I work for Lockheed Martin, doing weapons integration on the F-16 fighter aircraft. Lockheed’s policy of bereavement is usually 3-5 days depending on the location of the funeral. My immediate Lockheed supervisor worked/pushed HR department to allow four weeks of bereavement due to the horrific tragedy. It was approved for the full four weeks. Thank you, God. I knew I could not return to work for 3-4 weeks because I was only partially functioning. Even when I did return to work it was extremely hard to stay focused. My government bosses were very supportive and tried to take away the pressures that come with the job. I had two coworkers that took over all my travel for business commitments for the first six months. Sometimes traveling 3-4 weeks in a row, never complaining about the extra travel and work. I’m so thankful that they were patient and understanding.