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Greetings to the LAA family.

The LAA met on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the NACA Room in the Langley Cafeteria. LaRC's Dr. Fayette Collier gave an excellent presentation on "NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project".

The LAA Board is continuing to pursue information on spousal benefits. President Darden 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.

Of special interest to LAA Alumni, the Colloquium and Sigma talks on July 8 will be by LAA Domenic Maglieri who will discuss "Sonic Boom: A Review of Six Decades of Research".

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 the Annual LAA Picnic on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, and we will be meeting on the Reid Center picnic grounds, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The picnic is for all NASA retirees, and contractor retirees who served 5 years or more with Langley, and spouses and guests. Children, especially grandchildren are welcome. You do not have to be an LAA member to attend.

LAA President Christine Darden says the picnic will offer a wonderful opportunity to meet with, socialize, and reminisce with many former associates.

Please plan to arrive and check in(pay and get name tag) in time to begin enjoying delicious picnic fare around 5:00 PM. The cost for the event is just $5 per person, payable in cash at the registration table. However, for kids under 12, the cost is only $3 each.

MENU: Burgers, hot dogs Barbecue and slaw by Ira Abbott Potato chips, baked beans, sides Soft drinks (Beer and other beverages will available in the Afterburner's Bar in the Activities Center)

REGISTRATION: Badges will NOT be required to get on the field for this special event. However, your name MUST be on an attendance list at the Main Gate.-just your name on this attendee list at the Main Gate and a picture ID, such as a driver's license- will get you on the field.

To get your name- and the names of others in your party - on this list, please RSVP as soon as possible- and NLT than July 5- to:

Dick Davis,LAA Membership Chairman, at: richard.e.davis@earthlink.net or at phone at 757-595-7474, or,

Sharon Stack at sharonstack@earthlink.net, or

Ira Abbott at 596-0159

There is no rain date for this event. However, there is ample coverage over the picnic tables to keep you dry except under very windy conditions.

The regular meeting for August 12, 2014, will feature a talk by LaRC Retiree Bobby Berrier Christopher Newport University's Lifelong Learning Society, specifically about it course programs for people of retirement age. Berrier is membership chairman of that organization./p>

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.


Information was last updated on July 2, 2014. Website Manager - Duncan McIver