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Greetings to the LAA family.

We had a wonderful LAA 2016 Winter Luncheon on excellent meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Steve’s Steak House in Newport News. Over 60 members gathered to socialize and dine on delicious food.

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016,  the Langley Alumni Association met in the NACA Room in the Cafeteria at NASA Langley Research Center.  Our speaker was Mr. Mike Crookshank of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, who spoke about Gen. Lafayette’s contributions to the Patriots’ cause during the American Revolution. He also told us about the new American History Museum in Yorktown, which is replacing the Present Yorktown Victory Center.

Langley Alumni Association, from 11:30 am to about 1:00 pm. The speaker was Bobby Berrier, LaRC Retiree, and his topic was a follow on to his talk, “The Birth of Langley”, which he presented to us on March 2015.

We have added 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 on Thursday, June 1, 2017 as part of the LaRC Centennial Celebration. NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 ARE NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON JANUARY 2, 2017. If you are interested in recommending someone for the honor, here is a Nomination Form that will be downloaded from the Hall of Honor Section of this website.  Just complete the form, which is in Microsoft Word format, and send it to info@larcalumni.org. You can also use that email address if you have any questions on the Hall of Honor process.

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, January 10, 2017, the Annual Meeting of the Langley Alumni Association Meeting, from 11:30 am to about 1:00 pm in the NACA Room in the Cafeteria at NASA Langley Research Center. At this meeting we will elect new members of the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee has submitted the following 6 candidates:

Domodar Ambur;  Carrie Creedon; Edwin Fasanella; Stewart Harris; Daniel Palumbo; and Paresh Parikh

Members may nominate other candidates by filing the names of such candidates with the Secretary. Bill Tennis wctennis@widowmaker.com. 757-850-1515, at least two weeks before the Annual Meeting (by December 27).

At the Board Meeting following the Annual Meeting, the New Board will elect Officers for 2017.

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 November 3, 2016