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2014 Hercules Operators Council

Transforming Hercules Partnerships

The 2014 HOC will once again be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA from October 20-23, 2014. We are happy to announce the release of the 2014 HOC Invitation Letter. Click here to download the invitation letter and save to your computer. The theme of this year's HOC is "Transforming Hercules Partnerships".

What's New? Customer Engagement Workshops, see below for information.


Registration opened on Monday June 16. Click here to access our registration website for HOC attendees, exhibitors, vendors and plant tour registration. Many details of HOC planning are also available at our registration site.

Special Announcement

The commercial LM-100J sales team will be available at the HOC for one-on-one meetings both Monday and Tuesday. Please submit your meeting request by email to [email protected] or use the side meeting request form found on the HOC registration site.

Renaissance Waverly Hotel Information

Click the link below to access the Renaissance Waverly hotel's website for making your hotel reservation. A special room rate of $140.00 per night has been negotiated and is available from October 17-24, 2013. The link will include the HOC dates and group discount code. Click here.


As in the past, we are offering an opportunity to profile your company to the C -130 Hercules customer base by offering four levels of sponsorship. Your company logo will be prominently displayed throughout the HOC venue and in the HOC Agenda, and your sponsorship level will be indicated on your HOC badge. If you are interested in being a HOC sponsor, please contact Ken Loggins at [email protected].




[TD] $5,000[/TD]

[TD] Includes 4 free admissions[/TD]


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[TD] $3,500[/TD]

[TD] Includes 3 free admissions[/TD]




[TD] $2,500[/TD]

[TD] Includes 2 free admissions[/TD]


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[TD] $1,500[/TD]

[TD] Includes 1 free admission[/TD]



2014 HOC Presentations

In order to further optimize the advantage of HOC participation, we encourage all military operators, commercial owners, and Hercules Service Centers to make presentations. As with previous HOCs, owner/operator and service center presentations should not exceed 30 minutes. Our vendor/exhibitor sales and marketing presentations will be limited to 15 minutes. As always, to ensure appropriate presentations are incorporated into the agenda, a committee has been established to review all presentations for format, technical content, audio-visual compatibility, and acceptability.

Proposed topics were due on September 1, 2014. Please email preliminary presentations to Cassie Rogers at [email protected] by September 15, 2014 and final presentations by October 1, 2014. Presenters will be notified of any changes needed to their presentations prior to submitting the final version.

The 2014 HOC presentation template in Microsoft PowerPoint format is now available for download. Click here to access the template and save to your computer.

In lieu of e-mail, please submit large presentations on CD and mail to the following address:

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Attn: Cassie Rogers

Dept 6A3M, Zone 0586

86 South Cobb Drive

Marietta, GA 30063-0586

Side Meetings

Meeting rooms will be available during the HOC for Working Group and Side Meetings. Please make your meeting requests, in advance, using the designated form, click here. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 770-494-9131, or via e-mail at [email protected].

Customer Engagement Workshops

As a follow-up to LM Engineering presentations on Monday, October 20, we propose offering Customer Engagement Workshops on Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22 to provide a more detailed discussion of such topics as:

- Sustainment Engineering-Technical Services

- Structures

- Avionics

- Propulsion

- LM-100J Commercial Airlifter

- C-130J “HercFusion†& Data Analytics

- C-130J Armed ISR

- C-130J Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals

- C-130B-H and C-130J Defensive Systems

- OEM Sustainment Initiatives

Please indicate your interest in attending these workshops by emailing herc[email protected] before September 10 with your topic preference(s) from those listed above.

View original article: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/aeronautics/eoc/hoc.html

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