Retiring

By: chief5130
7/19/2019 6:23 AM

After just over 40 years, I am pulling the plug today and retiring from Northrop Grumman (Originally a Grumman employee).

We will be leaving Florida and moving to Chesapeake Va. and having a home built.
By next Tuesday we will be in Va. awaiting the completion of our new home.
A big plus is we will be 72 miles to our beach cottage instead of 825 Thumbs up .

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By: OBX_Kool
7/19/2019 6:25 AM

Congrats!

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By: PaulOinMA
7/19/2019 8:00 AM

Congratulations!

Neat that you are Grumman. My dad was at Republic from the mid-1950s until 1965. I was born on LI. We moved to CT in 1965 when dad moved to Sikorsky and stayed there until retirement in 1979.

One of the guys from my former church that I have coffee with Friday mornings (except this week; they're on a mission trip to ME) retired from Lockheed Martin here in MA (missiles). He goes in some days to work for them post-retirement from full-time employment.

I'll post some pictures of dad's stuff that you might like.

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By: chief5130
7/19/2019 8:37 AM

This is a photo of a much younger me sitting in an F-14 with the tail of an EF-111 in the background. This was taken in Calverton, but I worked in Bethpage most of the time.



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By: jfalba
7/19/2019 8:38 AM

Congrats, I see you have a home in Corolla. May I ask why you are leaving Florida to retire? I know a few years ago I took my teenage daughter to see Florida beaches. She was NOT impressed because of the crowds plus we had horrible rainy weather for 10 days. We went through Jacksonville, St Augustines, drive through Orlando to eventually get to Sarasota and Siesta Key. When I was young there were no crowds...

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By: Sandglass
7/19/2019 8:55 AM

Congrats! What a great career and transition to a new phase. We hope to not be far behind you. We’ve recently had a few friends relocate to their cottages in Southern shores too.

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By: Will
7/19/2019 9:23 AM

Congratulations Chief. 40 years is a long time to work for the same employer. Enjoy your well deserved retirement and let us know how the new house is coming along.

Cheers,
Will

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By: obxmini
7/19/2019 9:40 AM

Congratulations!! Fish Rainbow

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By: PaulOinMA
7/19/2019 9:45 AM

Great picture!

We lived in Bethpage! 23 Dennis Lane. Small world!

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By: OBX754
7/19/2019 9:54 AM

So happy for you! Wishing you the best!

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By: tilly
7/19/2019 10:09 AM

Well done, congratulations. Enjoy your family time and relaxed lifestyle.

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By: chief5130
7/19/2019 10:33 AM

Congrats, I see you have a home in Corolla. May I ask why you are leaving Florida to retire? I know a few years ago I took my teenage daughter to see Florida beaches. She was NOT impressed because of the crowds plus we had horrible rainy weather for 10 days. We went through Jacksonville, St Augustines, drive through Orlando to eventually get to Sarasota and Siesta Key. When I was young there were no crowds...

jfalba


Florida has been very good to us. We have been here for 20 years now. We are moving because both of our kids moved to the Norfolk area so we want to be close to them. The beaches where we are near here in Melbourne are not often crowded. We got the house in Corolla because it was about halfway between NY and Florida so family can meet up there for vacations.

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By: JimmyZ
7/19/2019 11:22 AM

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the stress free retirement club. Good luck with the new home.

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By: Alexy
7/19/2019 3:10 PM

Congratulations and happy retirement!

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By: J4yDubs
7/19/2019 3:29 PM

Congrats on the retirement!

John

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By: judyk
7/19/2019 3:32 PM

Congrats! Party

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By: Staggerlee
7/19/2019 4:23 PM

Do you need a 54 year old yardboy? I work cheap.

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By: beachbumz
7/20/2019 10:37 AM

I retired 10 months ago and have been to the outer banks 3 time already. Welcome to the club!

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