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" r3t ?vm mmi B November 8, 2001 Military spouse receives student of Month honors Hilltop Times staff Dead-enlow paying jobs are something Nicole Clark is leaving behind. The Davis Applied Technology College student is close to finishing her Medical Assisting certification. Clark, a military spouse and Commissary stocker, has attended the Kaysville college for seven months. The Medical Assisting d, program is a one-ye- ar certificate, but because and she's applied herself, Clark will finish in nine months. Her initiative earned the working mom October Student of the Month honors at the college. She's hoping her efforts will also pay off financially and professionally each time the family travels to a new duty station. "I wanted a career because I got tired of looking for minimum wage jobs that get you nowhere (every time we moved)," she said. While traveling from base to base with Photo by Mary Galbralth her husband, Senior Airman James Clark For seven months Nicole Clark has hit the books to be a Medical Assistant. Her hard work will studying an 6 crew chief in the 421st Fighter off after she completes a 300 hour training session. her education opportunities pay Squadron have been limited. In Germany she said And while they were stationed in Georgia ical assisting program, there was a one-yeit was difficult to pursue a medical career. for 10 months near a college with a med waiting list to enter the program. it's after she arrived in Utah her told her about the college, and neighbor she applied for and received a Pell Grant and began attending classes. Because Clark's husband's schedule is constantly changing, she works her own around his to ensure someone is always available to pick up and care for their son. Clark says that's not easy when she's balancing schoolwork, parenting and a job. "I stock groceries at night. That's the hardest thing because sometimes I'm there until 2 a.m., so then to get up for school or now the clinic at 7:30-i- s hard," she said. But her hard work is paying off. Now that her schoolwork is completed. Clark will spend 300 hours in Layton's Tanner Clinic learning on the job. "Since I just started I'm doing a little bit of everything. Yesterday I listened to the switch line and made appointments and today I was in the chartroom," she said. "The first few days are a little boring, but after that you actually get to work in doctor's offices and draw blood and give shots." Clark plans to see how she enjoys medical assisting and may pursue a nursing degree at a later date. For more information on education opportunities on base and in the local community, call the Education Office at Ext. Not long by Mary Galbratth self-pace- d CD F-1- ar it hniTrTMiT-Tffcr- tk i Air Force Association honors top performers While the 8th annual Aircraft and Commodities Banquet was canceled due to force protection measures, 20 employees and a volunteer were still honored by their directorates. The yearly banquet, sponsored by the Air Force Associay Mountain Chapter, honors top performers tion's in the aircraft and commodities areas. Directorates represented are Aircraft, Mature and Proven Aircraft, Electronic, Logistics Management, Commodities and 6 Management. Maj. Gen. Scott C. Bergren, Ogden ALC commander, and Mountain Chapter president, Gary A. Strack, AFA honored the employees in each directorate on Nov. 1. A special award was given to Don Cazel, LI Director, for spearheading the event, and to Ernie DeNaughel and Carol Fraley for organizing and canceling the banquet. Top Performers honored were: Ute-Rock- F-1- MS Ute-Roc- Aircraft Directorate Capt. Theresa B. Humphrey, A-1- 0 A Mm jHr Aircraft Division. As the Aircraft Division Deputy she has increased aircraft production by 28 percent and reduced analytical condition inspections by 12 days, leading to an annual savings of more than $950,000. Judith K. Lutz, Resource Management Division. As Labor Relations officer, the directorate's Management-Unioshe has helped resolve more than 20 potential Unfair Labor Practice complaints before formal complaints were filed, saving $500,000 in payroll dollars. A-1- a ' - 0 m o t m i n Michael W. Saunders, Electronics Directorate. As the Electronic Integrated Systems Foreman in the Computer Iner-tiShop, his section maintained 100 percent effectiveness and completed major modifications on the Digital Flight Control computer. As a result of these modifications, the mean time on failures for that particular box was doubled and its run time increased, improving war readiness for the entire fleet. worldwide Glen H. Baker, Resource Management Division. Baker has been instrumental in the Have Glass II coating system His initiative to switch that is being evaluated on several to a low volatile organic compound primer is not only environmentally compliant but also saves more than $80000 per quarter. Full program approval could bring in more than 415,000 hours of additional workload to the 6 Paint Shop. Bruce L. Strong, Technical Repair Division. He is the lead painter in the Paint and Bead Blast Shop for the Structural Repair Branch, and continually strives to enhance workload productivity as well as making the workplace a healthier and safer environment for his Richard A. Trejos, Technical Repair Division. He is the Environmental Protection Specialist for the Technical Repair Division and ensures compliance and hazardous material management. During a inspection of hazardous waste sites, conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and State Hazardous Waste, his programs received zero write-upal Retired Air Force Col. Nate Mazer presents Jackie McDonough, Hill Aerospace Museum volunteer coordinator, the Nate Mazer Award for her work in promoting the Air Force tradition. Looking on are Maj. Gen. Scott Bergren, Ogden ALC commander and Gary A. Strack, AFA y Mountain Chapter president. F-1- 6 computational system. Terry Kilburn, LCSP. She is the point person responsible to ensure MAPA maintains disciplined human resource business practices. She is a consummate professional and her expertise, particularly in the area of labor relations, makes her invaluable to MAPA. s. F-1- Logistics Management Directorate F-1- 6 F-1- F-1- Commodities Directorate Vernon Dale Spears Jr., A-I- O Aircraft Division. He devised a process to assemble wire bundles on the bench before installing them on the aircraft, saving close to $800 annually. He rearranged and combined several maintenance tasks, improving the overall flow of the production line, saving four days on the line and more than $1.5 million per year. Bobbi A. Medina, Technical Repair Division. She was the driving force behind the initiations to implement improvements to correct 6 inlet ring problems, while continuing to provide quality products without delay to the customer. When bids came back for the center wing refurbishment workload for 250 hours she came back with a remarkable bid savof 75 hours, which resulted in phenomenal high-dollings. Aircraft Division. Devising new Jay S. Stone, and time initiatives, he saved over $31,000 saving processes by developing a set of flight control covers to help eliminate the possibility of overspray. His efficient training of new hires, further reduced paint flow times from eight days to four. B-1- B C-- 5, F-1- 6, ued at $9 million. Jeanette Moklofsky, Landing Gear Division. She has F-1- A-1-0 ar A-I- O Mature and Proven Aircraft Directorate Patty Lankford, LCXA. She optimistically stepped up to taking over many of the responsibilities of the RCO while the area was short handed, displaying superior knowledge of the 1 improved processes within the Landing Gear Division by start-in-g the monthly stand-u- p meeting between the Supply Chain Management and Depot Maintenance, which provides the interface for production status, equipment problems, MICAPS, customer issues for all the weapon systems within the Landing Gear Division. Michael Bodin, Commodities Division. He is directly responsible for shop layout, equipment setup and operation, hiring of all direct personnel, and insuring production is on time and meets all the terms of the transition contract. Since the beginning of FY01 he has increased his effectiveness from an average of 90.6 percent to 106.2 percent, yield from 1171.5 to 1599.2, output per man-dafrom 4.8 to 6.7 and Year To Date hourly rate with material to $5.80 under budget. Allen Sigler, Power Systems Division. He has been y Force-Contra- F-1- Toni Hoffman, Program Control Division. As the LI Tool Control Monitor, she identified problem areas in each division and worked with each division tool control point of contact. As a result, LI received accolades from the MSEP Team on how well our Tool Control program is working. Pamela Giles, Contracting Management Division. She has been instrumental in developing acquisition approaches for the purchase of critical tooling, valued at more than valued at $14 mil$7 million; load control valves for the vallion; and an incoming reconnaissance system for the s. and coordinated a Standardization and Evaluation Process that helped prepare LI for the actual MSEP evaluation. Teams were able to 60 areas within LI providing management with a better feel as to where their efforts could best be concentrated. Howard Crane, Technical Support Division. He is responsible for the transition of workloads from both contract and other government installations and serves on many interworking groups. agency and Air pre-inspe- ct A. William McCreary, LGFAC. He is the chief of the Core Avionics Section of the Logistics Operations Division. He and his team resolved a major 6 fleet mission capability rate problem caused by the Head-u- p Display. Through his creative problem solving, an average of 42 additional 6 aircraft per month are available for worldwide missions. no-noti- the focal point in converting 130 tool boxes that came from San Antonio, and used his expertise to lead LIPR to tool control. He worked closely with TI to ensure proper tool listings, and oversaw the and remarking of tools. John Li tan ski, Quality Services Division. He planned ct Management Directorate 6 Gregory E. Lazalere, YPVS. As the Program Manager for the 6 brake modification program, he has overcome numerous barriers over the past years in fielding, a braking system. This new system will dramatically improve the operational capabilities of the Warfighter and save the Air Force an estimated $40 million. In addition, the Nate Mazer Award was presented to Jackie McDonough, a Hill Aerospace Museum volunteer, for her work in promoting the Air Force Tradition. Mazer was the original recipient as he represented the model volunteer for which the award was intended. McDonough is the only Air Force volunteer coordinator that is a volunteer herself, and has served in this position for 10 years. She has contributed 18,290 hours of her time for 14 yeas, and the volunteers she's recruited have donated 250,225 hours at the museum. The payroll savings equate to $2,502,250. Several corporate sponsors purchased tables for the bany quet, which is the primary annual fundraiser for the AFA Mountain Chapter. The contributions enable the AFA to support the military. Sponsors helping the chapter include the Ben Lomond Hotel in Ogden, ARINC, BAE Systems, the Boeing Company, General Dynamics, Heroux Devtek Inc., F-1- anti-ski- d state-of-the-- F-1- 6 Ute-Rock- Lear Siegler Services Inc., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Northrup Grumman - Information Technologies (Logicon), Raytheon Aerospace Support Services, Sargent Fletcher, Smith Industries - Fairchild Defense and Southwest Research Institute.