Norden Retirees Club
Next Membership Meeting
All retirees invited - member or not
Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Lunch Available after the meeting
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Sherwood Island (directions)
Please reserve by July 29
2016 Golf League Plays Every Tuesday
A block of 8:30 AM tee times are reserved for each Tuesday; teams are arranged as players arrive. Please contact Ed Smythe for further information at .
Norden had its beginnings in the company that developed and manufactured the Norden Bombsight of World War II fame. That tradition continued through 2013 with the development and manufacture of sophisticated airborne electronics systems. Pictured are some of the platforms hosting Norden radar, display and fire control systems. Over time the original Norden Laboratories Corporation became part of larger corporations. First there was United Technologies (formerly United Aircraft) then Westinghouse and finally Northrop Grumman Corporation. Along the way, the name was changed to Norden Systems and eventually Norden Systems was integrated into Northrop Grumman Corporation's Electronic Systems Sector. Norden closed it's doors at the end of 2013. All manufacturing and development moved to the Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems facility in Linthicum, MD. A company retrospective commemorating the years that we retirees have devoted to the Company can be found here.
The purpose of the Norden Retirees Club is to maintain contact with past and present employees of Norden; to encourage good fellowship among its members; to promote recreational, social, and community service activities; and to undertake any other worthwhile projects of interest to its members
This Web site contains information that is primarily of interest to Norden retirees, but also includes historical information that may be of interest to the general public.
Norden's Doors Are Closed, But We're Very Active
Over 200 of us from all over the country are enjoying the Club benifits. A quarterly Newsletter with loads of pictures, four luncheons per year, a dinner dance and don't forget this website. There are a lot of interesting photo's and facts available to non-members on the website and even more to members. If you are a former employee, retired or not, consider joining the club. It's only $10 year.
View the Movie
A 13 minute video story about the impact of the Norden Bombsight on WWII and a short biography of Carl Lucas Norden. View here.