Made It Possible: Matt Mecham and Becoming a Booster Archaeologist

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Imagine a big box of LEGOs®… You’ve been given that box with the goal of building a rocket model. Half of the LEGOs come from a first edition rocket model that was released decades ago and uses printed instructions. The other half are for a brand-new model that uses modern LEGOs and employs app-based instructions. […]

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Champions for Inclusion

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Northrop Grumman’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) offer professional development opportunities for all employees and serve as advocacy groups within the company. Ruth Quant, chair of the Melbourne chapter of Asian Pacific Professional Network (APPN), talked about the benefits of ERGs, how APPN advocates for employees with an Asian background, and how ERGs are open to […]

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Inspiring the Next Generation: Meet Tim

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With monumental achievements such as sending the first humans to the Moon, developing the International Space Station and advancing high-speed flight, the aerospace industry has always inspired and amazed Tim. “That comes from my grandfather who fought in World War II,” he said. “When I was growing up, he was always taking me to airshows […]

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A Proud Ally

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By Jillian Wright The word “ally” isn’t one Nicki takes lightly. “I don’t think it’s something you can claim yourself to be,” she said. “The people you’re supporting determine whether you’re an ally.” Currently a senior contracts manager supporting the Combat Systems and Mission Readiness division, Nicki has worked at Northrop Grumman for more than […]

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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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Made It Possible: Brian Henwood and Electric Persistence

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Facilities manager Brian Henwood reflects on installing Electric Vehicle charging stations at Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, California campus. By Brian Henwood In 2018, I accepted the role of Facilities Manager at Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, California, campus. The 71-acre campus, home to roughly 1,200 employees, is tucked against the San Gabriel Mountains, an hour east of Los […]

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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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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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Doing the right thing for inclusive benefits

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By Laura Christof Among our company values is: We do the right thing. Sometimes it’s easy to spot an issue and do what’s right. Other times, it takes a nudge and some education to move forward. That’s what happened after employees raised concerns that our company health insurance didn’t cover some components of medical care […]

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