CANBERRA, Australia – April 9, 2015 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is proud to be the major sponsor of the 'Hand Up' program of Australian veteran support charity, Soldier On.

The 'Hand Up' program, which is now being rolled out nationally, was launched by Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Canberra Tuesday. The initiative includes comprehensive support programs that assist veterans and their partners to become independent and productive members of their community, with the end goal of gainful employment.

"It is our passion to be able to provide what assistance we can to our wounded ex-servicemen and women," said Ian Irving, chief executive for Northrop Grumman Australia. "Northrop Grumman is honoured to be the major sponsor for the Soldier On 'Hand Up' program. Supporting our Australian ex-servicemen and women to transition back to civilian life, by providing them with new skills, new capabilities, and confidence, is a worthy initiative. Northrop Grumman's support for this program and other similar initiatives around the world is a mark of our respect for the courage of our servicemen and women and the debt that we owe each and every one of them."

Enabled by funding from Northrop Grumman and in partnership with a range of service providers, the Soldier On 'Hand Up' program will offer free diploma level courses in Business Administration, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Accounting, and Management; workshops and short-courses in a variety of fields; vocational assessments to identify existing skills and up-skilling opportunities; resume assistance and interview preparation; placements with some of Australia's leading businesses; and a dedicated employment portal for jobs available and flexible for wounded veterans at all stages of recovery.

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