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Planning Ahead!

  • May 12, 11 AM: Roseville Good Old Days at the Mermaid in Moundsview
  • May 19, 11 AM: Syttende Mai at Casper's in Eagan
  • June 14, 3:30 PM: Picnic at Highland Park in St. Paul
  • August 10, 2:00 PM: River Cruise in Mpls.
  • Sept 13, 1:30 PM: Open House at UNISYS in Eagan.
  • Nov 17, 11 AM: Unihogs/ Uniturkeys at Casper's in Eagan
  • Dec 7, 11 AM: Annual UNIVAC Old Timers' Reunion at the Lost Spur in Eagan

See Social Activities for info, registrations, etc.

Board Meetings:

June 7, 10 AM at UNISYS in Eagan
August 2, 10 AM at the Roseville Library
October 4, 10 AM at UNISYS in Eagan
December 6, 10 AM at tbd.
Electronically 1st week of each 'odd' month.

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Members are retirees, former employees, spouses, and retirement eligible employees of Unisys, Lockheed Martin (LMCO), and their Twin Cities legacy companies. Join us?


  • Last walk through: Sue C. and Chuck L. will host a last visit w/cake and refreshments for former employees of the UNISYS Roseville facility on June 15, time is tbd. [4/22/17]
  • From Dale Weeks: A brief update to inform you of the progress on our Minnesota Computer History Initiative over the last 6 months. [4/14/17]
  • May 6, 7:30 PM - See image at the right. This chorus began as the Sperryaires in the 60s. [4/13/17]
  • Now available for downloading; the February and the March articles for the month - see [4/7/2017]
  • From Tricia Myhre: A TV story on the news this past week was about the last four P-3s which left Hawaii on Thursday for Whidbey Island: UNIVAC/Sperry/UNISYS/LMCO personnel worked on P-3 associated projects/programs from 1965 through 2012! [3/5/2017]
  • Hans Neukom is currently researching the ATECO (Automation of Telegram Exchange with COmputers) project of the Swiss PTT in the early 1970s. The ATECO contract was given to the Swiss subsidiary of UNIVAC; the ATECO configuration used three UNIVAC 418-II computers working in parallel to achieve a very high reliability. If you have any experience(s) with this system of 418s or with the '418 sister' computers UNIVAC type 1218/1219, please email us a note. [3/5/2017]
  • Former air force space and missile officer Joseph T. Page II seeks assistance documenting the un-classified aspects of the Air Force Satellite Control Facility in Sunnyvale CA ("Blue Cube", "The Stick", Sunnyvale AFS).  If you are willing to add your experiences, email us for a copy of the outline.  His 2016 book at included some of the UNIVAC/Sperry experiences at Johnston Island.  [3/5/2017]
  • Un-retire or grandchild entering the work force? Lockheed Martin has launched a competitive hiring campaign for IT, Engineers, IT Project Managers, and Cyber Security positions throughout the United States and Internationally. Referrals from former Lockheed Martin  or UNISYS employees are welcome! Contact Calvetta Phair. [1/22/2017]
  • Site Redesign: Please be patient as we reconstruct this entire site for ease of reading with smart phones, etc. Note, some page tabs will link to prior style and structure. If a button/tab/link doesn't work for you, send a note -
    The new Cascading Style Sheet controls the style and fonts all pages; for example, if some text is in blue, that is a link to another page, pdf document, or an email address. Many pages will have prior format until conversions are completed.  I hope to be done and have a celebration 'beer' at the June 14th picnic. LABenson! [1/26/2017]
  • UBBRG last Newsletter: The Unisys Blue Bell Retirees' Group final newsletter is linked from our newsletter page. [12/20/2016]

*Contact webmaster to post items in this section; next update planned for 5/7 - item posting date in brackets.

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