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DALLAS, Texas – (NYSE: LMT), a global security firm with a Field Logistics Readiness Center (FLRC) in the Fort Bragg area, recently announced it will provide $300,000 to launch the first phase of the Initiative for Military Families program.

As part of the company’s K-12 outreach initiative , Lockheed Martin is partnering with the (NMSI) and the (MCEC) on the initiative.

The goal is to provide Advanced Placement courses in math and science to children from military families.

NMSI CEO Tom Luce calls this an important initiative to help our country’s military families by providing consistent, high-level education and ensuring that these students receive the skills they need to succeed in today’s highly-competitive, highly-technical world.

Engineers in the Classroom supports STEM education efforts by supplementing school STEM curriculums with fun, hands-on learning activities that give students and Lockheed Martin engineers a chance to work together.

Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Lockheed Martin’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, said Lockheed Martin is committed to educating young people in science and math because the future technological success of our nation is dependent on a pipeline of highly-trained, highly-capable technical talent.

“This project will help ensure that children of service members who are guardians of our freedom have access to the best education resources possible,” added Johnson.

The Initiative for Military Families will expand NMSI’s successful to public high schools that serve military families across the country.

The Initiative for Military Families will launch APTIP programs in four high schools this fall.

The first high schools to benefit from the initiative are in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Fort Hood, Texas. It is expected that with additional future funding, the program will eventually be expanded to more than 100 public high schools.

More than 160,000 young people in the U.S. have a parent currently deployed in active duty combat, and more than 1 million children have had a parent deployed during the last eight years. In total, there are more than 2 million children of active duty, National Guard, and reserve military personnel in public schools in the U.S.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

At the Fort Bragg FLRC, Lockheed Martin provides Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units and the Army Material Command (AMC) with maintenance, material, and logistics services for troops serving both in the United States and overseas.

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