SOURCE: AMERICAN SYSTEMS

December 15, 2008 07:57 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Launches Sponsorship to Support the Wounded Warrior Project

Solutions Provider to Sponsor, Raise Awareness for Charity Benefiting Severely Injured Service Members

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government and commercial IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced that it has partnered as a Corporate Sponsor of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and enlisting public support for severely injured service members.

"Through this sponsorship, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is making every donated dollar stretch further by encouraging our employee-owners to pool our collective contributions for the benefit of those injured in service to the country," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "There is no more deserving organization than the Wounded Warrior Project, which will ensure that severely injured service members receive the resources and care they need."

The Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to Honor and Empower wounded warriors. WWP assists in overcoming the challenges facing severely wounded soldiers -- many of whom are recovering from traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries -- during the post-active duty transition to civilian life. The organization partners with individuals and corporate sponsors to offer innovative awareness and assistance programs, including the Soldier Ride, a rehabilitative cycling program; TRACK and Warriors to Work, which provide college preparatory courses and training to prepare wounded veterans for civilian life and employment; and the Wounded Warrior Backpacks, provide essential care and comfort items for those abroad who have been wounded in battle.

The Wounded Warrior Project sponsorship is part of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' overall corporate citizenship efforts that support, through both financial contributions and volunteer activities, national (the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Wounded Warrior Project) charitable causes as well as those on a local level in communities where the company's employee-owners live and work. AMERICAN SYSTEMS launched its sponsorship with a holiday fundraising campaign. The company has agreed to match donations made by its employee-owners through the end of 2008 up to a maximum of $25,000.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, please visit: www.woundedwarriorproject.org

About American Systems

Founded in 1975, American Systems is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with 2005 revenues of $275 million. With headquarters in Chantilly, VA, the company provides consulting, systems engineering, technical implementation, outsourcing and staff augmentation services and solutions to government and commercial customers throughout the nation. The more than 1,500 employee-owners of American Systems are committed to delivering the highest-quality solutions to every customer. To learn more about how American Systems employee-owners can address your business challenges, please visit www.AmericanSystems.com.