Local

September 25, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale employees donate $60,000 to the USO

Northrop Grumman photograph
Northrop Grumman employees convert the Palmdale site's manufacturing high bay into an assembly area for USO care packages.

Northrop Grumman employees convert the Palmdale site’s manufacturing high bay into an assembly area for USO care packages.

Employee-led fundraising activities over a span of just three months at Northrop’s Palmdale, Calif., site have netted more than $60,000 for men and women in the U.S. armed services.

The site’s annual commitment to raise funds for the USO included a popular carnival and car show; bake sales; golf, bowling and tricycle racing competitions; silent auctions; and the sale of USO-branded apparel.

“Northrop Grumman employees continually amaze me with their generosity and ability to pull together to make a difference,” said Tommy Tomlinson, vice president, Production Operations, and Palmdale site manager. “Anyone can tell how proud we are of our troops by what we’ve accomplished in just a few months.”

Representatives from the USO Greater Los Angeles Area chapter accepted a check for the amount raised at a USO care package stuffing event in Palmdale.

The facility’s spacious manufacturing hangar, normally where the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system and a major subassembly of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are built for the military, was converted into a different kind of production line where employees assembled more than 5,000 care packages for service members. The packages consisted of snacks, toiletries, phone cards and reading material.

“The USO cannot say ‘thank you’ enough to the patriotic and generous employees of Northrop Grumman,” said Bob Kurkjian, the USO chapter’s executive director.

“Northrop Grumman’s history of giving and its commitment to the community play a major role in our ability to serve over 100,000 troops and their families each year.”
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to American men and women in uniform.

Northrop Grumman was the first corporate supporter of Operation USO Care Package. Since 2003, the company and its employees have donated resources, time and more than $1 million in ongoing support of the program.

In addition to nationwide USO fundraising activities, the company sponsors the USO Airport Lounge for military travelers at Washington Dulles International Airport and other airports around the country. Also, in 2010 the company became the title sponsor of the Military Bowl, a post-season college football game in Washington, D.C., that benefits the USO.

Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale site provides assembly, integration, testing and long-term maintenance capabilities for some of the world’s most advanced aircraft, including the F-35, B-2 Spirit and RQ-4 Global Hawk. The site employs more than 3,000 people.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines January 28, 2015

News: Panel will propose new military retirement system - The long-awaited report on military compensation set to drop Thursday will propose fundamental changes to military retirement and health care benefits, according to several people familiar with the report. Source: DOD to request $585 billion for fiscal 2016 - The Department of Defense is preparing to submit a...
 
 

News Briefs January 28, 2015

Defense contractor to pay $2 million to settle claims A Northern California defense contractor will pay the federal government $2 million to settle claims about its manufacturing of parts for remote-controlled aircraft. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento says Sacramento-based Composite Engineering Inc. agreed to pay the money to end allegations that it artificially inflated...
 
 
Navy photograph

USS Roosevelt marks 200,000 trap

Navy photograph An F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, complet...
 

 
Navy photograph by PO1 William Larned

USS California returns from maiden deployment

Navy photograph by PO1 William Larned The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returns from its maiden deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London. Under the command of Cmdr. Shawn Huey, Ca...
 
 
Army photograph

Army proves new watercraft capabilities

Army photograph Marine Corps assets are loaded onto the USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005), from an U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility, or LCU, USAV Port Hudson during port operations, at White Beach Naval Base, Jan. 22, 2015. Sold...
 
 

Orbital stockholders approve merger with ATK’s aerospace, defense groups

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Jan. 27 that at a special meeting, the company’s stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated April 28, 2014. Approximately 99 percent of the votes cast at the special meeting voted in favor...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>