The Retirees Association
Friday, December 3, 2021

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All In-Person Events Are On Hold!


DSP 50th Anniversary VIdeo

New TRA Members

  • Kristopher Koehnen, St. Paul, MN
  • Gary Schelin, Redlands, CA
  • Nancy Dolinar, Strongsville, OH
  • Norman Guiles, Redlands, CA

What’s Happening at the TRA

Northrop Grumman in the News

TRW Bull Bar Reunion Planned - A Gathering of Pine Gap Alumni - Sept 13-15, 2022

Update: 10/10/21:  You are cordially invited to a gathering of TRW Pine Gap alumni ( planned for September 13th to 15th, 2022! Colorado Springs has been selected as the location.

The date has been selected in anticipation of the current pandemic being in the rear-view mirror, while also considering that none of us are getting any younger.

We currently expect on the order of 100 people to attend.  Expressions of interest are very much appreciated!  We will be looking for commitments by way of payment for the three main reunion events in the early 2022 time frame.  

Accommodations and transportation will be on your own – please see the Travel page for information. If you are wondering who is attending, please see the most current list of attendees on the FAQ page.

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In Memoriam

  • Edward Bañales, 77, September 14, 2021.  Eddie joined TRW in 1966 working on systems for the Apollo program and early satellites like Pioneer. He retired in 2009 after working for the company for 43 years, primarily as a Mechanical Test Conductor working satellite assembly, test, and launch.
  • John Chedotte, 92, February 2021.  John worked many years at TRW and retired around 1987.  He worked at TRW for more than 25 years, involved in Apollo, Galileo, and other missions and projects.
  • LTG (Ret.) Otto J. Guenther, 80, 14 October 2021. Mr. Guenther was VP and Division Manager at Northrop Grumman’s Dominguez Hills Tactical Systems Division for several years in the early 2000s. Gen. Guenther had an extensive military career in the Signal Corps and in Procurement before retiring to work for Northrop Grumman.
  • Lemoine (Lee) Kent.  Passed away August 18, 2020.
  • Harry Miles, 60, August 12, 2021. Harry started with TRW as an electrical engineer and technician on the TDRSS program beginning in Las Cruces, New Mexico, continued through the ground station sell off when he relocated to Space Park. He was appointed sector VP for process improvement programs at NGC Ship Systems in 2006.
  • Don R. Mullins, 90, September 1, 2021. Don began his career in Business Management at Space Park, Redondo Beach in 1959.  In, 1983 he moved to TRW’s San Diego facility, helping to “open” the Rancho Carmel facility where he retired after 30+ years with the company.
  • Scott Douglas Ninegar, 74, October 23, 2021. Scott worked at TRW Space and Electronics Group for 20 years, left for a brief stint for the J. Paul Getty Trust and returned in 1998.  He was a member of the transition team as TRW was acquired by Northrop Grumman.  He remained at Space Park, most notably in R, as an IT Director until his retirement in 2007.  Like so many retirees at that time, he returned as a consultant for another two years. He was a member of the track club and played for 10 years on the infamous “Chumps” team in the corporate softball league. A beach casual happy hour will be held to commemorate his life on Friday, December 17 at the Neptunian Woman’s Club in Manhattan Beach from 4 – 7 PM.  All vaccinated friends, neighbors and co-workers are welcome to join the family as we eat, drink, and remember one helluva guy!
  • Stephen Toner, September 4, 2021. Dr. Toner retired from Northrop Grumman in December, 2015. He had been an employee with the company for 29 years and has held numerous positions of responsibility in advanced technology, systems engineering, business development, program management, and business management and contributed greatly to several programs. Dr. Toner worked alongside many of us during his tenure leading the Azusa campus.