Hercules Operators Council


2014 Hercules Operators Council

Transforming Hercules Partnerships

The 2014 HOC will once again be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA from October 20-23, 2014.  We are happy to announce the release of the 2014 HOC Invitation Letter.  Click here to download the invitation letter and save to your computer.  The theme of this year's HOC is "Transforming Hercules Partnerships".

Registration opened on Monday June 16.  Click here to access our registration website for HOC attendees, exhibitors, vendors and plant tour registration.  Many details of HOC planning are also available at our registration site.

Renaissance Waverly Hotel Information
Click the link below to access the Renaissance Waverly hotel's website for making your hotel reservation.  A special room rate of $140.00 per night has been negotiated and is available from October 17-24, 2013.  The link will include the HOC dates and group discount code.  Click here.

As in the past, we are offering an opportunity to profile your company to the C -130 Hercules customer base by offering four levels of sponsorship. Your company logo will be prominently displayed throughout the HOC venue and in the HOC Agenda, and your sponsorship level will be indicated on your HOC badge. If you are interested in being a HOC sponsor, please contact Ken Loggins at kenneth.loggins@lmco.com.

Platinum     $5,000     Includes 4 free admissions
Gold     $3,500     Includes 3 free admissions
Silver     $2,500     Includes 2 free admissions
Bronze     $1,500     Includes 1 free admission

2014 HOC Presentations
In order to further optimize the advantage of HOC participation, we encourage all military operators, commercial owners, and Hercules Service Centers to make presentations. As with previous HOCs, owner/operator and service center presentations should not exceed 30 minutes. Our vendor/exhibitor sales and marketing presentations will be limited to 15 minutes. As always, to ensure appropriate presentations are incorporated into the agenda, a committee has been established to review all presentations for format, technical content, audio-visual compatibility, and acceptability.

Proposed topic and short summary must be provided to Cassie Rogers by September 1, 2014 via e-mail at cassie.n.rogers@lmco.com.  Presenters will be notified of their summary acceptance.

Preliminary presentations must be received by September 15, 2014.

Final presentations must be received by October 1, 2014.

The 2014 HOC presentation template in Microsoft PowerPoint format is now available for download.   Click here to access the template and save to your computer.
In lieu of e-mail, please submit large presentations on CD and mail to the following address:

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Attn: Cassie Rogers
Dept  6A3M, Zone 0586
86 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30063-0586

Side Meetings
Meeting rooms will be available during the HOC for Working Group and Side Meetings. Please make your meeting requests, in advance, using the designated form, click here. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 770-494-9131, or via e-mail at hercules.support@lmco.com.

2014 Calendar Photos
The committee is collecting C-130/L-100 photographs of both stationary and in-flight aircraft for the 2015 Calendar that will be distributed at the Hercules Operators Council. The calendar will once again be dedicated to the C-130B-J Hercules aircraft and will feature a selection of awe-inspiring and scenic photographs of our aircraft from around the world. If you would like your photograph to be considered for the upcoming calendar, please submit a recent high-resolution digital photograph (1500 x 2500 pixels or higher), a digital scan (300 dpi or higher), or an image file (minimum 2MB) not previously utilized in our calendar to cassie.n.rogers@lmco.com or hercules.support@lmco.com before August 31, 2014. Please provide the subject/title of the photo, location where photograph was taken, the photographer's name, release of copyright, and contact information.

Presentations from Previous Councils:

Hercules Operators Council

View the 2013 HOC Presentations

2014 Event Information:
October 20-23, 2014
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Atlanta, Ga.