The Retirees Association
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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All In-Person Events Are On Hold!


DSP 50th Anniversary VIdeo

New TRA Members

  • Michael Leung, Lomita
  • Linda Grossenbacher, Pacific Palisades
  • Marianne Lee – Manlius, NY
  • Michael Martin – Hermosa Beach
  • James Alantara – Colorado Springs, CO
  • Maureen Byrne– Torrance, CA
  • Hunter Chang – Santa Monica, CA
  • Tom Glover – Bonita, CA
  • Mark Keller – Palos Verdes Estates, CA

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

Jim Fariss, Kirk Burlew, Rod Preble, Jim Alcantara, and Mike Leblanc announce that they are planning a gathering of TRW Pine Gap alumni on September 13th to 15th, 2022, in Colorado Springs, CO, USA. You can check out their plans at They selected the dates in anticipation of the current pandemic being in the rearview mirror, while also considering that none of us are getting any younger. They expect on the order of 200 people to attend and are looking for early expressions of interest. Several distinct events are planned and you can attend one or all. They are looking for commitments by way of payments for the dinner and the riverbed breakfast in the May 2022 time frame. Accommodations and transportation will be on your own – please see the Travel page on their website for information. If you are wondering who is attending, please see the most current list of attendees on the FAQ page on their website. A number of dignitaries, including former Site Managers and Contract Office Technical Representatives, have already indicated plans to be there. Please forward this message to anyone who qualifies as a TRW Pine Gap alumnus, and save the date!

What’s Happening at the TRA

Northrop Grumman in the News

The Mail Pouch

  • Steve and Lorna Salem – After 30+ years at TRW, I have been retired in Torrance with my wife for 8 years now.
  • “Bobbie” Smith – Still completely living independently at 86. So, I decided to renew for 2 years! I take my walker out regularly to hike the neighborhood. I have worked up to ~2 miles. Have my trusty HELP button around my neck – just in case.
  • Pearl Cadwell – Thank you for all that you do to keep the retirees informed. I am enjoying life in Florida. A few Northrop Grumman retirees are here. I am enjoying the time I have to do my watercolor and visit with friends and relatives. Again, thank you!
  • Andy and Susie Bobby are enjoying retirement to its fullest. After meeting at STL/TRW many years ago, we have enjoyed our life in California, Colorado, No. Virginia and now in Phoenix, AZ. Hello to everyone out there and continue to stay safe.
  • Carl Torrelli – Since the coronavirus, my body is operating out of control – my feet smell and my nose runs. Bev and I are fine like a good wine, red with a good bouquet. Kudos to all.
  • Dee Tomsic – Steve and I are still living in Green Valley, AZ, a retirement area with lots of activities and amenities. The weather is beautiful most of the year (except for 2020) and it is a safe place away from big cities during this terrible virus. We are both doing pretty good for our age (83 and 87), still have our feet on the ground and taking care of ourselves pretty good. We don’t travel anymore, keep in contact w/friends/relatives, and stay away from the virus. Yay, the vaccine is coming soon. Hello to our TRA friends. We always enjoy the “Mail Pouch”.
  • Hortensia Craigwell – Dear TRA former co-workers, it was very nice hearing from you. I am OK, just getting older, but still remembering the good old TRW days. I’m now retired and enjoying old age with family and friends. I still have fond memories of the time we shared together in the Health Services Department.
  • Marilyn Laden – To all of you very hard workers on the TRA staff, I applaud you for the well laid out membership directory. I love the name section AND the zip code section AND the patches of so many missions. You have provided a wonderful gift to all of us. I retired from TRW/NG in 2006, still live in Redondo Beach in the same house for 56 years. I sadly lost my husband seven years ago. Even though TRW was so good to me for 36 service years and I enjoyed working there, I love retirement!

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