Press Release

Lockheed Martin Donates $10,000 to Support Warren Air Force Base ICBM & Heritage Museum

By SpaceRef Editor
October 20, 2009
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F.E. WARREN AFB, Wyo., Oct. 9 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today donated $10,000 to support the F.E. Warren Air Force Base ICBM and Heritage Museum in Wyoming.

Lockheed Martin presented the donation during a ceremony at the air force base during the Air Force’s 50th Anniversary of ICBMs Symposium and Commemoration. The symposium marked the ICBM force being on alert since 1959 and its continuing role as an enduring deterrent to this day.

“This museum serves an important function in portraying the history of the ICBM program, in which F.E. Warren Air Force Base has played a key role since it became the Air Force’s first operational ICBM base in 1958,” said Doug Graham, vice president of advanced programs, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, who presented the donation.

Lockheed Martin has continuously supported the Air Force’s ICBM mission since the beginning, as the developer of the Atlas, Titan, MX Peacekeeper and Small ICBMs, and as the provider of reentry systems for multiple ICBM generations and of ground command and control systems for today’s Minuteman III.

Lockheed Martin made the donation to the Warren Military Historical Association, a private foundation that supports the ICBM and Heritage Museum. The museum depicts the history of missiles, of the 90th Space Wing and of life at the base dating back to its days as the Army’s Fort Russell. The museum building served as the Army commander’s headquarters at the turn of the 20th century.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that 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 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

Media Contact: Lynn Fisher, 408-742-7606; e-mail lynn.m.fisher@lmco.com

SpaceRef staff editor.