterans of America
SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of over 550 student veteran
organizations on college campuses globally. Founded in 2008, the SVA's mission
is to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy
needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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