Lockheed Martin unveils sailing, aviation scholarships for wounded military vets
The Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship provides sports and physical activity programs for wounded veterans, with these two scholarships focusing on flying and sailing.
"We are excited to partner with Lockheed Martin, a company that supports wounded warriors as much as we do, to help fulfill our mission," Ben Poucher, program director at the Warrior Sailing Program, said. "This scholarship program provides a unique opportunity for a service member to not only be introduced to sailing, but earn a sailing certification they can enjoy for life."
Through the Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship, the company will support veterans through these sailing and flying opportunities. Veterans who win the sailing scholarship will take part in basic and advanced training programs and earn a Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification, while those on the flying track will earn a pilot’s license through Able Flights. Scholarship winners will be recognized during December’s Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl activities.
"The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is dedicated to the brave men and women who have made great sacrifices to defend the United States and our allies," Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Executive Vice President Orlando Carvalho said. "We are honored to work with Able Flight and Warrior Sailing Program to give back to the armed forces community and provide two veterans with an enriching, unforgettable experience of a lifetime."