Media Invited to Attend USO Holiday Box Event with Lockheed Martin, USO and Service Members

Media Invited to Attend USO Holiday Box Event with Lockheed Martin, USO and Service Members

Event will send supplies to troops deployed overseas for the holidays

PR Newswire

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States military will have thousands of troops deployed overseas this holiday season, and on Oct. 12, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) employees in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, are volunteering their time to make sure these troops know they are appreciated and will receive some holiday cheer. 

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WHO:

Scott Landis, Director of Space Security at Lockheed Martin Space Systems


100 Lockheed Martin employee volunteers


Members from the USO 


Service members from the U.S. military



WHAT:

100 Lockheed Martin employees will volunteer their time alongside members of the USO and uniformed service members to fill USO Holiday Care Packages. Each package is intended to support 50 service members, with items like decorations, snacks, games, DVDs and banners signed with well wishes from the employees. In a short program between the first two volunteer shifts at noon, Scott Landis, director of Space Security for Mission Solutions, will share a few words of why Lockheed Martin is hosting this event. Mission BBQ, a local business that is a key military supporter, will provide food for the event.




Attending media are welcome to film the event and request comments from the executive host, Scott Landis.



WHEN:

Thursday, Oct. 12


11 a.m.               First volunteer shift starts


12-12:15 p.m.     Remarks by Lockheed Martin and USO leadership teams


12:15-2:30 p.m.  Additional volunteer shifts



WHERE:

Lockheed Martin


230 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA 19403



RSVP:

Media will need to be entered into visitor system and present valid identification to enter the campus. To register to attend, contact Lauren Kelley at Lauren.Kelley@lmco.com by end of day Wednesday, Oct. 11.

 

BACKGROUND:
To help give back to those who give so much for our nation, Lockheed Martin is dedicated to supporting service members with programs that improve their lives and the lives of their families, enhance educational and training opportunities, and honor their selfless duty to our country. Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Community Relations team partners with the USO each year to host a Holiday Box event at different company locations around the country. Other host locations include Huntsville, Alabama, and Sunnyvale and Palo Alto, California.

The USO's Holiday Care Package program is designed to bring holiday cheer and a touch of home to service members who are not able to be with their loved ones during the holidays. Spending time away from family and friends during the holidays is tough, especially when service members are in difficult training rotations or in remote places of the world.

The USO's Holiday Care Package program provides service members with items that they often don't have access to, so that they can use to celebrate the holidays as if they were home. Throughout the year, four different themed care packages are sent to units in need of a special touch of home. Each individual Holiday Care Package contains specific supplies, snacks, and activities that are tailored to the upcoming Holidays.

USO Holiday Care Packages, each intended to support about 50 service members, group together several holiday seasons in an effort to send as much enjoyment as possible in each shipment.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

About the USO
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org.

 

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