Sikorsky owner Lockheed Martin pledges $1 million to U.S. Coast Guard Museum in New London

Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter US Coast Guard

Lockheed Martin, owner of Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft, has pledged one million dollars to the future National Coast Guard Museum.

The donation is the largest donation to date from the defense industry. Lockheed Martin will have a wing of the museum named after it called the “Lockheed Martin Saving Lives By Air Gallery”.

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Sikosrky developed the MH-60 Jayhawk, which is used by the U.S. Coast Guard for seach and rescue missions. In a statement, Dale Bennett, Executive Vice President of rotary and mission systems for Lockheed, said that the donation is dedicated to service of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

“Lockheed Martin is humbled to join in recognizing the unsung service of Coast Guard men and women. Our deep investment in helping the U.S. Coast Guard to remain the best in the world is illustrated in this commitment to help bring the National Coast Guard Museum to fruition.”

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The museum is being designed for audiences of all ages. According to the U.S. Coast Guard Museum website, the museum will feature five central themes connected to the work of the Coast Guard; including Defenders of the Nation, Enforcers on the Seas, Lifesavers around the Globe, Protectors of the Environment, and Champions of Commerce.

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