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Welcome to the new TRA website.  Are you new to this site? If you haven’t registered recently (after Oct 2015), you will need to register (or navigate there by hovering your mouse over “Members” and then clicking on “Register” on the main menu) so that we can ensure that only valid members have access to our member database.  Not a TRA member?  Join on-line (Members->Member Join).  For help on using our TRA website, click here.

Save the Date for the 2018 Summer Reunion!

We have planned our 2018 Summer Reunion event for Sunday, July 8 at the South End Tennis and Racquet Club. Our guest speaker will be David Zabalaoui, who is currently the Space Systems Director of Strategy.

David Zabalaoui has over 30 years of aerospace and defense experience. Before transitioning to his current role, he led Space Systems Business Development, and prior to that, he led Operations and Integration for the Business and Advanced Systems Development organization, where he provided functional leadership across a breadth of activities including business management, human capital strategies, proposal development and operational effectiveness. Dave is putting together the Space Systems Strategic Plan, so come see him talk to us about where the company would like the space business to go.

To make reservations for this event, please click here and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.


Over 80 members and guests took a tour of the Aerospace Museum and a visit to the High Bay Observation Deck to see the JWST Spacecraft and Sunshield Assembly. A second tour has been scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 11 am; reservations for that tour has been closed.  But, the satellite will be available to viewing through next year, so we will be hosting additional tours as the integration progresses.

Photos from the February event have been posted! Click here to see the photo gallery.

TRA Chocolate Tasting Adventure

Engineer Emeritus and TRA member David Vandervoet hosted a special event on April 26. 36 TRA members got to experience a blind tasting of 7 premier chocolates produced from cacao pods grown around the world and decide which you like the best.

This event was held Thursday, April 26, 2018. To see more photos of the event, click here.

2017 TRA Holiday Party

The 2017 TRA Holiday Party was held Friday, Dec. 1 at the Ports O’ Call Restaurant in San Pedro. Nearly 200 of your fellow alumni and their guests registered to celebrate the season.
Finally, we’ve posted photos from the event! To see the photos, visit our Past Event Photos page under the TRA Events tag on the Main Menu, or just click here.

What’s New on the Site

  • Meet the new head of the Space Systems organization within NG Aerospace Sector.  John Daegele has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Space Systems organization replacing Jeff Grant, who has announced his retirement.  For more info, please click here.
  • The May/June issue of the No Name Gazette is in the mail.  To read an on-line version of the No Name Gazette, please click here.
  • We have received word of recent passing of some of our colleagues.  To read member comments, or to leave your thoughts, please visit our In Memoriam page.
    • Bob Ebers’ stepson, Bob Fried, let us know that his step-father passed away in April.  Bob was a long-time engineer and entrepreneur, finishing his career at TRW.
    • Don Corbett passed in May.  A structural engineer, Don worked at TRW for 30 years before retiring and then consulting for NG.  A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 30 at 11 am at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary in Santa Ana.
  • A retiree mentors STEM students

    We have an opportunity to leverage our STEM experience and give back to society by volunteering to tutor under-resourced students.  To find out more information, see our post by clicking here.

  • We have now posted an updated list of NG Clubs. Retirees are welcome to join as associate members. For details, click here.