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Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman's Rolling Meadows Campus Hosts USO Care Package Stuffing Party

Monday, November 05, 2012

Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman's Rolling Meadows Campus Hosts USO Care Package Stuffing Party05:00 EST Monday, November 05, 2012ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 175 Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) employees volunteered recently to give warfighters stationed overseas a reminder of home.Northrop Grumman employees volunteered to assemble USO care packages to be sent to warfighters on overseas deployments, completing 7,750 packages in total. Each care package included a note of gratitude.Northrop Grumman employees completed 7,750 USO care packages containing toiletries, snacks and personal care items to be sent to warfighters serving overseas. Employees included a note of gratitude with each package.More than 175 Northrop Grumman employees from the company's Rolling Meadows campus volunteered to assemble 7,750 care packages to be sent to warfighters serving on overseas deployments. Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=15459 Taking part in Operation USO Care Package, the volunteers assembled snacks, prepaid calling cards and toiletries into backpacks to be sent to service members around the world. By the end of the day, the group had assembled 7,750 packages. For warfighters on overseas deployments, these packages are a welcome reminder of home. "Sending these care packages is a way for us to thank those who serve," said Jeff Palombo, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems division. "Many of our volunteers are veterans who have experienced USO generosity themselves, so they understand the difference these packages can make to warfighters who are far from home." Nearly 2,000 employees work at Northrop Grumman's campus in Rolling Meadows. The plant produces advanced military electronics, automatic test equipment, targeting systems, electronic warfare systems and aircraft survivability equipment. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization that lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families each year through innovative programs and services that provide a touch of home. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.CONTACT: Ellen Hamilton 224-625-4693 (office) 847-815-0753 (mobile) ellen.hamilton@ngc.com