One of the cornerstones to successful F-35 operations at MCAS Beaufort, Lockheed Martin, earned global honors late last year. They were ranked by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers for 2021. They earned Late last year Lockheed Martin was ranked by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers for 2021. They earned this ranking based on the results of anonymous surveys of 150,000 full-time and part-time workers from 58 countries throughout the world. Survey questions focused on a variety of topics including image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility. The top 750 companies were added to the list and Lockheed Martin found itself in the top five percent at number 27. Congratulations to one of our region’s largest employers! You can read the entire story by clicking here.

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The Military Enhancement Committee (MEC) of Beaufort County Support Fund is a charitable fund administered by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Its mission is to enhance the quality and value of the military installations of Beaufort County, namely, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Naval Air Station Beaufort, and Beaufort Naval Hospital. The MEC seeks to defend these installations against any threats like closure or natural disaster, while also positioning them for enhancement through personnel, resources, and other opportunities that both benefit the Department of Defense and our region.