Military Bowl to Complete a Year of Robust Northrop Grumman Nationwide Giving to the USO

Military Bowl to Complete a Year of Robust Northrop Grumman Nationwide Giving
to the USO

Tickets Still Available for the Dec. 27 Game at RFK Stadium

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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

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:

  *Employees from the South Bay area of Southern California raised more than
    $100,000 from the El Segundo and Redondo Beach sites. San Diego employees
    raised $73,000; some of those funds sent children grieving the loss of a
    loved one to a special summer camp. The sites also presented a donation of
    more than $100,000 to the Bob Hope Hollywood USO Center at Los Angeles
    International Airport.
  *Volunteers at the Palmdale, Calif., manufacturing center and the St.
    Augustine, Fla., manufacturing center each put together 5,000 care
    packages for service members. Palmdale donations for the USO totaled
    $60,000, and donations from St. Augustine and Melbourne, Fla. reached
    $15,000 in 2012.
  *Bethpage, N.Y., volunteers assembled dozens of bicycles, complete with
    bows and personal notes, for children of active military personnel, and
    presented them during Fleet Week in May. Employees at the site contributed
    nearly $24,000 this year.
  *Volunteers at the Rolling Meadows, Ill., campus put together 7,750 care
    packages for service members.
  *Volunteers from the company's Charlottesville, Va., facility stuffed more
    than 10,000 care packages to be delivered to deployed service members.

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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CONTACT: Margaret Mitchell-Jones

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