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Kickoff | 40+ Acts of Kindness | 40th Anniversary Scholarship | Employee Picnic | Other Activities

SSAI celebrated its 40th Anniversary on April 4, 2017. We are grateful to our customers and partners who are constantly seeking new frontiers in science and technology, and we are proud to have contributed to over 150 Earth and space science missions. Most of all, we want to recognize the passionate, dedicated, and innovative SSAI employees that have made it all possible. Thank you all for making SSAI such a fantastic company now and for decades to come!

KICKOFF

April 4, 2017: SSAI kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration with a wonderful breakfast at the Goddard Recreation Center.  Executives from the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation and a representative from Senator Chris Van Hollen's office joined the festivities. 

April 11, 2017: The celebration continued in Virginia with Delegate Matthew James; Leonard Sledge, the Director of the Economic Development Department for the City of Hampton; and students and staff from Langley Elementary School taking part in the event. In keeping with tradition, SSAI leaders prepared omelets for the employees, which supplemented the extensive buffets featured at both breakfast events.

SSAI breakfast at NASA GSFC in Greenbelt, MD.
SSAI breakfast in Hampton, VA
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40+ ACTS OF KINDNESS

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, SSAI is especially excited to be giving back to the community as part of our 40+ Acts of Kindness initiative where employees volunteer their time and efforts to many worthy causes and local charities.Various events are planned throughout the year.

April 15, 2017: SSAI employees (including SSAI President Anoop Mehta and CFO Linda Aguirre) kicked off the first Act of Kindness by working to clean up a mile-long section of the Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail in Glendale, MD.

 

April 21, 2017: SSAI employees (including Vice President Rob Fleishauer) volunteered to keep the city of Hampton, VA clean and beautiful as part of the Adopt-A-Spot program. The company’s adopted area is from the NASA LaRC Badge and Pass Office to the Armistead Avenue traffic light.

Adopt-A-Spot VA
 

Stuff the Bus program at SSAI

April 28, 2017: As part of the YMCA “Stuff the Bus” program, SSAI employees in Lanham, MD and Hampton, VA collected games, balls, sports equipment, and other items to support the YMCA Summer Camp Program.

 

April 29, 2017: Bowl for Kids’ Sake – SSAI employees participated in a fundraiser to support Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Hampton Area.

 

May 2, 2017: A team of SSAI employees served lunch to over 300 men, women, and children at the SOME (So Others Might Eat) dining room located in NW, Washington DC.

 

May 6, 2017: A group of SSAI employees worked to freshen up the gardens at the Annapolis Wellness House.

 

 

 

May 18, 2017: SSAI employees worked to maintain the company's Adopt-A-Spot area in Hampton. Thanks to all of the participants! 

 


May 26, 2017: SSAI volunteers posted flags on the graves of veterans and their family members at the Hampton Veterans Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.

 

June 3, 2017: SSAI volunteers supported the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's “Clean the Bay Day." Thanks to all who participated!

 

 

June 10, 2017: SSAI volunteers handled dogs looking to find their forever homes at a Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation adoption event in Rockville, MD. Thanks to everyone who participated!

 





June 11, 2017
: SSAI volunteers repainted a room in the Parish Thrift Shop and Food Pantrylocated in Poquoson, VA.




June 22, 2017
: SSAI volunteers worked to maintain the company's Adopt-A-Spot area in Hampton, VA.


July 10-28, 2017
: Aaron Parker Food and Toiletry Drive

Aaron Parker Foundation logo

July 15, 2017: SSAI employees worked to clean up a mile-long section of the Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail in Glenn Dale, MD.

SSAI employees worked to clean up a mile-long section of the Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail in Glenn Dale, MD.

SSAI employees collected school supplies as part of our annual Back to School Drive to benefit C.T. Reed Elementary School in Maryland (right) and Langley Elementary in Virginia (left).

August 1-22: 
SSAI employees collected school supplies as part of our annual Back to School Drive to benefit C.T. Reed Elementary School in Maryland (right) and Langley Elementary in Virginia (left).

Several SSAI employees shared their love of astronomy with families at Sarah’s House, a transitional housing program in Fort Meade, MD supported by Catholic Charities. Children of all ages enjoyed viewing Saturn and the moon through three telescopes brought by astronomy enthusiasts Emily Aldoretta, Truman Wilson and Stephan Klene. Adriene Dickerson, Colleen Brooks, and Cathy Newman (with her two teenage helpers), served ice cream and led fun astronomy-related activities for the children, including creating constellations out of toothpicks and marshmallows and making “red flashlights” for star gazing. September 29, 2017: Several SSAI employees shared their love of astronomy with families at Sarah’s House, a transitional housing program in Fort Meade, MD supported by Catholic Charities.  Children of all ages enjoyed viewing Saturn and the moon through three telescopes brought by astronomy enthusiasts Emily Aldoretta, Truman Wilson and Stephan Klene.  Adriene Dickerson, Colleen Brooks, and Cathy Newman (with her two teenage helpers), served ice cream and led fun astronomy-related activities for the children, including creating constellations out of toothpicks and marshmallows and making “red flashlights” for star gazing.

SSAI employees volunteered to keep the city of Hampton, VA clean and beautiful as part of the Adopt-A-Spot program. The company’s adopted area is near the NASA Langley Research Center Badge and Pass Office.

September 21, 2017
:  SSAI employees volunteered to keep the city of Hampton, VA clean and beautiful as part of the Adopt-A-Spot program.  The company’s adopted area is near the NASA Langley Research Center Badge and Pass Office.

October 5: SSAI employees will sort and inspect nonperishable canned goods and other donated food items at the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank in Hampton, VA.

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40th ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP

As part of SSAI’s year-long 40th anniversary celebration, a new scholarship has been added to the company’s Dependent Scholarship Program, a program that awards merit-based scholarships to the dependents of SSAI employees that are pursuing bachelor’s degrees. The “40th Anniversary Scholarship” will be awarded this year to the nominee who best embodies SSAI’s commitment to community service and caring for the world in which we live.

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EMPLOYEE PICNIC

June 24, 2017: As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, SSAl hosted a company-wide picnic at Kings Dominion. SSAI employees, their families, and friends enjoyed a fun-filled day of rides, cooling off in the water park, and a delicious picnic lunch under beautiful sunny skies!

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OTHER ACTIVITIES


April 25, 2017: Congratulations to Bruce Altner for submitting the winning design to commemorate SSAI’s 40th anniversary! Special thanks go out to all of the employees who participated in the contest and to those who submitted creative designs; it was a close race!     

 

May 23, 2017: A celebration wrapping up the SSAI Corporate Relaxation Challenge was held in Lanham, MD and in Hampton, VA. Overall, 68 SSAI employees participated. Nineteen scored enough points to be eligible for the drawing to receive gift cards; our winners were Susan Raphael and Colleen Mikovitz.  In addition, 29 received water bottles or SSAI Wellness t-shirts, and all attendees enjoyed Rita’s Italian Ices. 





June 14, 2017:
SSAI employees participated in a skeet shooting event at the Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center!

SSAI employees and family members cheered on D.C. United as they played Toronto FC!

August 5, 2017: SSAI employees and family members cheered on D.C. United as they played Toronto FC!

SSAI employees and family members met at Nationals Park and watched the Nats play the New York Mets!







August 26, 2017:
SSAI employees and family members met at Nationals Park and watched the Nats play the New York Mets!

Employees boarded the privately chartered Spirit of Mount Vernon to celebrate SSAI's 40th anniversary.

September 12, 2017: Employees boarded the privately chartered Spirit of Mount Vernon to celebrate SSAI's 40th anniversary.

September 13, 2017: SSAI kicked off the football season with two tailgate parties.

SSAI kicked off the football season with two tailgate parties.
SSAI Pasadena employees celebrated the company's 40th anniversary at a group outing at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting in Burbank, CA.

September 18, 2017: SSAI Pasadena employees celebrated the company's 40th anniversary at a group outing at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting in Burbank, CA.

 
 
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