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CONTACT: Jason Whittenburg
Cobb County Resident is One of 10 Selected to Attend the Inaugural Lockheed Martin Tweetup for Final Rollout of the F-22 Raptor December 13, 2011
Lockheed Martin Twitter Followers Will Tweet History as the Final F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet Rolls Off the Assembly Line
Marietta, GA (December 12, 2011) – Lockheed Martin will bring together 10 Twitter followers to the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics factory in Georgia for a one-day Tweetup, December 13, 2011, when the 195th and final F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolls off the assembly line and out the door. Cobb County resident Jason Whittenburg has been selected as one of 10 @LockheedMartin Twitter followers to attend and Tweet the event.
As a Lockheed Martin Tweetup attendee, Jason and the other 9 Twitters will interact with the Lockheed Martin historian, an F-22 test pilot, and others from F-22 project. Additionally the attendees will tour the Marietta facility including the F-22 and C130J production lines, the P-3 Orion wing assemble area, and have the opportunity to take a turn in the F-22 cockpit simulator. Attendees were selected through a lottery system in which many applied over a one day period in December.
The F-22 Raptor is the world’s first stealthy air dominance fighter and is capable of multiple missions. The F-22 program began in the early 1980s as the Advanced Tactical Fighter and reached initial operational capability Dec. 15, 2005. The F-22 is scheduled to remain in service through at least the year 2040.
“Being selected for the first ever Lockheed Martin Tweetup is an incredible honor having followed both the successes and failures of the F-22. Being able to tour, meet, and listen to the individuals connected with this important program is delightful and informative. Being part of history making is exiting”
Jason is the founder of Geeklog, a Business Analyst with IBM, a father of three, a home brewer, and an adult fan of LEGO. Follow his tweets at https://twitter.com/jwhittenburg.
Lockheed Martin Tweetup attendees are traveling from across the U.S. to attend this historic event. A list of registered Twitter attendees can be found on the Twitter list: https://twitter.com/jwhittenburg/lmtweetup. Information about the Lockheed Martin Tweetup can be viewed on http://www.lockheedmartin.com/tweetup/