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Raytheon honors servicemen and women during National Military Appreciation Month with Hashtags4Heroes gallery

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Raytheon honors servicemen and women during National Military Appreciation Month with Hashtags4Heroes gallery

08:00 EDT Thursday, May 23, 2013

#HT4H social advocacy platform provides opportunity to share appreciation of service members past and present

WALTHAM, Mass., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Military Appreciation Month, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is hosting the Hashtags4Heroes "Faces of Service" gallery to recognize all who have served in uniform.

Raytheon is encouraging Americans to express their appreciation for the contributions of service members by recognizing their commitment through images. Simply tag a picture on Twitter, Instagram or Vine with the hashtag #HT4H (Hashtags4Heroes) to share photos of your military heroes past and present in the "Faces of Service" photo gallery on www.hashtagsforheroes.com.

The Hashtags4Heroes program uses social media's vast reach to salute the troops. This gallery is the latest iteration of the program that began last year to raise awareness for wounded warriors. In November 2012, the program expanded to include all veterans, culminating in a daylong celebration on Veterans Day. Learn more about Raytheon's commitment to Armed Services support throughout the year at www.raytheon.com.

During the month of May, Raytheon is giving away 500 commemorative #HT4H pins. To request a pin, send Raytheon a private message on Facebook or reply to Raytheon on Twitter.

About Raytheon  Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

Media Contacts

Raytheon Company Tina Martineau +1.781.522.6490 corporatepr@raytheon.com

InkHouse Scott Montminy +1.781.966.4100 raytheonpr@inkhouse.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

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