Lockheed Martin Volunteers Honored For Giving 144,000+ Service Hours To Better North Texas

FORT WORTH & DALLAS, 04/23/2009 --

Nearly 4,000 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employees received the President's Volunteer Service Award in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, April 19- 25. The award recipients were among thousands of Lockheed Martin employees nationwide who collectively reported more than 1.3 million volunteer hours in 2008. Since 2002, more than 6.5 million hours have been logged on the company's Lockheed Martin Volunteers Web site.

In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, 433 Lockheed Martin employees in the corporation's Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control and Enterprise Business Services organizations received the honor for their collective 144,611 hours of volunteer service.

Employees are eligible for the award if they logged more than 100 volunteer hours on the corporation's volunteer Web site for 2008. The President's Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, an organization created by the president to help foster a culture of service, citizenship and a sense of responsibility by encouraging outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. The award consists of a pin, a certificate of appreciation and a letter from former President George W. Bush, who founded the program and is the signatory since the hours of service were accomplished during his term as president.

Lockheed Martin volunteers are involved with a wide variety of community service projects including blood donor drives, health and human service programs, mentoring and tutoring programs and projects that support military organizations.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.