Last updated: 09/23/2013*

Raytheon Invites Twitter Followers to Join Us in Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

Raytheon is inviting 20 Twitter followers to participate in a day of activities honoring our nation’s veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Foxboro, Mass. They will join the company at a Patriots-Bills game and participate in special activities to recognize our nation’s servicemen and women.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Raytheon believes in its responsibility to give back to those who demonstrate every day their commitment to protect our country. As part of the company's armed services support program, Raytheon commits resources toward veteran employment programs; volunteerism and giving among employees; and sponsorship of key programs. Veterans Day and the month of November provide a fitting opportunity to recognize these everyday heroes.

Raytheon will be recognizing 150 veterans and their families at Gillette Stadium on Nov. 11. Twenty of @Raytheon’s followers will be invited to join the company in honoring the veterans and attending the game, in which the New England Patriots will take on the Buffalo Bills.

Participants will learn more about Raytheon and its capabilities across air, land, sea, space and cyber. They will meet the company’s digital team and learn how they use social media to connect and engage.  They will talk with Raytheon’s Robert Curbeam, Jr., a retired US Navy captain and former NASA astronaut, about his work and the company’s commitment to those in uniform; hear from the community relations team about the breadth of Raytheon’s corporate social responsibility initiatives; and explore the Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.

Anyone can follow along with all the activities using the hashtags #meetRay and #HT4H and by following @Raytheon. Raytheon ran a social media campaign called Hashtags for Heroes, the genesis of the #HT4H hashtag, during Military Appreciation Month in May. 

Registration for the Tweetup ended on Sunday, Oct. 21.


Additional Tweetup Details

What is a Tweetup?

A Tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging tool Twitter. This Tweetup is an opportunity to join Raytheon in honoring U.S. service men and women and learn more about Raytheon and its programs.

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How do I register?

Registration for the Veterans Tweetup closed at midnight on Sunday, Oct. 21. Raytheon will invite a total of 20 people, selected from those who signed up. Additional registrants may be placed on a waiting list.

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Do I need to have a Twitter account to register?

Yes. This event is designed for active Twitter users who follow @Raytheon or @MathMovesU. The goal of this Raytheon Tweetup is to allow people who regularly interact with the company and each other via Twitter to meet in person, thank veterans for their service, and learn more about Raytheon’s programs. If you are not familiar with Twitter nor a regular user of Twitter, we encourage you to sign up, connect with us online, and plan to register for a future event.

The hashtags for the event are #meetRay and #HT4H.

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What are the registration requirements?

This event focuses on those who serve and the people who support them. We strongly encourage active and reserve duty service personnel, veterans, and anyone interested in thanking and honoring them to register.

Registration indicates your intent to travel to New England and attend the daylong event in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, and other amenities. Raytheon will provide noontime refreshments for Tweetup participants and a ticket to attend the Patriots game.

Upon arrival, participants will need to show a government-issued identification (passport or driver’s license) that matches the name on the registration. Those without proper identification will not be admitted. Registrants must be at least 18 years of age.

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Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?

Yes, non-U.S. citizens may register to attend the Raytheon Tweetup. Please indicate your country of citizenship during registration. Those selected to participate may need to submit additional information to clear a security process.

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Does my registration include a guest?

 Because of the limited size of this Tweetup, Raytheon cannot accommodate guests. Each person must register individually.

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When will I know if I am selected?

After Raytheon has received and processed the registrations, an email notification will be sent to all registrants indicating whether they were selected or  placed on the waiting list. We expect to send notifications no earlier than Oct. 25.

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How can I get in touch with other Tweetup participants?

We will create a Twitter list of those selected to attend the event. By registering for this event, you understand you will be included on the list of Raytheon Tweetup participants.

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What else should I know?

You will be asked to sign a photo release form allowing Raytheon to use images or video taken of you during the event.

We also reserve the right to exclude any person whose actions in any way interfere with the proper operation of the Tweetup.

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Does registration for and/or attendance at the Tweetup qualify me for media accreditation?

Your registration and/or selection for the Raytheon Tweetup does not qualify you for news media credentials at Raytheon or Patriots facilities and events now or in the future.

Have a question not answered here? Need more information? Help is available by sending an email to social@raytheon.com.

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