More than a Mission: Scott Stark and the A-10

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Driving through the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jacob Garland still passes too many houses with what has become a local symbol of need — a blue tarp on the roof. Eighteen months ago, Hurricane Laura — a Category 4 storm tied as the strongest to ever make landfall in Louisiana — devastated the area. In a cruel twist of fate, Hurricane Delta struck the same area six weeks later. […]

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Joy on the Manufacturing Floor

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Lucille is an engineering manufacturing specialist who embodies and inspires joy on her shop floor. Affectionately known as “Miss Lucy” by her colleagues in Baltimore she is dedicated to advanced aircraft. “It’s a joyful thing,” she says. “Everyone comes together to get jobs done.” Those jobs can be many for Lucille, with her different hats […]

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Eyes on the Sky

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By Samantha Gassman From the moment Chris McGrath heard the rumble of an aircraft, he knew he wanted to fly. Growing up in a military family, his gaze was skyward from a young age. His grandfather served in the Korean War, and Chris and his family moved from post to post throughout his dad’s 23-year […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Air Force Veteran Ashley

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Ashley is an Associate Industrial Security Analyst with Northrop Grumman who graduated from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and a minor in Sociology. After graduating, Ashley was a Classification Specialist at the local county jail and worked in the corrections system for about two years before deciding to […]

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Supplying a New Perspective

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The Value in Reaching a More Diverse Base of Sub-Contractors Shelby brings a personal touch to her job as a small business liaison officer, particularly her role in reaching out to communities that haven’t always been included. She’s seen the struggles that all small business owners face, and some of the more particular hurdles presented […]

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A Three-Dimensional Career

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The first time Jasmine saw a 3D-printed airplane part, she felt like she was starting an adventure. “I was making fuel doors and they were kind of this odd, oblong shape, and they 3D printed a bunch of prototypes for a check fit,” she recalled. “They arrived in these huge, wooden crates like something out […]

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A Spark of Inspiration

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The Northrop Grumman program that turns personal passions into professional development After a fire nearly destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2019, Yaakov was surprised to hear on the news that the most accurate digital rendering ever created of the ancient Parisian church was for a video game he had played: Assassin’s Creed: […]

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A Mindboggling Opportunity

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A Mother’s Inspiration Puts a Northrop Grumman Intern on a Path to Space ​This summer, intern Derrick regularly walked across Northrop Grumman’s Space Park campus to the high bay that was the temporary home of the James Webb Space Telescope. For Derrick, a budding electrical engineer, seeing an exquisite and complex piece of equipment that […]

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A Lasting Legacy

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How a NASA legend’s family helped insprire my career By Freddie Langley As one of the key flight controllers on the NG-15 mission that sent the S.S. Katherine Johnson Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station in February 2021, I had what you could call a full-circle moment. My connection to the NG-15 namesake, Katherine […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Ian

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Ian is a Security Coordinator overseeing classified document control at Northrop Grumman. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, as well as Bachelor of Science in Business. In 2011, Ian joined the United States Marine Corps and served as a Military Policeman. During his time in […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Army Veteran Mineris

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Mineris is a Principal Quality Engineer at Northrop Grumman. After 14 years in the U.S. Army, she joined Northrop Grumman with the desire to continue helping others. Hear how Mineris’ time in active duty helped prepare her for the transition to civilian work. How long have you been with Northrop Grumman? I joined the company […]

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Tree Planting in Popular Park Aids Hurricane Recovery in Lake Charles

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Driving through the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jacob Garland still passes too many houses with what has become a local symbol of need — a blue tarp on the roof. Eighteen months ago, Hurricane Laura — a Category 4 storm tied as the strongest to ever make landfall in Louisiana — devastated the area. In a cruel twist of fate, Hurricane Delta struck the same area six weeks later. […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Air Force Veteran Carli

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Carli is currently a Principal Configuration Analyst at Northrop Grumman. She is a U.S. Air Force veteran with experience as a missileer and has also held several other high-ranking positions. How long have you been with Northrop Grumman? How did you hear about us? I have been with Northrop Grumman for eight months now and […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Navy Veteran Joana

U.S. Navy Veteran Joana served four years in active duty before coming to Northrop Grumman as a Manager in Tooling Operations. Joana’s extensive experience in the Navy helped set her up for her civilian life and career at Northrop Grumman. Hear about Joana’s experience networking with Northrop Grumman leadership and how it helped her grow […]

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She’s Got GRIT

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​Liz Diss (McLean) has held many titles in her life — Air Force logistics officer, military spouse, entrepreneur, professional Ironman triathlete, mountaineer, talent acquisition professional — but none are as important to her as Air Force Veteran and transition specialist. This is why she recently started the all-women veterans’ initiative within Northrop Grumman called GRIT. Its mission […]

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Mission First, People Always, Team of Teams

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For Kent, a veteran and retired two-star general, working at Northrop Grumman is personal. Throughout his 34 years serving in the Army, he used and relied on many of the products and capabilities that came from the company’s site in Plymouth, Minnesota. Today, as director of precision weapons in Armament Systems, Kent is working with […]

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Writing Their Next Chapter

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In many ways, a career is like a choose-your-own-adventure novel: there’s no one path to success. But writing the next chapter of your career can be challenging, especially if you are re-entering the workforce. For a variety of reasons, many professionals choose to take a career break — perhaps to try a different industry, pursue […]

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What We Do is Personal

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On a hot tarmac along the Space Coast this May, a father and son duo, both veterans, shared a memorable moment decades in the making. Douglas, a project manager in Melbourne, Florida, invited his father, Charles, to a company-sponsored Blue Angels air show knowing his father’s love for military aircraft. Charles strolled around the airshow, […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Tristan

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Tristan is a security coordinator with Northrop Grumman. He has a plethora of experience supporting many programs and efforts across the company, including physical security and personnel security. He’s also had experience working in the company’s badge and I.D. offices. How long have you been with Northrop Grumman? How did you hear about us? I […]

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Veterans as a Resource

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Northrop Grumman Employees Who Served Have Insight into Customer Needs Matt had an idea for an exciting new technology, and through the Northrop Grumman innovation program SPARK, he secured funding. But when it came time to identify the military applications for his product, he went to the experts: co-workers who served. “There’s people here that […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Andrew

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Andrew is a Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist who is currently serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. He’s completed 3 years of active duty and has been in the Reserves for 11 years as a Storekeeper (Logistics Specialist). Andrew graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing. After transitioning from […]

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