News

Greetings to the LAA family.

On Tuesday June 14, 2016, we had a wonderful LAA meeting n the new NACA Room in the new NASA cafeteria in the new IESB, Building 2102 on 10 West Taylor Street. Our speaker was Ms. Rebecca Jaramillo of the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). She does a lot of reporting on television. Her talk to us was “Telling the NASA Story”, and it was fascinating and all attendees seemed to enjoy very much.

We are adding a new section to our website for the Langley Research Center NACA and NASA Hall of Honor. This is an important partnership between the LAA and LaRC to honor the pioneers and contributors to LaRC over the years. We will be inducting the second class in June 2017 as part of the LaRC Centennial Celebration.

The LAA Board is continuing to pursue information on spousal benefits. President Ira Abbott will work with Gail Langevin 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 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)

Set your calendars for Tuesday, July 12, 2016, for the Langley Alumni Association 2016 Summer Picnic, from 4:30 pm to about 7:30 pm. We will be at a new location, the outside deck of the new LaRC Cafeteria located in Building B2102. If it rains we’ll eat inside in the cafeteria. The menu will be the Cafeteria’s  “Southern Hospitality” Dinner with:

– Pit-cooked Pork Barbeque
– Southern Fried Chicken
– Mustard Potato salad
– Baked Beans
– Dixie Cole Slaw
– Lemonade
– Iced Tea
– Water

The cost for all this? Only $12 per person(Cash or check; no credit cards; pay when you get there) Other beverages(soft drinks, beer, etc.) are available for purchase at “Afterburners” Lounge inside the cafeteria.

An RSVP by 10:00AM Friday, July 8,2016 is necessary for us to establish a head count for the event. The LAA cannot be financially responsible for ‘no-shows”. Please respond ASAP to me at:

Richard E. (Dick) Davis,
LAA Membership Chair
37 Shirley Rd.
Newport News, VA 23601-3935
757-595-7474
richard.e.davis@earthlink.net or
richard.e.davis37@cox.net

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

General Information.

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. Six-month badges are available to LAA members. For a six-month badge, fill out a NASA form 1760. The form is available from the NASA liaison to the LAA at the monthly meetings. Please allow two weeks to process six-month badges.

Website Updated on June 9, 2016