Lockheed Martin Awards Grant To Still Serving Veterans To Support Workforce Transition

 Lockheed Martin Awards Grant To Still Serving Veterans To Support Workforce

Helping to Meet the Growing Need in Alabama to Place Veterans in Meaningful

PR Newswire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 11, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is
awarding a $10,000 grant to Still Serving Veterans (SSV) to aid in
transitioning veterans to meaningful careers. 

Lockheed Martin, a member of the Huntsville community for 50 years, is
partnering with SSV to support veterans' advocacy initiatives, long-term
development and job placement. The grant will enhance the SSV's Workforce
Community Blueprint Transition program, which provides resources for
counseling, coaching, job transition and assistance in obtaining Veterans
Administration benefits.

There are more than 32,000 veterans in Madison County and 430,000 in Alabama.
The unemployment rate for veterans is more than twice the national average,
and severely disabled veterans need significant training and assistance to
find meaningful employment. Physical and mental hurdles can hamper finding
work, leading to financial struggles.

"The selfless service of America's soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines
assures the freedoms each of us enjoys every day. At Lockheed Martin, we are
dedicated to securing opportunities for veterans when they no longer wear the
uniform," said Joanne Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space
Systems Company. "This partnership with Still Serving Veterans is one example
of our commitment to honor the sacrifices and service of our veteran
population by supporting their transition from military service."

SSV's focus is on empowering veterans and their families by helping them
reintegrate into the workforce and community after their service to our
country. "Education, stable and fulfilling employment, and access to
healthcare services empower our nation's service members and their families to
successfully reintegrate into civilian life and lead enriching lives," said
SSV President COL(R) Will Webb. "Our heroes, veterans have done noble things
in treacherous places on our behalf. After their sacrifices, a meaningful new
career is the best "thank you" we can give them and their families. This
partnership with Lockheed Martin will help to achieve these successes through
workforce transition assistance for our community."

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and
services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

Founded in 2006, Still Serving Veterans' (SSV) mission is to empower veterans,
including wounded warriors and their families, by helping them reintegrate
into the workforce and community. Services include outreach and education,
individual case management, referral to mental health counseling with a focus
on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, long-term career
development and employment placement, financial planning, and help securing VA
benefits. SSV works with veteran businesses and coordinates employment
opportunities with the Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses in
Madison County and throughout Alabama.

Lockheed Martin Media Contact: Still Serving Veterans Media Contact:

Danielle Hauf                   Sheila McFerran

303-564-3151                    256-653-1104

Danielle.m.hauf@lmco.com        sheilamcferran@stillservingVeterans.org


SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
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