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Northrop Grumman and Strategic Solutions Incorporated honored with the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award in Washington, DC



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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 28, 2004–The Secretary of Defense, honored Northrop Grumman and Strategic Solutions Incorporated as a 2004 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipients recently, in Washington, DC.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been a large supporter of their Guard and Reserve employees for many years. The company provides salary differential, and offers a continuation option of insurance benefits. Correspondence by fellow employees to the mobilized member and a family support system provide the peace of mind to the military member while he/she is deployed. Northrop Grumman also sponsors other military events and functions. Additionally, people in the Guard and Reserve, as well as retired military, are given special consideration in light of their vast experience they bring into the company upon employment.

Strategic Solutions, Incorporated (SSI) is a company where all employees reflect American values and principles. SSI employees continuously support military personnel and their families in all four states where business operations are located. This company provides differential pay, and some benefits such as life insurance are continued during mobilization. SSI employees send care packages to mobilized members, and the CEO conducts personal visits and weekly makes phone calls to family members. Hiring preference is given to any Guard or Reserve member, or prior service personnel.

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, a Waterford crystal eagle, was introduced in 1996 to publicly recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices made by America’s employers of Guardsmen and Reservists.

“Northrop Grumman and Strategic Solutions Inc., exceptional support of their Reserve and National Guard employees during mobilization for the war against terrorism has set a standard for all employers to follow”, said David Janes, ESGR National Chairman. “Northrop Grumman Corp., and Strategic Solutions Inc., advocacy of extending continuing benefits, making up pay differentials, and ensuring employees are returned to their jobs in a timely manner is truly a role model for corporate America. I am proud to have participated in the selection of Northrop Grumman and Strategic Solutions for this prestigious award”, added Janes.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and International Military, government and commercial customers.

“Our nation today, and in the future, faces new an difficult challenges around the world and here in America. To maintain our freedom and our way of life, the United States must anticipate, plan, prepare, and react to these challenges. Today as never before, a larger responsibility falls on the men and women of the United States Military Reserve Force. The brave members of the Reserve force prove their patriotism everyday. They are ready and prepared to answer the call to serve and defend our country at a moments notice. These great Americans have proven they are “twice the citizen.” It is our responsibility as individuals and organizations to support the citizen soldier and their families in any way we can”, said Don Aday, CEO of Strategic Solutions Incorporated.

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Maribel Ortiz

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Northrop Grumman and Strategic Solutions Incorporated honored with the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award in Washington, DC