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Lockheed Awards Grant to Help Veterans Find Work; Joanne Maguire Comments

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Joanne Maguire

Lockheed Martin is awarding a $10,000 grant to Still Serving Veterans to help transition veterans to “meaningful careers”.

Lockheed has been a member of the Huntsville, Al. community for 50 years and is partnering with SSV to support veterans in their advocacy initiatives, job placement and long term development.

“This partnership with Still Serving Veterans is one example of our commitment to honor the sacrifices and service of our veteran population by supporting their transition from military service,” said Joanne Maguire, Lockheed Space Systems Company executive vice president.

The grant is expected to enhance the SSV’s worfkforce community blueprint transition program which provides resources for job transition, couseling, coaching and assistance in obtaining benefits from the Vetarns Administration.

“Education, stable and fulfilling employment and access to healthcare services empower our nation’s service members and their families to successfully reintegrate into civilian life and lead enriching lives,” said Will Webb, SSV president.

According to the article, there are more than 32,000 veterans in Madison County and 430,000 in Alabama with an unemployment rate of twice the national average.

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