CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 17, 2012 -- More than 10,000 deploying service members will receive "care packages" from the USO thanks to a stuffing party held recently by 130 employees from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).
Northrop Grumman employees, who spend their workdays designing and producing advanced military systems for sailors, soldiers, marines and airmen, volunteered their time to serve the nation's men and women in uniform another way. Employees from the Naval and Marine Systems Division and the Defense Technologies Division, both based in Charlottesville, assembled 10,116 care packages in less than five hours.
The event was held onsite in the campus cafeteria at the Naval and Marine Systems Division headquarters for the third straight year. Employees formed assembly lines to fill packages with personal items such as deodorant, packaged body wipes, beef jerky, pens, prepaid international phone cards, disposable razors and popcorn, amongst other items.
"Spending a few hours together to support our fighting men and women has now become a yearly tradition we all look forward to," said Bill Hannon, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Maritime Systems business unit. "By sending them a little bit of the comforts we all take for granted, we hope to brighten their day and show them our gratitude for what they do for our country every single day."
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing 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.
Since 2010, Northrop Grumman has been the corporate sponsor for the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman for the benefit of the USO. The Military Bowl seeks to generate broad support for the USO, positively impact the regional economy, and honor the U.S. military and their families.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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