Northrop Grumman Announced as Presenting Sponsor of American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes

The first televised awards show honoring our military heroes of ALL generations

Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Veterans Center (AVC) is proud to announce that Northrop Grumman will once again serve as the presenting sponsor of the Emmy-winning American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes on the evening of October 28th in Washington, DC.  This event, hosted by Bear Grylls (a British Special Air Services veteran and television host), honors the heroes who have served in conflicts from WWII to present day, and all have demonstrated valor, honor and sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. 

“Northrop Grumman is delighted again to join in supporting this wonderful event to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who have given so much in service to our country,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, Northrop Grumman vice president of global corporate responsibility, and president, the Northrop Grumman Foundation.  “The American Valor event pays a well-deserved tribute to our military men and women across generations who protect our nation and help preserve our way of life.” 

Northrop Grumman’s Chris McGrath, Business Development Representative, will help present the Lilian Keil Award for Women’s Contributions to the Military to the featured honoree, Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar. Maj. Hegar is the second woman to ever receive the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device for her heroic actions when the Medevac mission she was flying in Afghanistan went down. 

The event will be filmed for a special television broadcast, and is the first televised awards show for our nation’s military heroes spanning multiple generations.  American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes will be nationally syndicated to over 100 million households worldwide including WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles and WLS in Chicago and is being broadcast to our troops serving around the world and on Navy ships at sea on American Forces Network.  American Valor will be filmed the evening of October 28 in Washington, DC.  For more information, visit, or contact Kenny Cunningham at 

The American Veterans Center created American Valor as an awards show to recognize those who deserve it the most and we are once again grateful for Northrop Grumman’s strong support for this great event,” says James Roberts, President of the AVC. “It really shows their commitment to our veterans and our military.”

For a complete list of honorees for American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes, please visit:


About the American Veterans Center: The American Veterans Center (AVC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of our military personnel. The Veterans Day events are held annually in Washington D.C. For more information, visit


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