|Falls Church, Va., — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees are committed to giving back to those who have given so much to defend our nation. This commitment was on display across the nation in 2012 through a range of employee volunteer efforts, charitable contributions and funded programs all done on behalf of the USO.”Supporting the USO and the excellent work it does for men and women in uniform, wounded warriors and veterans is deeply important to Northrop Grumman and our employees,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president of corporate responsibility and president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. “Our corporate engagement with the USO was reinforced in 2012 and will be capped by our sponsorship of the Military Bowl benefitting the USO, this December.”
The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman will feature the Bowling Green Falcons and the 24th-ranked San Jose State Spartans at Washington, D.C.’s historic RFK Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 27. The game, which will raise at least $100,000 for the USO, will be televised nationally on ESPN for the fifth straight year. Tickets for the 2012 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $25.
Northrop Grumman has had a longstanding relationship with the USO and was the first corporate supporter of Operation USO Care Package. Since 2003, the company and its employees have donated resources, time and more than $1 million in support of the care package program.
Employees creatively and enthusiastically supported USO in various ways in 2012, including:
In addition to nationwide USO fundraising activities, the company sponsors the USO Airport Lounge for military travelers at Washington Dulles International Airport and other airports around the country.
In April 2011, the Northrop Grumman Foundation announced a $5 million pledge to Operation Enduring Care, which was the largest single gift to the USO in its 70-year history and was the founding donation for the new Wounded Warrior and Family Center. The new center is scheduled to open in early 2013, and will support wounded warriors at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and their Warrior Transition Unit. A second facility is under construction at the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, Md.
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