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".

What's New?  Attendees who plan to use social media platforms (Facebook, Flickr, Twitter or Facebook) to share their 2014 HOC experience are asked to include “#Herc60” in their posts. In doing so, Lockheed Martin will be able to track your posts and share on this webpage dedicated to saluting the worldwide Hercules community as it celebrates 60 years since the YC-130’s first flight in 1954.

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.

Registration will close temporarily on October 16 and will re-open at the Waverly hotel at 2 PM Sunday, October 19.

Special Announcement
The commercial LM-100J sales team will be available at the HOC for one-on-one meetings both Monday and Tuesday.  Please submit your meeting request by email to hercules.support@lmco.com or use the side meeting request form found on the HOC 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 topics were due on September 1, 2014.  Please email preliminary presentations to Cassie Rogers at cassie.n.rogers@lmco.com by September 15, 2014 and final presentations by October 1, 2014. Presenters will be notified of any changes needed to their presentations prior to submitting the final version.

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.

Customer Engagement Forums
As a follow-up to LM Engineering presentations on Monday, October 20, we will be offering Customer Engagement Forums on Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22 to provide a more detailed discussion of such topics as:

-  Sustainment Engineering-Technical Services
-  Structures
-  Avionics
-  Propulsion
-  LM-100J Commercial Airlifter
-  C-130J “HercFusion” & Data Analytics
-  C-130J Armed ISR
-  C-130J Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals
-  C-130B-H and C-130J Defensive Systems
-  OEM Sustainment Initiatives

Please see the HOC agenda for times and locations of planned forums.

NOTICE: Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the products or services presented during the Hercules Operators Council (HOC). The views, opinions or recommendations expressed by any of the HOC participants during formal and informal presentations, briefings or discussions do not necessarily reflect those of LMC.


Presentations from Previous Councils:

Hercules Operators Council

View the 2013 HOC Presentations

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