ROLLING 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.
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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.
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