Greetings to the LAA family.

The Langley Alumni Association held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the NASA Langley Cafeteria (Building 2102).  The speaker was Dr. Russell H. Thomas: Aeroacoustics Branch, Research Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center. His topic was “Progress at NASA Toward Future Low Noise Subsonic Transport Aircraft”. The presentation was received with great interest by the attendees.

Minutes for both the LAA General Meeting and Board Meeting are contained in the Meeting and Minutes section.

The Langley Research Center NACA and NASA Hall of Honor (HoH) is an important partnership between the LAA and LaRC to honor the pioneers and contributors to LaRC over the years. The permanent display of the Honorees at LaRC for Classes 2015 and 2017 has been completed and can be viewed in the NACA Room of the NASA Langley Cafeteria, where the LAA meets. This is an exciting accomplishment of the LAA and NASA Langley Research Center partnership and praise for the outstanding effort of the Langley Graphics team.

You can find more information about the 2015 and 2017 classes at the NASA LaRC Hall of Honor website.

Our liaison to NASA Langley Research Center is the talented Melanie Robinson, and she can be reached at 757-864-2660. melanie.l.robinson@nasa,gov

The LAA Board is continuing to pursue information on spousal benefits. President Ira Abbott will work with Melanie Robinson to acquire the necessary information.

To keep up with activities at the NASA Langley Research Center visit the NASA Langley Website.

There is an excellent series of monthly lectures available to the LAA membership. The Colloquium is presented in the LaRC Reid Center auditorium at 2:00 pm and the same or similar Sigma Series lecture in the VASC at 7:30 pm. Please visit Colloquium and Sigma Lectures for more details including the upcoming topic.

NASA Langley provides an excellent website on public cultural resources at the Center. Please visit Public Cultural Resources.

Next LAA Meeting (s)

The next Langley Alumni Association Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018,  at the NASA Langley Cafeteria (Building 2102). The speaker will be Mr. Edward L. McLarney, Associate CIO for Technology & Innovation, Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning Lead Office of the Chief Information Officer, LaRC. His topic will be “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Capability for LaRC Transformation”.

The Federal Employee Health Benefits health plan brochures are available online.

Information on Obtaining Badges to Attend LAA Meetings at NASA Langley Research Center

To attend Langley Alumni Association (LAA) meetings, Langley retirees can obtain a one-day visitor badge at the NASA Langley Badge and Pass Office. Please bring two forms of government-issued identification. We now have a new process to renew your six-month badge.  Within two-three weeks of the badge expiration date, please send an email to:

Please include your legal first and last name as well as a telephone or cell number and state that you are requesting a six-month LAA badge renewal. Call the Badge and Pass Office at 757-864-2790 within a week after you receive notice that the renewal is being processed and to ensure your new badge is ready for pick-up.