DRS Technologies To Raise Funds To Help Build A Facility For Research, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) In Military Personnel And Veterans
PARSIPPANY, N.J., February 20 – DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced today that it has dedicated this year’s company-wide charitable campaign to support the building of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland.
When completed, this 72,000-square-foot, two-story facility located on the Navy campus in Bethesda, Maryland, will be dedicated to the research, diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health issues.
“The employees of DRS Technologies have contributed more than $1 million in the past three years to help our wounded warriors and their families. This year’s campaign will give our workforce the opportunity to further support those injured in the line of duty,” said Richard Goldberg, President of the DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Ground was broken on the Center on June 5, 2008, with completion anticipated early next year. Upon completion, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund will give the facility to the Department of Defense for staffing and ongoing operation.
“TBI is the signature injury of this war. It literally rattles the brain to the point where we're seeing debilitating and life-altering head and brain injuries in soldiers in their 20s and 30s,” said Bill White, President of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. “We are committed to helping these soldiers regain their lives when they return from defending our nation.”
For more information on the DRS campaign to support the building of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, please visit www.drsfoundation.net.
DRS Technologies Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A., which employs more than 73,000 people worldwide. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company’s website at www.drs.com.
The DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation, Inc., established in 2006, has given more than $3 million to charity, primarily to those organizations which support members of the military and their families.
For additional information, please contact:
Richard M. Goldberg
President, DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation