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  • S ALVO “Service to the Line, On the Line, On Time”Vol. 12, No. 7 U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, NY July 31, 2012 Manufacturing experts from across the nation converge on Watervliet Photos by John B. Snyder Story on page 3, see What we do well...
  • Page 2 Salvo July 31, 2012 Turning off all non-essential lighting and power will not only put less strain on our electrical grid, it may also save us money. If we can lower our electrical consumption on high demand days, National Commander’s Grid may give us a credit. So please, turn off lights, fans, and other power draining devices when you are the last person to leave a room. And, if you don’t need Corner the lights, don’t turn them on. And while I’m talking about taking action to improve our workplace in regards to electrical Major news media outlets reported earlier this consumption, we cannot miss taking othermonth that this year has been the hottest year on opportunities to improve our workplace during thisrecord for the United States. But you don’t have to year’s Annual Shutdown.tell that to those of us who have recently experiencedrolling power outages at the Arsenal due to weather A bit of a misnomer, we truly don’t shut downand to our infrastructure. From office worker because most of the workforce will remain at workto machinist, we have all been touched by the 30 July to 3 August. Nevertheless, this period of timeextraordinary hot summer that won’t seem to give us gives us a great opportunity to conduct a thoroughrelief. maintenance scrub of all of our work areas, to include the machine shops, while we have reduced Thankfully, we have two great electricians by the manufacturing operations.names of Benjamin Dedjoe and Jim Uram who havethrown themselves into a nearly 24-hour, 7-day-a- So, start planning now on what you can and willweek operation keeping power supplied to our critical do during this year’s annual shutdown to improve ouroperations. In fact the entire Public Works staff has operational space. The maintenance that we conductrallied in the wee hours of the night, with the support may not only make our workplaces safer, but also mayof our Emergency Services, to repair old lines and to make our machines more reliable. Both add to ourkeep the factory running. bottom line. They have also moved up a critical and significant Please enjoy the rest of the summer, export thoseupgrade to our electrical system to mitigate any future safe habits and take them home. When you get back,disruptions to our electrical grid. Quite simply, well Look for IT, Find IT, and help us Fix IT!done! But managing our energy conservation doesn’t Mark F. Migaleddireside with just Benjamin and Jim, we all have a part Commandingin this effort. Manufacturer 6Commander, Col. Mark F. Migaleddi The Arsenal Salvo is an authorized monthly publication for members of the DepartmentPublic Affairs Officer, John B. Snyder of Defense. Contents of the Salvo are not necessarily the official views of, or an endorse-Editor, John B. Snyder ment by the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, orPhotographer: John B. Snyder the Watervliet Arsenal.Arsenal Facebook Page @ News may be submitted for publication by sending articles to Public Affairs Officer, 1 Buffington Street, Bldg. 10, Watervliet, NY 12189, or stop by office #102, Bldg. 10,http://on.fb.me/sq3LEm Watervliet Arsenal. The editor may also be reached at (518) 266-5055 or by e-mail: john.b.snyder.civ@mail.mil. The editor reserves the right to edit all information submitted for publication.
  • Page 3 Salvo July 31, 2012What we do well: Build cannons, relationships By John B. Snyder students know that they will have a job when they graduate, it is hard not to become excited. Nearly 100 U.S. manufacturing leaders and educators John Zayhowski, the Arsenal’s apprentice programconverged on the Watervliet Arsenal for two days this supervisor and who was the action officer for themonth to learn more about how a government-owned Arsenal’s participation in this conference, said the returnand –operated manufacturing center operates. What on the Arsenal’s investment to support the four-dayset these tours off as being different from previous conference exceeded expectations.tours is that these visitors have a strong background in “This was truly a great event for us because wemanufacturing. rarely have an opportunity to showcase the Arsenal’s The tours were set up as part of the Haas Technical manufacturing capabilities, as well as its nearly 200-Education Center year manufacturingConference that history, to such awas conducted at large and diversethe Hudson Valley group of people whoCommunity College have a manufacturingin Troy, N.Y., and the background,”attendees represented: Zayhowski said.manufacturing- And tying intorelated companies the education themesuch as the Sandvik of the conference,Coromant Company the Arsenal’sfrom New Jersey to involvement withGeneral Electric’s the Hudson ValleyGlobal Research in Community CollegeNiskayuna, N.Y.; Photo by John B. Snyder transcends justhigher education Machinist Norman Christie working the tube press to much excitement by the tour the four days of attendees. If you look close, you will see the bend in the tube. Arsenal apprentice the conference,institutions Brant Wert, center in blue shirt, explaining why the Arsenal puts its tubes throughsuch as Arizona this procedure. Zayhowski said.State University The Arsenal has aPolytechnic and Purdue University; and national and nearly 10-year relationship with the community collegeinternational manufacturing associations such as the to develop machinists for the future via an apprenticeSociety of Manufacturing Engineers and the National training program.Tooling and Machining Association. “We have a tremendous relationship with Hudson Drew Matonak, the president of Hudson Valley Valley,” Zayhowski said. “Due to the extensive fourCommunity College and host for the conference, opened years of classroom study and 8,000 hours of hands-onthe “Growing Your Manufacturing Education Triangle” training, the Arsenal and Hudson Valley are able to turnconference by saying that it has been hard to get students out some of the best new machinists in the country.”excited about manufacturing. Despite his assessment, During the two days of tours, Zayhowski put severalMatonak then painted a picture of recent positive growth. of his apprentices in front of conference attendees to “Seven years ago, we had five students in the lead the tours or to explain a machining activity thatmanufacturing program,” Matonak said. “This coming they were performing. Due to the apprentices’ vastschool year we will have about 40 students, which knowledge of every Arsenal machining operation andmaxed out our day and evening courses.” their expertise on critical machining where tolerances Matonak said that companies, such as the Watervliet they were working with were measured in theArsenal and General Electric, have help create the recent thousandths of an inch, the apprentices truly delivered arise in student interest in manufacturing-related studies powerful message that Arsenal machinists can machineby coming through with the sponsorship for nearly 50 anything from large caliber guns to something as small apercent of this year’s incoming freshmen class. When quarter.
  • Page 4 Salvo July 31, 2012 Arsenal Commander doesn’t kid around with questioning By John B. Snyder About 45 children, ranging 5-14 years-old, partici- pate in the Arsenal’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation To see the Watervliet Arsenal commander dance or MWR summer camp program that started in lateand weave through an onslaught of questions dur- June and ends in late August. Some of the childrening his recent visit to one of his operational areas this have been coming here for five years and several ofmonth brought chuckles to many who observed this the camp’s counselors have also made the Arsenal partspectacle and giggles to those who asked the ques- of their summer for many years.tions. “It is such a pleasure to work with a great team and No one ever said that com- the kids are unbelievably greatmand was easy and when someone kids,” said Jennifer Lewicki whoasked Col. Mark F. Migaleddi is in her third year working at thejust what he does every day, a summer camp.thinner-skinned commander may Lewicki, who teaches 10thhave cringed and buckled from the grade at Colonie High School,pressure — but not Migaleddi. He added that there is a special in-simply smiled and responded back nocence with such a young groupto the seven-year-old child. that is very refreshing to her. “My job is to ensure that we Fellow camp counselor, Laurolmanufacture products that will im- Bartlett, echoed Lewicki’s com-prove the chances of our soldiers ments.coming home safely and to pro- “I have been working the Arse-vide protection to everyone on the nal’s summer camp for five yearsarsenal to include you,” Migaleddi and it truly has been great to seesaid to the inquisitive child. the kids grow,” Bartlett said. “In During a 20-minute visit to the many ways, the kids are like fam-Arsenal’s Summer Camp program, ily to me.”Migaleddi provided an overview Bartlett, who will be teachingof what the Arsenal does to sup- at Rensselaer Park Elementaryport the warfighter, as well as an- School this fall, said the kidsswered questions that ranged from come in every day excited aboutMigaleddi’s personal life to what what we are going to do that day,color does the other team wear. as well as have a great sense ofThe other team in this question Photo by John B. Snyder humor.referred to the uniform that is worn Grace Almeida patiently question during the Col. Mark F. Migaleddi a waits her turn to ask The thought of spending a sum-by those who are fighting against commander’s visit to the Arsenal summer camp mer with a teacher is not whatU.S. troops in Afghanistan. program in July. most kids would yearn for, but One of Migaleddi’s more inter- here it is different.esting responses came from a question regarding if he “I love coming here and I don’t know what I wouldalways wanted to be a Soldier. be doing if I couldn’t attend the summer camp,” said “When I was a kid, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer Marissa Martinez, who is in her fifth year of attendingbecause I loved to swim,” Migaleddi said to an audi- summer camps at the Arsenal. “The counselors partici-ence that seemed delighted by his response. “In theend, however, I decided to follow in my father’s foot-steps and make a career in the Army.” Story continues on page 5, see Camp
  • Page 5 Salvo July 31, 2012Camp cont.pate in all activities with us and they make sure that no kids areleft out.” As Martinez shifted the conversation to the future, her broadsmile disappeared. “Because of my age, this is the last year that I may attendthe Arsenal’s summer camp,” Martinez said. “I hope thatsomeone can make an exception because I can’t imagine asummer without coming here.” This is the fifth year the Arsenal has offered a summer campprogram to its workforce and in just a few years, the camp hasgrown from about 20 kids to nearly 50, said Kyle Buono, theArsenal’s summer camp su-pervisor. “This is a great inex-pensive program that offersweekly field trips to such Top Right: “I love coming here and Iactivities as tubing and don’t know what I would be doing ifrafting, visiting the Bronx I couldn’t attend the summer camp,” said Marissa Martinez,who is in her fifthZoo in New York City, and year of attending summer camps at theattending a minor league Arsenal.baseball game,” Buono Center Top: Col. Mark F. Migaleddi, thesaid. Watervliet Arsenal commander, fielding Buono said the Arsenal’s tough questioning by the Arsenal’s summer camp kids who ranged in agesummer camp program is 5-14.probably the best value inthe community for a safe Center Bottom: From left, Jennifer Lewicki and Laurol Bartlett are two ofand fun place for kids in the the six summer camp counselors thatsummer. provide oversight of the program for up At a weekly rate that to 45 children daily.may be as low as $40 to no Bottom right: Col. Mark F. Migaleddi,more than $110, parents right, accepting the U.S. National Flagcan drop off their kids at that was created by the children who are part of the Arsenal’s summer camp6:30 a.m. and pick them up program.at 4:45 p.m. All activities,to include field trips, are Photos by John B. Snyderincluded in the cost. Whenthe kids aren’t on a fieldtrip, they are swimming,doing crafts, or playinggames. But what may be the best value to the parents isthat the kids are at most a 10-minute walk from theirworkplace. On any given lunch period, parents areoften seen having lunch with their kids. As Migaleddi started to walk away from his ses-sion with the kids, he looked back once more at theswimming pool that was just a few feet away. Itseemed as if he imagining what could have been ifonly he had become a dolphin trainer.
  • Page 6 Salvo July 31, 2012 Photo provided by the Arsenal Museum On May 9, 1962, Watervliet Arsenal honored Brig. Gen. Stephen Vincent Benét and his son, Col. James Walker Benét, by naming Building 40, the Arsenal’s Research and Development Center, the Benét Laboratories. The ceremony was at- tended by dignitaries (L to R) Rosemary Carr Benét, the colonel’s daughter-in-law; Maj. Gen. H. F. Bigelow, deputy chief of the Ordnance Department; Laura Benét, the general’s granddaughter, and Col. Keith T. O’Keefe, Watervliet Arsenal Commander. Benét Laboratories Dedicated Fifty Years Ago By Mark KoziolFifty years ago, in the spring of 1962, the Watervliet Arsenal celebrated its rich heritage of innovative weapons researchand development when it renamed Building 40 in honor of the Benét military family. The Benét Laboratories wasnamed in honor of Brig. Gen. Stephen Vincent Benét (1827-1895) and his son, Col. James Walker Benét (1857-1928).Together, in their own unique ways, father and son worked intensely to keep Watervliet Arsenal relevant and productiveduring the lean years following major wars. In 1878, Gen. Benét, while working in Washington, D. C. as Chief ofOrdnance, lobbied Congress vigorously and successfully to not privatize the Arsenal. While commander of the Arsenalfrom 1919 to 1921, Col. Benét’s innovative ways kept the Arsenal productive and relevant in lean years following theend of World War I.According to the Troy Times Record, at the May 9, 1962 Benét dedication ceremonies, Maj. Gen. H. F. Bigelow said:“Watervliet Arsenal owes its existence and purpose to the foresight and determination of General Benét. His sturdyresistance to the planned disposal of the Arsenal in the lean years following the Civil War prevented the loss of Watervlietto the nation’s service. His opposition was the major factor in the defeat of the bill pending in Congress in 1878 whichwould have sold the installation to private interests.”“At the turn of the century, while supervisor of the newly-activated Field Gun Shop, Col. Benét directed one of theArsenal’s proudest achievements - the development of the nation’s first 16-inch gun…Following the end of World WarI in 1918, Col. Benét had the responsibility for converting the Arsenal from the all-out production basis of World War Ito the diminished demands of peace. His maintenance of the effective operations during this difficult transition was atribute to his wisdom, tact, and consideration of others.”In conclusion, Bigelow said, “Now as we unite the distinguished name of Benét with this facility, we also linksymbolically the past and the future of this Arsenal. To future scientists and engineers, this building will be greater thanthe sum of its bricks and stone. In it, they will find an inheritance of challenge and inspiration, the spiritual bequests ofthe Benéts, to all who will bear that responsibility for the Nation’s freedom to which they dedicated their lives.”
  • Page 7 Salvo July 31, 2012 Watervliet: The best job any student could get By John B. Snyder Just like New York summers, the Arsenal’s summer hiresare great when we have them but we don’t have them longenough, said the Arsenal’s public works roads and groundswork leader. “These are great kids and I wish I could keep themthroughout the year,” said Jesus Guerra. Each year, the Arsenal hires high school and college stu-dents to assist its public works personnel in the maintenanceof the 143-acre installation. Just about every summer outdoorproject that one may have around their house is also requiredat the Arsenal, and given the Arsenal has only two full-time Photo by John B. Snydergrounds keepers these students provide an invaluable service Jesus Guerra, Public Works roads and grounds work leader,when it is most needed. providing direction to three of the Arsenal’s summer hires. From “We had an early summer this year and in a very short left, Summer hires Sean Plaske, John Moody, and Josh Schaningertime we became overwhelmed by landscaping requirements,” seeming to be happy with Guerra’s guidance.Guerra said. “In early April, we were being asked why we The other summer hire students have similar stories.weren’t trimming the John Moody, who will be attending Penn State Universityhedges or cutting the this fall, said his work at the Arsenal is a great first job be-lawns, which usually cause of the independence he has to do his work. He will ma-don’t occur until late jor in English and will use his income to help pay his collegeMay.” expenses. The Arsenal Sean Plaske, who has worked at the Arsenal the previousPublic Works hired two summers and is a computer science student at Hudsonfive students this year Valley Community College, said he loves this job because heto work for Guerra is treated like an adult. He added that when he graduates nextand they will work year, he would like to get a job in the Arsenal’s Informationfrom late June to late Management office.August, working 40 Josh Schaninger, who also has worked at the Arsenal thehours a week, Mon- previous two summers, will enter his sophomore year atday through Friday, Oneonta College this fall majoring in Professional Account-doing landscaping ing. He said this is the best job any student could get becauseand painting. Photo by John B. Snyder he learns something new every day, there is great leadership, Guerra’s youngest The Arsenal’s youngest summer hire is and he likes hearing about the history of the Arsenal.summer hire is Mi- Michael Garramone, an incoming 11th Now that the summer is half over, Guerra is working hardchael Garramone, an grade student at Greenville High School. to ensure that his summer help will get all the painting andincoming 11th grade trimming done before the students head back to school.student at Greenville High School. “Quite simply, we couldn’t maintain the Arsenal’s 143 “This is my first job ever and I love this place,” Garramone acres without the support of our summer hires,” Guerra said.said. “Everyone is so nice and I’m learning a lot of skills that I “They are that important.”can use the rest of my life.” Garramone said he plans to use his summer earnings to payoff a few car mechanic bills and to start saving for college. One of the more senior student hires is Mike Palmieri, whowill enter his senior year at Oneonta College this fall, said thathe is very appreciative just to be working. “I have tons of friends who can’t get a job and so, I feelvery lucky to work at the Arsenal,” Palmieri said This is Palmieri’s third year working at the Arsenal and hesaid he plans to use his summer earnings to help pay for hisapartment this coming school year. His studies are in English Photo by John B. Snyderand music. He also plays at least five different instruments, One of the more senior student hires is Mike Palmieri, whowhich must work out well for the band he plays in called the will enter his senior year at Oneonta College this fall, said“Samurai Pizza Cats.” that he is very appreciative just to be working.
  • Page 8 Salvo July 31, 2012 Watervliet: Dreaming upon a star By John B. Snyder Arsenal commander. fully so, on the day-to-day manage- “For too long, I have violated ment for the safety of more than The Watervliet Arsenal’s news- the spirit of VPP by trying to drive 1,400 people who drive in and outletter, Salvo, was given new life in the train by myself,” said Col. Mark the gate every day,” Church said.August 2008 with its first issue after F. Migaleddi. “I have now seen the “Although the safety office has madea nearly seven-year hiatus, and the light and realize that the success of significant strides toward improvingformer Arsenal commander looked VPP does not just lie with me, but workplace safety the last four years,to this reborn newsletter as a way for with the Arsenal’s employees.” it simply did not have the manpowerhim to tout a new safety initiative “I have visited GE, Boeing, and to dedicate a full-time push for VPPcalled the Voluntary Protection Pro- other arsenals and depots to see certification.”gram or VPP. Col. Scott N. Fletcher what a VPP Star organization looks With Migaleddi’s actions, Churchhad taken command of the Arsenal in like and their success has truly been will also have a team of 16 ArsenalJuly 2008. about what the individual worker can employees whose additional duty for Fletcher’s vision then for VPP do,” Migaleddi said. the next year will be on getting thewas to inspire the workforce to take To reignite the Arsenal’s VPP Arsenal VPP Star certified.an active part to im- According to Church,prove personal and the toughest challenge heworkplace safety. will have is that the Arse-This new form of nal’s culture must change“safety activism” at in order to achieve suc-the Arsenal would not cess with VPP.only make the Arse- “As the commandernal safer, but would stated, VPP Star certifica-also reduce the com- tion is a journey and not amand’s preventable destination,” Church said.injury and accident “The program’s successcosts that had reachednearly $168,000 in Photo by John B. Snyder lies with the buy-in of Arsenal VPP Coordinator Ken Church, standing, provides initial direction andthe first 10 months of purpose to the new VPP team. Church will be a full-time VPP coordinator for our employees and their2008. the Arsenal’s effort to achieve Star status. leaders who must not Fletcher’s mark on only become full-fledgethe wall for VPP Star certification by Star certification efforts, Migaleddi safety activists today, but also forthe Occupational Safety & Health formed a 16-member team, headed tomorrow.”Administration or OSHA was April by Ken Church, a long-time Arsenal According to the Occupational2010 — just 18 months away. employee who is also a brigade com- Safety & Health Administration orNearly four years after the Fletcher’s mand sergeant major with the New OSHA’s website, VPP promotes ef-VPP Star certification projection, one York State National Guard. fective worksite-based safety andwill find the Arsenal is in a much What will be different from the health. OSHA’s VPP Star certifica-better safety posture than in 2008, Arsenal’s previous VPP efforts is tion recognizes employers and em-but still without VPP Star certifica- that the Arsenal’s VPP Certifica- ployees who demonstrate exemplarytion. tion program will have a full-time achievement in the prevention and So, what happened? manager, Church, and a team that is control of occupational safety and The spotlight for the lack of VPP solely focused on VPP. health hazards the development,Star certification could be shown at “Our previous VPP efforts were implementation and continuous im-any number of reasons, but the buck driven by the Arsenal’s safety office provement of their safety and healthstopped this month with the current whose main focus was, and right- management system.
  • Page 9 Salvo July 31, 2012Improving performance in individuals, teams By Mark Ripley office, too). Maybe the expediter could drop off your material right by the crane instead of forcing you to move it first with a pallet jack. I’m sure each of you Most people think Continuous Improvement us- could come up with a dozen ideas during the course ofing Lean Manufacturing means having a few Lean a single day.events with teams meeting together for one solid It’s these smaller improvements done every dayweek a month (not counting prep meetings). These by a lot of employees that really starts adding up overlarge, complex events descend from our Value Stream time. And it doesn’t take a Lean expert to see what’sAnalyses and target opportunities to improve our wrong and to fix it. You just need an understanding“true north” metrics: quality, cost, delivery, safety and of some basic Lean tools: 6S, standard work, visualhuman development. Nevertheless, it doesn’t take workplace design, 5 whys, eliminating the 8 wastesa cross-functional team to make big improvements and more. They are taught in the introductory Leanat the Arsenal because much of the gain we achieve classes, are in all the Lean books and on the internet.from Lean will come from Lean Daily Improvement In the Continuous Improvement Office, we can help(LDI) actions. you find answers – stop in. LDI means each of you making smaller improve- Lean advances when lots of people start improv-ments every day using the Lean training you have had ing little things every day by practicing the Lean(and will get in the future). These improvements are principles. People learn by doing, communication ismade to the processes that concern you the most and improved, you become open-minded about change.that you and your supervisor have the authority to Watervliet leaders want to foster an environmentchange. The ideas come from you…the person deal- where employees are encouraged and empowered toing with the nagging little problems every day. identify and eliminate waste wherever they work. Maybe you could move the copier – to which you So talk to your Supervisor about solving a nag-make twenty trips every day - from across the room ging problem you have. Is it something you control?to near your work area (it might help the rest of the If your Supervisor says OK, stop in the Continuous Arsenal History Update Arsenal “Mortar”: 1919 “War’s end kills Arsenal newspaper” From the War Department: In interest of economy and in view of the changed conditions due to the signing of the armi- stice, it is suggested, if not already done, the publication of the Watervliet Arsenal “Mortar”...be discontinued. So, ended the precursor to the “Salvo.”
  • Page 10 Salvo July 31, 2012 Women’s Equality Day 2012 By Paula MartinezEmpowering women: •Builds strong economies •Establishes more stable and just societies •Achieves internationally-agreed goals for develop-ment, sustainability, and human rights •Improves quality of life for women, men, families, andcommunities •Propels business operations and goals Although the Watervliet Arsenal had integrated its work-force with women as early as 1813, it would be more than100 years before the rest of the nation would catch up. The U.S. abolitionist movement began their fight for Photo provided by the Arsenal Museumsocial justice by taking personal action to end slavery. They Annette Baker in 1943 putting the finishing touches onlearned from other Anti-Slavery Societies just how to orga- a tube. More than 3,000 women worked at the Arsenal during World War II.nize, publicize and articulate a political protest but surpris-ingly, many of the men who opposed slavery were also opposed to women playing active roles ortaking speaking parts in the abolitionist movement. The attempt to silence women at Anti-Slavery Conventions in the United States and England leddirectly to Elizabeth Cady Stantons and Lucretia Motts decision to hold the first Womans RightsConvention at Seneca Falls, N.Y., in June 1848. One of the articles of belief proclaimed at this con-vention and subsequent events was that women were in some sense slaves, too. Thirty years after this convention, the 19th Amendment was introduced into Congress. Forty-oneyears after its introduction, the Amendment, which would grant women the right to vote, was passedby both houses in 1919. It was then sent to the states for ratification in 1920. In 1971, U.S. Congressdesignated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” Our country has come a long way since the Amendment’s passage nearly 100 years ago. In 2010,women comprised 14 percent of Active Duty Forces, including the U.S. Coast Guard. Eighteen per-cent of Department of Defense Reserve forces and 35 percent of the Department of Defense civilianworkforce were women. More than two million women are military Veterans. In 2008, 11 percent ofVeterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq military operations were women. Women are also 47 percent of the total U.S. labor force and their numbers are projected to in-crease by 2018. Seventy-four percent of employed women work full-time and 26 percent work part-time. How does the U.S. stack up against other countries in regards to women’s equality? The WorldEconomic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2011 measured the inequality between men andwomen with political, educational and economic opportunities. We were number 19, which is an im-provement over the 2010 ranking of 31. The bottom line is that no country has yet to achieve true gender equality, which is a goal that wemust continue to strive for.
  • Page 11 Salvo July 31, 2012 Arsenal Appreciation Night with the ValleyCats Saturday, 18 August Bes ale s s at 7 p.m. t se c ket Ti u g n at th sg e be pur ose w o to hav cha h se e o arly Contact Contact John Snyder John Snyder at 266-5055 at 266-5055 or or in Room 102 in Room 102 Building 10 Building 10 for tickets!!! for tickets!!! Our own Suzanne Delaney will sing the National Anthem • The Arsenal has coordinated with the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball organi- zation for the 4th Annual Arsenal Appreciation Night. • Game is on Saturday, 18 August, at 7 p.m. (Fireworks Night) • Department of the Army Civilians and Arsenal family members may pur- chase a "Reserved Box" ticket for only $5.50 (42% discount). These are better seats than what we had in the past (Section 230). And, for the first time, if you want to save a few bucks, you may purchase Grandstand tickets for only $4 (38% discount). Yes, a price for everyone. • Even though we have better seats, All Arsenal Military Veterans will still receive a free ticket. • You may also purchase a reduced meal voucher for only $3.50 This voucher is good for one hot dog, small soda, and bag of chips. • For tickets and information, contact John Snyder, room 102, Bldg. 10.
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