Hercules Orion Conference

Lockheed Martin Invites You to Attend the 2024 Hercules Orion Conference (HOC)

We are pleased to extend an invitation to you to attend the upcoming Hercules Orion Conference (HOC), which brings together experts, professionals, and industry thought-leaders to discuss and explore the shared operational interests among the C-130 and P-3 communities. The HOC takes place Oct. 21‒24 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel.

This year’s theme is “Mobilizing 21st Century Security — Ready Then, Now and Always” and celebrates two milestones: 70 years of Hercules and 65 years of Orion flight. In recognizing decades of innovation in the tactical airlift and maritime environments, we have the opportunity to reflect on our journey and envision the future of these assets together.

Your presence and participation will enrich these discussions and contribute to the collective wisdom of the event. This annual event includes 60+ exhibitors in addition to presentations on the C-130B-J, L-100, LM-100J and P-3/CP-140 aircraft. The HOC also provides networking opportunities that allow for sharing operational, technical, modification and maintenance insights among the Hercules and Orion operators, aircrew, service centers, logisticians and suppliers from around the world.

The HOC fosters critical conversations on how we impact the success, mission generation and operational flexibility of our aircraft touch points no matter the location — at home, down-range on a flightline, in the field or even in space. Lockheed Martin’s commitment to all HOC attendees is to focus on key discriminators that optimize C-130 and P-3 affordability, readiness and sustainment, enhancing the event’s value to our Hercules and Orion partners.

Registration/Event Information   ___
Event schedule, logistics, accommodations, networking events and registration information will be available on the HOC event website this summer.
Sponsorship Opportunities   ___
Four distinct sponsorship levels are available this year: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available but have limited availability. For more information, please check the registration website or contact the Customer Support Center at hoc.support@lmco.com or +1 770-494-9131.
Keynote and Featured Speakers   ___
Each day of the conference includes at least two speakers that bring key insights into the Orion and Hercules communities. These engaging speakers represent a variety of operational backgrounds.
Dedicated Tracks and Workshops   ___
The 2024 HOC provides unparalleled value to operators and maintainers through track sessions. These tracks include presentations, operator updates and workshop-style interactions.
Side Meetings   ___
Lockheed Martin personnel will support request for scheduled private customer side meetings. A date and time will be selected for you to best align with the schedules of all participants in the side meetings. For more details and the request form, please see the HOC event website.
Aircraft in Action   ___

As part of the 2024 HOC, operators have a forum to share stories about how they use the C-130, L-100/LM-100 and P-3/CP-140 aircraft to support mission requirements. We will highlight these stories through photos, videos, and words. Photos are featured in the 2025 HOC calendar; videos are shown throughout the conference and written accounts are included on the HOC website. We welcome your contributions.

  • Photos must be high-resolution (300 dpi) and include aircraft owner/operator, aircraft model/version, location photograph was taken, release of copyright and photographer’s name and contact information. 
  • Submit all photos, videos and stories to hoc.support@lmco.com
  • Deadline for photos to be considered for inclusion in the 2025 HOC calendar is June 30, 2024. 
  • Deadline for photos, videos and written accounts to be included in the conference is Aug. 15, 2024.
HOC 2022   ___
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NOTICE: Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the products or services presented during the Hercules Orion Conference (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.
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2024 Event Information

Please direct conference questions to  hoc.support@lmco.com or +1 770-494-9131. We look forward to seeing you in October for the 2024 HOC!