Lockheed Martin employees earn President's Volunteer Service Award
DENVER, COLO., 07-MAY-07 -- Lockheed Martin has presented President George W. Bush's prestigious President's Volunteer Service Awards to 444 Space Systems Company employees who volunteered thousands of hours of service last year. The corporation recognized these employees’ exceptional community efforts in honor of National Volunteer Week.
The award recipients are among 4,101 Lockheed Martin employees nationwide who collectively logged more than 1.3 million volunteer hours in 2006, up 30 percent from 2005. Local employees collectively logged more than 7,200 hours.
The President's Volunteer Service Awards are presented annually to individuals who volunteer 100 or more hours in their communities during the year. Recipients of the award receive a note of congratulations from President Bush, an official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, a personalized certificate of achievement and a letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
In 2006, employees from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company volunteered thousands of hours for a wide variety of community service projects including blood donor drives, health and human service programs, classroom mentoring and tutoring, and projects that support the corporation’s customers such as military organizations. The following lists the number of employees recognized at each of Space Systems Company’s four largest locations:
• Denver Facility – 178 employees for a total of 45,745 hours
• Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans - 35 employees for a total of 7,524 hours
• Newtown, Pa. Facility – 14 employees for a total of 523 hours
• Sunnyvale, Calif. Facility – 167 employees for a total of 40,830 hours
We are truly proud that Lockheed Martin employees are widely recognized for their volunteer efforts and for their enormous commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities,” says Bob Stevens, Lockheed Martin chairman, president, and CEO. “Volunteerism is part of the fabric that constitutes the culture of Lockheed Martin. The President’s Volunteer Service Award program is one way we can extend our appreciation and say ‘thank you’ to our employees for their generous donations of time, energy, and talent.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; fleet ballistic missiles; and missile defense systems.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 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 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.
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