LAKE CHARLES, La. – Oct. 3, 2013 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was a premier sponsor of the 2013 Chennault International Airshow Sept. 28 and 29 in Lake Charles, La. The company also sponsored the Twilight Show that kicked off the airshow on the evening of Sept. 27.

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Performers at the show included the Black Diamond Jet demonstration team, the Aeroshell Aerobatic team, and the only flying B-29 Superfortress "Fifi." The superfortress was used in operations during World War II and the Korean War. Static displays included an exhibit spotlighting the Red Tail Squadron flown by the Tuskegee airmen and a B-25 Bomber, which was the aircraft used by Doolittle's Raiders.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to have sponsored this show," said Marty Thompson, site director, Northrop Grumman Lake Charles Maintenance and Modification Center. "It was another great opportunity for us to partner with others in the Lake Charles community to demonstrate our collective commitment to Lake Charles, Louisiana and the nation."

Lake Charles employees are also active community partners. This year, they've sponsored the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the March of Dimes March for Babies. The site is also dedicated to higher education and has made numerous donations to Sowela Technical Community College and McNeese State University.

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