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Welcome All Current LAA Members & Recent Retirees

 

Dear LAA Members, our next LAA meeting is March 9th 2021.  Our speaker is Alisha Hamel, Director, U.S. Army Transportation Museum, Fort Eustis, VA.  The title of her talk is “The Lewis and Clark Expedition”. The summary of her talk and biography follow.

 

 

NOTE: Slides & Videos of LAA Speakers are HERE.                                  

The Langley Alumni Association meets virtually ’til COVID status allows our return to the NACA Room in NASA Langley’s cafeteria. Monthly Meetings with guest speakersBoard of Directors meetings are via Zoom.  Members will be informed by Email, Newsletter & this website

We welcome our New Members whose names are listed in Members & Obituaries. Please greet them when we next meet. We also list names of NASA Retirees who have recently passed. Please keep them in your memories and prayers.

Our last LAA Meeting on Feb 9 featured Assistant Professor Steve Miller of the University of Florida as speaker. Steve, formerly a Research Aerospace Engineer in NASA Langley’s Aerospace Acoustics Branch spoke on Life After NASA Langley at University of Florida

Information on Obtaining Badges

To attend Langley Alumni Association (LAA) on-site 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 ID. We have a new process to renew your six-month badge.  Within 2-3 weeks of your badge expiration date, please send an email to:

larc-alumni-request@mail.nasa.gov

Include your legal first and last name, phone/cell number and state that you’re requesting a 6-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 to ensure your new badge is ready for pick-up.

Note: Currently the Badge and Pass Office is not issuing badges to LAA Members due to the COVID. When LaRC allows the LAA to resume meetings in the NACA Room in the Cafeteria, the LAA will notify members by email so they can apply for either a 1-day or 6-month pass.

Information on Payment of Dues

Annual dues of $10 for LAA Members are due January 2021 for 2021. LAA Members can obtain a Lifetime Membership for $100. You may pay in person at an LAA Meeting or send your payment to our Treasurer as per the Membership Application Form. 

Minutes for both the LAA General Meeting and Board Meeting are contained in the Meeting and Minute Section

 Ongoing Activities

The LAA has a close working partnership with the NASA Langley Research Center. Our NASA Langley Research Center liaison is the talented Melanie Robinson, who can be reached at 757-864-2660. melanie.l.robinson@nasa.gov

For more info on Melanie, refer to Langley Research Center Liaison

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.

The LAA  ad hoc committee entitled Langley Retiree Knowledge Capture (LRKC) has been active since early 2019.  It is well known that former employees have a vast reservoir of past experience and expertise that may need to be accessible to Langley, other NASA Centers, and even outside organizations. This sub-committee has been exploring this matter and has initiated several related activities.  Members of the sub-committee are Marilyn Ogburn, Dan Palumbo, and Wayne Richie and they have been reporting their findings and progress to the Board.

All members of the LAA are encouraged to contact any member of this sub-committee with any ideas or suggestions. The primary point of contact is Marilyn Ogburn (meogburn2@cox.net).

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

Colloquium and Sigma Lectures – 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.

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

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

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

The Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame is looking for nominees and information is available here.

And Applications to nominate a candidate are available here.

Comments or Corrections to this website should be addressed to Duncan McIver @ skyemciver@gmail.com

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