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Orbital ATK Congratulates Winner of 2018 Marine Corps Aviation Association Award


GySgt. Jonathan E. Thornton Named Aviation Ground Marine of the Year

Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, congratulates GySgt. Jonathon E. Thornton of the Marine
Wing Support Squadron 372 for receiving the Marine Corps Aviation
Association's (MCAA) Jack W. Demmond award at the MCAA Annual Symposium.
The award, sponsored by Orbital ATK, recognizes the Aviation Ground
Marine of the Year and was established in honor of Lt. Col. Jack W.
Demmond, who served Marine Corps aviation with versatility and
distinction for more than 29 years. The award recognizes the most
outstanding contribution by a ground Marine serving with Marine
aviation. The recipients are Marines of all ranks who are nominated by
their superiors and vetted through Headquarters Marine Corps.

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GySgt Jonathon E. Thornton, Marine Wing Support Squadron - 372, is the recipient of the Jack W. Demm ...

GySgt Jonathon E. Thornton, Marine Wing Support Squadron - 372, is the recipient of the Jack W. Demmond award for Aviation Ground Marine of the Year. Presented by John Scheiner, Orbital ATK, 19 May 2018 at the MCAA National Convention and Reunion. (Photo: Business Wire)

"It is with great pleasure that we congratulate GySgt. Jonathan E.
Thornton for being recognized in a field of his peers of highly
successful and accomplished Marines," said Cary Ralston, Vice President
and General Manager of the Defense Electronic Systems Division of
Orbital ATK's Defense Systems Group. "Orbital ATK is honored to once
again partner with the MCAA to sponsor the Jack W. Demmond Award and
recognize GySgt. Jonathan E. Thornton's significant contributions to
keeping our nation safe."

For more information about the Marine Corps. Aviation Association awards

Orbital ATK's Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing
innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced
propulsion and hypersonics, missile components across air-, sea-
and land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.

About Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs approximately 14,000 people across the U.S. and in several
international locations. For more information, visit

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