|Paper||Hill Air Force Base Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Hill Air Force Base Newspapers|
1' B2 H.i.'cp T,e$ LIFETIMES May 24, 1991 wiiras May set aside as Asian-Pacif- SSgt. Richard H. Williams, a maintenance mechanic in the remotely piloted vehicle operations section of the 6514th Test Squadron, was selected as the recipient of the 1990 Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award as the Outstanding Missile Maintenance ic American Month Technician-Supervisor- . Sergeant Williams' outstanding maintenance COMMENTARY knowledge, experience and technical abilities have proven invaluable in the performance of maintenance on the unique Air Force remotely piloted vehicle's capability. His dedication has led to many RPVs for the successful missions using the AGM-3Navy's AEGIS Combat Sea Qualification Trials, his nomination package states. "As head technician on several deployments, he ensured a 100 percent reliability rate for RPVs, meeting all mission requirements with rninimum down time after mission completion," it states. "He to become the liaison between was also RPV maintenance and the 6514th's propulsion shop by Kay Watanabe PaaJ'C Islander Program manager 4 More than 130 Asian-PacifiAmericans at Hill AFB are remembered during May for their loyalty, dedication and contributions to society. More than four million Americans trace their ancestry to Asia and the Pacific Islands. A large number came to the United States from China, India, Korea and the Philippines following the adoption of the Immigration Act of 1965. Southeast Asian refugees came to America be tween 1975 and 1980 under the Refugee Resetc hand-picke- d to perform RPV engine maintenance and is credited with establishing a section bench stock and operating stock system to enhance mission support." Because of his concern over the loss of costly Air Force assets that were being damaged by salt water during ocean recovery, the sergeant developed and decontamination procedures. Worktested ing closely with the Navy's Small Target Test Facility at the Pacific Missile Test Center, he wrote and implemented decontamination procedures unique to the operations of the 6514th. "His innovative ideas and implementation of his processes have saved the Air Force $680,000 for 1990 alone," his nomination states. He also streamlined the RPV maintenance work center Core Automated Maintenance System equipment and aircraft tracking subsystems. This procedure provided for a more accurate inspection and condition status of all assigned assets. in-dep- th Air Force recognizes manager tlement program. The history of this group is one which speaks proudly of the accomplishments and contributions of its members. The areas of art, literature, industry, science, agriculture and commerce have all been enriched by their contributions. The largest Asian groups include Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Asian Indians, Koreans and Vietnamese. The largest Pacific Islander groups come from Hawaii, Samoa and Guam. Asian-PacifiAmericans have also joined in the struggle for freedom and opportunity. They have actively worked, fought and died in defense of this nation. In Utah, Asian and Pacific Islander comprise 1 percent of the total population. To commemorate Asian-PacifiAmeican Month, the Crosswinds Restaurant, Bldg. 230, will be serving an Oriental plate for lunch on Janene Gandee, Hill AFB's Air Force Suggestion Program supervisor, was named as Suggestion Program Manager of the Year at both Air Force Logistics Command level and Air Force-widMs. Gandee has worked for the Air Force for 25 years, and has always been involved in the Suggestions and Incentive Awards programs. She has received many other awards in the past: AFLC Suggestion Program Manager of the Year in 1981, 1985, 1987 and 1989. She also received a certificate of appreciation in 1989 for a Pacer Integrate initiative And in 1990, Hill's suggesadopted Air Force-widtion office was recognized as the best office and most improved office in AFLC. Ms. Gandee manages six employees in her office. She and her staff lead the Ogden Air Logistics Center Suggestion Program in the number of receipts and adoptions processed, with $314,210 in awards given out. "Her genuine interest in individual suggesters and e. c e. c Wednesday. w owotq immBmMMm if RVIC LAYTOM LU their problems leaves no doubt as to her belief in quality service. The result has been continuing support and participation in a highly visible suggestion program," her nomination package states. Ms. Gandee's cooperation does not just extend to giving assistance when required by her commander, AFLC or the Air Force. She has twice been requested by representatives of the State of Utah to brief them on development and implementation of a state program. On many occasions she personally assists civilian or military contributors to improve their suggestions that may otherwise be ineligible. She actively works for suggestions of quality. She also personally ensures a suggester is given the full, fair consideration in awarding actions. Under Ms. Gandee's direction, the local suggestion program is constantly looking for new ideas and testing new and better procedures, it states. ran 2056 No. Hill Field Rd. (12 mile so. of South Gate Hill AFB) 776-400- 0 THE "QUICK CHANGE ARTISTS" World Class World Class Protection" Protection- 115 POINT OIL CHANGE) Coroe oi op to 5 qts Cr-ec- aifierentioi uo to Creek Check & fin & fin Creek power s'eenng b'oke fluid & baery fiH Check breather element fill washer fluid Ul transmission Check Check tire pressure Complete lubrication or. cor or truck Vacuum interior Cor wash . Check ri fitter & fill Charge 1 Id Check cvr filter Check belts & hoses i i 10 MINUTE OIL CHANGE LUBE, OIL ! 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