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John Haak and his wife Kim (whose father, Ken Pommerenck, worked for Link from 1953 to 1986) would like to find photos of Link employees at work with the Gemini flight simulators. If anyone has such photos, or has found the way to obtain declassified NASA photos please contact them at mtnparson [at] They hope to find the way to do this so that other Link employee families might see what their dad's did for the USA Space program. (4/9/2021)

There has been an announcement that CAE will acquire the L3Harris military training unit. This includes a bunch of flight simulation work, including what it called "Link". See here for one article on it.

The CAE announcement is here. The L3Harris announcement is here.

A Fox News writeup is here.

Larry Wall commented

I actually lost track years ago the state of Link ownership. I see in this article that mostly recently L3 (that Link was part of?) merged with Harris Corp to form L3Harris. I recall Harris had numerous division back in the 80s/90s including military electronics but they also owned the Computer systems Division that we all loved so much that made those wonderful 24-bit super mini HX000 models that utilized the high speed and revolutionary data communication method of shared memory. I guess Harris figured out multi-access cloud computing before Al Gore even invented the internet. Maybe the Canadians will resume the pension payments, eh.



Ion Deaton has published a new book:   "Tales from Appalachia's Ionic One"

His description is:

From the land of soaring Appalachian mountains, come wonderful true stories of the hardy folk that this beautiful but sometimes harsh region has nurtured.

I wrote it mainly for my descendents but am offering it to the general public to see it. It has significant mass market appeal. The book includes a total of about one hundred stand-alone tales from the seven time periods to make for more interesting reading.


Dennis Koranik has published a new SF book:
"From Lightning to the Light"
Take a look at it. The Amazon description is:

This fast-paced science fiction story for young and old includes time travel, a teenage girl superhero, and romance. It encourages continual reliance on God. The story takes place over a 500-year time span.

Dennis says "He wrote the book mainly for science fiction lovers that don't like being bombarded with aliens and dark forces. The people that like the book the best seem to be children 10-15 due to the superhero content. A lot of present day topics are covered and it provides parents a way to break the ice and talk to their children about issues that they would normally have a hard time to talk about. Children also don't like stories that are too long (given their fascination with Instant Messaging). It all started when I was trying to teach my children about writing essays and short stories. The rest is history."


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Prudential (Singer-Link)

Lockheed Martin has purchased a group annuity (Contract Number 48108) from Prudential to provide continuing monthly retirement payments of your Singer-Link pension.

If you have not received mailings from Prudential, call Prudential at 1-800-621-1089

Respond to the prompts by saying “Operator” and then “Pension”

When prompted, enter your SSN and PIN

If you do not have a PIN, say “I don’t have it”; you will be asked to say/enter your date of birth, ZIP Code and select an 8- to 10-digit PIN


You will then be connected with a representative



Lockheed-Martin (Singer-Link)

The following information is provided for past reference only and is no longer actively supporting your Singer-Link pension
(this section will be deleted from this website after 12/31/2020)

If you receive the Summary Annual Reports from Lockheed Martin each year, the Singer Pension Plan is Plan 023 Lockheed Martin Corporation Retirement Income Plan III. This plan previously was Plan 041 and was merged into the current plan on 12/31/99.

Have a Question?
By Phone: Call the Lockheed Martin Employee Service Center (LMESC) toll-free at 866-562-2363. Overseas employees may call (201) 242-4397. TDD services are available at 800-TDD-TDD4. Representatives will assist you from 8am - 8pm, Monday - Friday, ET. To access the LMESC, please have your “Social Security number” and “PIN” available.

Online: You may also use the online contact feature to send a message to the Lockheed Martin Employee Service Center. Log in with your “Social Security number” and “PIN”, then choose Contact Us at the top of the page. A new enrollee most likely has to call first and LM will mail them a PIN.

Click here to Access this website:
Then select Lockheed Martin Service Center

Login with your Social Security Number (SSN) and PIN
NOTE: You probably received your PIN in a letter from Lockheed Martin in December 2001. If you do not know your PIN, try the last four digits of your SSN. If that does not work, enter your SSN and select Request Your PIN. The PIN will be mailed to your address of record.

After you login, select Contact Us at the top of the page and submit your questions regarding Pension Information to receive information specific to your pension. As an alternative, you may call the toll-free number at 1-866-562-2363 or mail any questions to the address provided:

Lockheed Martin Employee Service Center
P.O. Box 462
Little Falls, NJ 07424

You may also select Pension Information from the Selection Menu and navigate the site for additional information.

Raytheon (CAE)

Click here to access this web site:

Your default PIN is the month and day of your birth plus the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Example: If your birthday is February 27 and your SSN is 123-45-6789, your default PIN is 02276789. Once you login with your default PIN you will be required to change your PIN. After you complete some basic profile information you will have access to the benefit information.

If additional information is required or as an alternative to the website, call 800-358-1231.


This file last modified on April 07, 2021