HERNDON, Va., Aug. 17, 2012 -- Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) volunteered their time to raise funds to purchase, assemble and donate 74 bicycles to the children of military families stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Saturday, Aug. 11.
"Much of our workforce comes from a military background, so we understand the sacrifices that our nation's heroes and their families make to ensure our freedom," said Tony Spehar, vice president and program manager of Northrop Grumman's ICBM program. "Although we will never be able to fully return the favor, we're hopeful that these employee-led efforts will make their lives and the lives of their families even more enjoyable on base."
Employees assembled the bikes early Saturday morning and the children of military families spent the rest of the morning test-driving their new wheels. Northrop Grumman is an active supporter of the needs of military families, including partnering often with the USO, and has been supporting the Air Force at the base for nearly 40 years.
"We're thankful for Northrop Grumman making this special day happen," said Chief Master Sgt. Mark A. Batzer, 388th Fighter Wing command chief. "We truly appreciate their generosity and support. Young Airmen don't always have a lot of extra money, and these bikes are a very helpful gift to our families, who sacrifice so much."
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