General Manager Weekly Update

  • Week of 6/25/2020

    Week of 6/25/2020

    Every June, we come together and recognize and celebrate Pride Month globally. Pride Month reminds us to promote diverse voices and perspectives and to create an environment where everyone feels respect and can reach their full potential. This month, I urge you to support, champion and be an ally for the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Week of 6/18/2020

    Week of 6/18/2020

    Tomorrow in the United States, we celebrate Juneteenth – a commemoration of the end of slavery. Juneteenth is a day of reflection, education and connection, and a time to highlight the community's resilience and solidarity. It also serves as a reminder of the work yet to be done. Today, Juneteenth provides a valuable…

  • Week of 6/11/2020

    Week of 6/11/2020

    This week, I want to share a message from Lt. Gen. Eric Fick, USAF, F-35 Program Executive Officer. He recorded a video to thank every F-35 team member for their steadfast work and commitment to the F-35 program, especially with the uncertainty of COVID-19. I encourage you to click here to watch his video.

  • Week of 6/4/2020

    Week of 6/4/2020

    This week, I write to you saddened and angered by the death of George Floyd and the events following. This incident is not the first senseless racist act of oppression to take place in the United States and we cannot turn a blind eye and accept it as normal. I feel deeply for those suffering pain from this tragedy and…

  • Week of 5/28/2020

    Week of 5/28/2020

    Last week, I announced our path forward to mitigate COVID-19 related supplier delays and better support social distancing on the F-35 Production Line. We began these efforts this week by implementing the temporary, adjusted work schedule for F-35 Production Employees in Fort Worth. Despite these changes, the F-35…

  • Week of 5/21/2020

    Week of 5/21/2020

    Over the last few months, I have shared with you the impacts COVID-19 has had on the F-35 program. With your health and safety at the forefront, the F-35 program continues to monitor and respond to these new challenges. Today, we see a rise in COVID-19 related supplier delays. Due to this, the F-35 leadership team, in…

  • Week of 5/14/20

    Week of 5/14/20

    This week, I want to highlight what our customers are saying about your hard work in the new COVID-19 world. We've maintained operations and adapted to find new ways to meet their critical missions. Every day we receive positive feedback on your continuous efforts to drive the program forward. Our Chairman and CEO,…

  • Week of 5/7/2020

    Week of 5/7/2020

    Across the United States, Lockheed Martin aircraft, including the F-35, C-130, F-22 and F-16 took to the skies to honor COVID-19 first responders and healthcare workers. Images like this make me proud of the work we do every day to build the aircraft that safeguard our skies and inspire Americans. Your work during these…

  • Week of 4/30/2020

    Week of 4/30/2020

    Across the country, states are beginning to take measures to reopen the U.S. economy. As we enter this new chapter, I want to discuss how the F-35 program plans to move forward. Lockheed Martin will pursue a phased approach to adapt our business operations. We will continue to coordinate with health and safety officials…

  • Week of 4/23/2020

    Week of 4/23/2020

    This week, Lockheed Martin and Aeronautics reported strong financial results amidst a tough quarter for everyone. I want to discuss with you some of the financial impacts of COVID-19 on the F-35 program. We have received notifications from all of our suppliers. A limited subset of the suppliers are identifying risk of…

  • Week of 4/16/2020

    Week of 4/16/2020

    This week, the F-35 program lost one of our own. Claude Daniels, a Material Handler on the F-35 Production Line, passed away after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. On behalf of the entire F-35 enterprise, I extend my deepest sympathies to his family.

  • Week of 4/9/2020

    Week of 4/9/2020

    This week, I hosted an F-35 leader call to share updates and to consider future F-35 COVID-19 challengesand impacts. I emphasized that the F-35 program, Aeronautics and Lockheed Martin remain strong. Our team stands ready to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Like I’ve said before, I believe now more than ever,…