A Lasting Legacy

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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 Johnson, wasn’t just from the pages of a history book or from […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Navy Veteran (Chief Petty Officer Retired) Don

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Don is a Principal Industrial Security Analyst, Security Operations at Northrop Grumman. Since joining the company in 2007, he has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Security organization. Chief Petty Officer Retired Don served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy for 24 years from 1982-2006 and distinguished himself as a Parachute […]

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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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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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Showing them the Ropes

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Like any good mentor, Calvin Wong aspires to lift up his protégés and help them be their best. But Calvin’s protégés aren’t junior engineers, he mentors small businesses. Calvin, a senior systems engineer, is part of Northrop Grumman’s small business Mentor Protégé Program (MPP). Whereas in the typical mentor-protégé relationship, an experienced professional lends advice […]

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The Journey from New York to Florida: Meet Vehicle Engineering Manager Suet

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Suet is a Vehicle Engineering manager at the Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne, Florida. Her team consists of designers, analysts and responsible engineers specializing in mechanical and fluids subsystems disciplines. These disciplines include fuel, hydraulics, environmental controls, thermal management, life support, mechanisms and crew equipment. Suet sets her team up for success […]

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Pushing the Possible

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Pushing further has always been a consistent part of Ken Love’s life. As a kid, Ken didn’t just play video games. When his parents got him a console, he was enamored with the hardware and the software inside. The console triggered his fascination with computers and electronics and set him on his path. “That is […]

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Discovering the Materials that will Build the Future

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A Q&A with John, technical and project manager for Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation 3D printing airplane parts is no longer the future, it’s here. In recent years, the aerospace and defense industry has been working to improve and expand the technology with new materials. Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation (AMTI) is at […]

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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 George

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George is a senior principal engineer at Northrop Grumman. Previously a U.S. Air Force fire protection specialist, George is now responsible for regulatory air quality compliance with the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, California Air Resource Board, as well as the environmental protection rules and regulations in Palmdale. How long have you been with […]

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Welcome to the A Team

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Uriel joined Northrop Grumman last year. As a newly-hired technician, Uriel became a member of the first class of Aeronautic Systems Training for Advanced Refinement (ASTAR), a training program that provides hands-on training to new aircraft mechanics before they set foot on a Northrop Grumman production floor. As a member of the first ASTAR cohort, […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Army Veteran Chris

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Chris is a senior principal contract administrator at Northrop Grumman.  After joining the Army in April 2000, Chris deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2003 – May 2004. He served 14 years as a Soldier attaining the rank of sergeant first class as a Communications section chief. From there, Chris was direct commissioned to […]

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