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Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Employee Volunteers Support Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games

RICHMOND, Va., June 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 40 Richmond-area Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees recently volunteered at the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games.

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The volunteers, who are Richmond-based employees of Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector, assisted with the adult bowling championships at AMF Hanover Lanes Bowling Alley. During the games, Northrop Grumman employees provided assistance to the athletes, ensured accurate scoring and cheered on the participants. Additionally, company volunteers presented medals to the athletes during the awards ceremony and served them lunch at the event's conclusion. This is the second consecutive year that Northrop Grumman volunteered at the adult bowling championships for the summer games.

"I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering for the Special Olympics," said Kate Hypes, Northrop Grumman service delivery support lead. "It was inspiring to work with the athletes and to see the bravery, determination and perseverance they demonstrate while facing challenges many of us could never imagine."

Northrop Grumman has more than 650 employees in the greater Richmond area supporting the Information Technology Infrastructure Partnership between Northrop Grumman and the commonwealth of Virginia, which is overseen by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, as well as other information technology projects for the U.S. federal government.

The Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games are held each June. More than 1,400 Special Olympics Virginia athletes travel from across the state to compete in swimming, power lifting, softball, track and field, bowling and tennis at the championships.

Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics Virginia Inc. is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

CONTACT: Zubi Anwar
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