BARSTOW, Calif., Feb. 13, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Mark Sielski was awarded the "Up & Coming Volunteer of the Year" by the Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Sielski is a database administrator for Northrop Grumman Technical Services' National Training Center Fort Irwin Logistics Support Services contract. He was recognized for his work in managing Holiday Meals, an organization that helps feed elderly and needy Barstow area residents during the holiday season. Sielski also helped raise money for Toys for Tots and the American Cancer Society through the Northrop Grumman Charities Committee.

"To receive this award is very humbling," said Sieski. "This is where I grew up, this is the community that helped raise me and I'm so proud that my co-workers and I are able to give back."

"Congratulations to Mark and the other nominees for their outstanding efforts," said Dave Booze Northrop Grumman Technical Services' program manager for the contract and recipient of the 1992 "Man of the Year" and 2007 "Man of Continuous Service" honors. "Mark and the rest of the Northrop Grumman team prove that we are not only committed to the demands of the customer but we are also committed to the Fort Irwin and Barstow communities."

"Mark deserves this award because he symbolizes what Northrop Grumman strives to accomplish," said Bill Carty, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Technical Services' Systems Support Group. "Working shoulder-to-shoulder with our customer and our community is what our company is all about."

Along with Sielski, other Northrop Grumman employees received nominations for their volunteer work in the community. Cathy Solis, a logistics analyst, and Steve Richardson, a human resources generalist, were also nominated in the "Up & Coming Volunteer" category. The Northrop Grumman Employee Charities Committee was also nominated for the "Organization of the Year" award.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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