C-130 Community Gathers For 26th Annual Hercules Operators Council, Oct. 20-23

ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2014 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is hosting the 26th annual Hercules Operators Council (HOC) here, Oct. 20-23. More than 900 representatives from 32 nations are attending to discuss C-130 Hercules operations, support, upgrades and new fleet acquisition.

This year’s theme of “Transforming Partnerships” provides insight into how relationships between Lockheed Martin, Hercules operators, suppliers and support teams have defined the C-130’s first 60 years of flight and how these partnerships will shape the next several decades of Hercules operations.

The HOC environment offers worldwide Hercules operators and partners an opportunity to share insights and perspectives on pertinent C-130 topics as they apply to both legacy and C-130J Super Hercules models. During the HOC, attendees hear from operators, industry partners, suppliers and Lockheed Martin subject matter experts about operational, technical, modification and maintenance topics of interest to the C-130 community.

To learn more about the HOC, visit its official website. Photos from the HOC will be shared on Lockheed Martin’s Flickr account. HOC news and features will be shared on Lockheed Martin’s official Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Attendees are invited to use social media platforms (Facebook, Flickr or Twitter) to share their 2014 HOC experience with “#Herc60” in their posts. Lockheed Martin will share on a webpage dedicated to saluting the worldwide Hercules community as it celebrates 60 years since the YC-130’s first flight in 1954.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.