SALT LAKE CITY, March 26, 2011 -- More than 5,500 care packages will be given out by the USO to U.S. servicemen and women as they deploy, thanks to the volunteer efforts of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). The deployment care packages will be given to troops shipping out from Ft. Riley, Kan., Ft. Bragg, N.C., the Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va., and at the USO Centers in Jacksonville, Fla. and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
More than 150 employees of the Electronic Systems sector's Navigation Systems Division in Salt Lake City and their family members volunteered today to stuff 5,540 deployment care packages in less than four hours. The activity turned the company cafeteria into a high-energy assembly line making a different kind of equipment for servicemen and women. The care packages were filled with personal items such as sunscreen, packaged body wipes, jerky, playing cards, prepaid international phone cards, disposable razors and chewing gum.
"We are very proud to partner with the USO to support the men and women of the U.S. military," said Liz Iversen, vice president and general manager, Navigation Systems Division. "We maintain a strong commitment to our troops and our participation with the USO Care Package Program is just one small way for us to demonstrate our gratitude to our military personnel."
In addition to the in-kind support, Northrop Grumman provided a $15,000 contribution to the USO to help defray the cost of the care packages.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to the nation's men and women in uniform. The USO currently operates more than 145 centers worldwide, including 10 mobile canteens located in the continental United States and overseas.
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. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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