Friday, December 23, 2016

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl championship trophy is "forged from combat-tested metal and the steel from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces"

A C-130 Hercules, an F-18 Hornet, an AH-1 Cobra and a Littoral Combat Ship. What do these four platforms have in common? Besides the obvious – that they are operated by U.S. armed forces –parts of each of these platforms were forged together to form the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl trophy. All across Lockheed Martin there are employees who flew, maintained, served on or built the military platforms that are a part of the trophy.


The motto of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is, "more than a bowl game."
“Talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Joe LaMarca, vice president, Communications, for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “Not only did thousands of our employees get to see and touch the trophy the last few months


As the trophy made its way across the country, it found itself among the snowcapped mountains of Colorado, in the line of fire at White Sands Missiles Range and in full pilot glory at Edwards AFB