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Raytheon salutes men and women of the armed services

Hashtags4Heroes social advocacy platform to amplify messages of support on Veterans Day and throughout November

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor all who have served in the armed forces, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is encouraging Americans across the country to show their appreciation and support. On Veterans Day and throughout November, Raytheon will take to Twitter to encourage the community to share remembrances and express their appreciation for veterans by tweeting with the hashtag #HT4H (Hashtags4Heroes).

Raytheon's Hashtags4Heroes social advocacy campaign will bring people together to honor servicemen and women for their commitment and sacrifice. Expressions of gratitude and remembrance will be streamed and profiles will be posted on www.hashtags4heroes.com to highlight service personnel and organizations working to empower the nation's veterans.

"Our employees believe deeply in our corporate mission to protect our servicemen and women and bring them home safely," said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Community Relations. "On Veterans Day, we honor those who have defended our freedom at home and around the world. Hashtags4Heroes is one small way to help bring citizens together to express their deep appreciation."

In addition to the Hashtags4Heroes campaign, Raytheon will host Veterans Day recognition events across the country during November. Throughout the year, Raytheon and its employees are honored to express their gratitude with support of veterans' programs, veterans' employment initiatives, volunteerism and employee giving.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 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.

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