TUCSON, Ariz., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations are now being accepted for 14 wounded veterans to embark on a seven-day Grand Canyon Expedition, rafting on the Colorado River and hiking up the Bright Angel Trail. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will sponsor the expedition, which is designed to help veterans overcome barriers and live fuller lives. No Barriers USA will run the expedition itself.
Nominations will be accepted until July 8 and the expedition will take place October 15-23, 2016.
"I've seen firsthand how No Barriers provides life-changing opportunities to men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country," said Raytheon Missile Systems President Taylor W. Lawrence. "Raytheon provides vital support to our warfighters, both on and off the battlefield."
This expedition is free for the selected veterans, who may represent any military branch. Eligible participants must be wounded warriors residing in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico or Southern California.
"We've repeatedly witnessed how the Grand Canyon Wilderness Expedition positively impacts our participants and continues to resonate in their lives," said John Toth, No Barriers Warrior director. "That's the best work of the partnership between No Barriers Warriors and Raytheon."
This is the third year Raytheon has sponsored an expedition in partnership with No Barriers. To nominate a veteran or for more information, visit http://raytheon.nobarrierswarriors.org/.
About No Barriers Warriors
No Barriers Warriors empowers veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers and unleash their potential. We do this through transformative, experiential learning in challenging environments for veterans with disabilities. Simply put, No Barriers Warriors expeditions and other experiences provide a place for veterans to push themselves, both physically and mentally, and connect with other veterans. We believe in harnessing adversity and reminding our participants what's within you is stronger than what's in your way.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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