The Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship provides sports and physical activity programs for wounded veterans, with the honorees introduced as part of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl activities Dec. 23 in Fort Worth.
“It’s especially gratifying to be working with Lockheed Martin, and we are extremely proud to have them join with Able Flight in continuing our long history of providing wounded warriors with life-changing experiences,” said Charles Stites, Able Flight’s executive director.
“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,” said Orlando Carvalho, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “We are honored to work with Able Flight to give back to the armed forces community, and provide veterans with an enriching, unforgettable experience of a lifetime.”
After successful completion of Able Fight’s six-week flight school, held at Purdue University’s Department of Aviation Technology, the Lockheed Martin/Able Flight scholarship recipient will earn a pilot’s license and receive his or her Able Flight wings at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July 2017.
Founded as a nonprofit organization in 2006, Able Flight provides flight training and aviation career training scholarships for people with a variety of physical disabilities, including wounded and disabled veterans.