Lockheed Martin and Harley-Davidson are tremendous supporters of the military and their families, and we are so honored to be working with them on this exciting project.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 21, 2016
The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, alongside Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), will auction off a one-of-kind Harley-Davidson, inspired by our nation’s fifth Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the USS Milwaukee.
In 2015, Lockheed Martin commissioned Harley-Davidson to design a unique motorcycle inspired by the shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin where the Freedom-class LCS vessels are built. Chief Stylist, Ray Drea, designed the motorcycle,which also honors historic WWII-era Harleys, to model some of the authentic Navy and military custom details.
For the last year, the Harley has made its way across the country with Lockheed Martin visiting different trade shows, family events, and helping bring awareness to the issues our nation’s military families face.
On December 10th, the Harley will go up for bids at a live auction at Ball Park After Dark: Mission Military Families, an extraordinary event being held at Nationals Park. Bidders unable to attend the event in person may also bid online now.
“The lucky high-bidder of this bike will not only receive a one-of-a-kind Harley, but will also be helping to make a difference for military families across the country,” said Joyce Wessel Raezer, NMFA Executive Director. “Lockheed Martin and Harley-Davidson are tremendous supporters of the military and their families, and we are so honored to be working with them on this exciting project.”
Proceeds from the auction will directly fund NMFA’s military family programs, including camps for military kids and families, and military spouse scholarships and professional support.
“We commissioned this motorcycle in honor of the USS Milwaukee and the men and women of the U.S. Navy, so it is appropriate that this custom Harley-Davidson will contribute to various efforts that support military families,” said Stephanie C. Hill, Lockheed Martin vice president of Cyber, Ships, and Advanced Technologies. “Because about a quarter of Lockheed Martin’s employees are themselves veterans, NMFA’s mission strongly resonates with me and our company, and we are naturally proud to support such a worthy organization.”
To learn more about Ball Park After Dark, or to RSVP, please visit: http://www.militaryfamily.org/AfterDark.
About the National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit http://www.MilitaryFamily.org.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Learn more at, http://www.lockheedmartin.com.