The cease fire that ended the Great War took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Soldiers and sailors poured into the streets to celebrate, a moment that would be commemorated as Armistice Day – and later, Veterans Day. That same year, two young companies -- Lockheed Aircraft and the Glenn L. Martin Company -- took special pride in supporting America’s armed forces by building some of the nation’s earliest military planes. Now, as one company, Lockheed Martin still proudly supports our armed forces. Today, and every day, we join our fellow citizens in honoring everyone who has worn the uniform of this great nation.
For the Family Day event in Orlando, which drew 6,180 guests, Lockheed Martin Engineer Scott Pavich and his brother Greg, a Marine lieutenant returning from duty in Afghanistan, orchestrated a surprise family reunion.
Nine organizations that help local veterans will receive $40,000 from Lockheed Martin on behalf of Sandia National Laboratories this year.
The funds will be divided among nine assistance groups to support the needs of New Mexico’s veterans: Operation Homefront; New Mexico Veterans Integration Project; YWCA Henderson House; Metropolitan Homelessness Project; Rio Grande Valley Blue Star Mothers; Kirtland Air Force Base Family Services; What Would You Give; and the American Red Cross for services for the military.
More than 25,000 veterans work at Lockheed Martin. We are recognized as a corporate leader for our dedication to hiring former servicemen and women. We have employees devoted to not only recruiting veterans at job events around the country but also helping recent veterans transition to civilian jobs at Lockheed Martin.
GE, Manufacturing Institute, Alcoa Inc., Boeing and Lockheed Martin launch coalition to train U.S. veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing with a goal to train and match 100,000 veterans by 2015.
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Operation Gratitude Day
Presented by AT&T, Lincoln Financial Group, Lockheed Martin and PECO
Friday, November 9th, 8am-1pm
Philadelphia-Area Office Buildings
Show your support for the troops over the holidays! Drop off items for care packages on Operation Gratitude Day, presented by AT&T, Lincoln Financial Group, Lockheed Martin and PECO on Friday, November 9th.
Drop-off locations will be in the lobbies at a number of Philadelphia-area office buildings. All items and letters will be sent to the troops by Operation Gratitude.
At Lockheed Martin, we’re committed to providing veterans with business and training opportunities when they no longer wear the uniform.
Learn more about Lockheed Martin's programs for veteran-owned small business.