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Lockheed Martin Honors Nearly 47,000 Hours of Volunteer Service
PRNewswire-FirstCall
FORT WORTH, Texas

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recognized its employee volunteer service today at a lunch honoring individuals volunteering 250 hours or more during a calendar year. A total of 121 awards were presented to employees who contributed 46,905 hours of service during 2002.

Employees volunteered for a variety of non-profit agencies, ranging from the Achievement Through Education Foundation to the YWCA. A total of 55 different non-profits received $30,250 in company contributions ranging from $250 to $10,250 in recognition of Lockheed Martin's outstanding employee volunteers.

"Two hundred and fifty hours of volunteer service is an outstanding achievement," said Mary Jo Polidore, vice president of Communications. "The employees we are recognizing today go above and beyond as matter of practice. Our communities benefit directly from their selfless service.

"President George W. Bush has challenged us to create a culture of responsibility where we are a nation that serves goals larger than self. Lockheed Martin employees have proven their ability to care for others, and their company is pleased to be in a position to recognize their service."

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leader in the design, development, systems integration, production and support of advanced military aircraft and related technologies. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F/A-22, F-35 JSF, F-117, T-50, C-5, C-130, C-130J, P-3, S-3 and U-2.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2002 sales of $26.6 billion.

For more information on Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., visit: http://www.lmaeronautics.com/ .

For more information on Lockheed Martin Corp., visit: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ .

SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

CONTACT: Norman Robbins, +1-817-777-8294, or norman.b.robbins@lmco.com ,
or Joe Stout, +1-817-763-4086, or joe.w.stout@lmco.com , both of Lockheed
Martin Aeronautics Company