JSFFlightLine May 2010
Jefferson Street Raises $14,500 for March of Dimes
Jefferson Street and Marshall Street employees join together to “March for Babies.”
Neither rain nor cool temperatures can stop our
employees, their families and friends from coming out
to support such a worthy cause - March for Babies.
On Saturday, April 17, approximately 85 employees
from Jefferson Street and Marshall Street braved the
elements at White Rock Lake to enjoy a leisurely walk
or a quick run.
Many employees, and their family members or
friends, have been touched because a child came
too soon or was born with challenges. Vought and Vera Hodge and grandson
its employees have been generous with their money
and time. Many parents get an opportunity to see
their children thrive and live life to its fullest because
people like Vought employee’s care enough to make Georgeann and Kaz Laszlo
a difference in the life of someone they may never
Together, Marshall Street and Jefferson Street
raised close to $20,000 through raffles, bake sales,
T-shirt sales, and other activities. Thank you to
everyone who participated either by walking, running,
buying a shirt or donating money. Your money will be Ride to Wellness
used to support programs in our community that help
moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. and Open House
Vroom ... Vroom (see page 2)
Great Participation in Dr. Cooper is
Wellness Screenings the leader of the
Dr. Kenneth Cooper Visits JSF fitness movement and
credited with motivating
Dr. Kenneth Cooper, more people to exercise
founder of the Cooper in pursuit of good health
Aerobics Center and the than any other person.
Cooper Institute, visited In 1968, only 100,000
the Jefferson Street site people were jogging in
during the annual wellness America. That number
screenings and spoke with a is now more than 30
number of employees about million strong, thanks to
their health and wellness the work and influence
activities. of Dr. Cooper.
Employees get their blood pressure Retiree Hank Merbler got his blood samples
checked as part of their screening. taken for cholesterol and triglycerides measures.
Motorcycle Safety and Open House
for Family Members Create a
A number of Vought motorcycle enthusiasts took part in the Ride to
Wellness on Saturday, May 22. The event was part of Vought’s Motorcycle
Safety Awareness recognition during the month of May. Grand Prairie Police
Department motorcycle unit officer, Tim Silva, talked about motorcycle safety.
The day also included health screenings for retirees, spouses and eligible
dependents as well as activities for the kids.
North Texas Food
Bank Gets Plenty of
Support From JSF
The North Texas Food Bank has
proven once again that there are plenty
of volunteer opportunities to support
those in need. Employees from the
Jefferson Street Assembly Team recently
participated in a team building event at
the North Texas Food Bank. Volunteers
were assigned to work on the “Food 4
Kids” effort. Thirteen team members filled
sacks with various non-perishable snack
items. The sacks were loaded into boxes
for distribution to needy children all across
the United States. A total of 5,100 pounds
of food was boxed for shipment, which
From left to right: Jim Diemicke, Brian Costa, Emid Hill, Deb Paino, Greg Prince, Norm Ramby,
equates to 3,984 meals.
Roberta Brock, Jorge Gil, Kevin Carney, Ruby Green, Brad Webster, Ross Bigbie and Gary Parma.
It was an eye-opening experience for
many of the volunteers when they heard
stories about elementary school kids who company employees to contribute The North Texas Food Bank is a great
often return to school each Monday stating something back to the community. “I place to host team building events.
that their last meal was on Friday at the have participated in these activities in They are always looking for volunteers
school lunch, said Greg Prince, Director the past and they always turn out to be to serve the community and participate
Assembly Operations. “We are very a really great time,” stated Norm Ramby, in their current programs. If you or
fortunate to have great jobs and not have Manager of C17 Assembly. “I think anyone you know would like to support
to worry about where our next meal will everyone involved enjoyed the activity. the North Texas Food Bank, go to the
come from,” said Greg. Although it was hard work, we had a lot internet and search ntfb.org.
Vought began using team building of laughs and fun while helping out the
events like this as a means for allowing community,” Norm said.
Dr. Wood and Staff at JSF Medical Center Can Treat Most Ilnesses
The “new” medical center at Jefferson Dr. Wood is quick to point out, though,
Street is coming upon its one year that he is not a substitute for one’s own
anniversary and Dr. Wood would like to physician. He is merely available to fill in
remind everyone that he and his staff that gap should the need arise.
are available to perform a variety of preferred if you want to see the doctor “I’ve had people come in with pains
services—some that many may not be and walk-in hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 in their chest,” he said. “I was able
aware of. Did you know that Dr. Wood p.m. to evaluate the situation and provide
can draw your blood for lab services that Another service Dr. Wood wants to temporary relief until they could go to
your personal physician might order? emphasize was what he calls “stop their own physician.” Of course, there are
Or, that you can even have your entire gap” care. For instance, “If you have a lot of non-life threatening procedures
physical exam performed by the medical a medication that needs refilling and that Dr. Wood and his staff can perform
center staff if you don’t have a physician? you can’t make it to your own doctor too. Treatments for ear infections, colds,
The medical center is open Monday for a week or two,” Dr. Wood said, “I’m coughs, rashes, allergies … these are
through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 able to examine the patient and provide just a few of the ailments that can be
p.m. Dr. Wood is in his office all day on that prescription for the interim.” There addressed right here on site. If you have
Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 8 aren’t many services that one would go any questions about your health and
a.m. to noon on Tuesday, and from 1 to to their family physician for that can’t be whether Dr. Wood can help, just give the
5 p.m. on Thursday. Appointments are addressed by Dr. Wood and his staff. center a call at: 6-5432.
V-22 Program Representatives
Meet at Jefferson Street
V-22 Program representatives from Boeing Rotorcraft and
the Bell/Boeing Joint Program Office joined Col. Greg Masiello
(USMC), NAVAIR Joint V-22 Program Director at Jefferson Street
on Wednesday, April 28. The visitors met with Vought Rotorcraft
Program leaders to review the performance of the Osprey and to
discuss strategy to position the Program for a follow-on multi-year
Col. Masiello toured the V-22 assembly area with the Bell/
Boeing Program Office executives and Vought team members.
Left to right: Greg Prince, director of assembly, Lachelle Mays
(V-22 assembly mechanic), and Colonel Greg Masiello.
JSF Team Receive Green Belt Certifications
Group Studies Regional and Business Jet Document Retrieval
David Whitney, Director
Human Resources for IAD,
far left, and Tom Stubbins, VP
Human Resources, far right,
support new Jefferson Street
Green Belts, left to right, Amy
Conrad, Lydia Nations, Joe
Ramsey, Monique Banks, and
Monica St. Julien.
A Local Salute to Our Military
For the third year in a row, Vought was a sponsor at the fundraising
event for the local chapter (DFW) of the USO, a national non-profit
corporation that delivers a unique combination of morale building,
counseling, and recreational services to our troops and their families all
over the world. This year’s fundraising event was held at the Ross Perot,
Sr. military artifacts collection at Dell Perot Services in Plano.
Pictured near a display featuring a piece of the Berlin Wall are
company attendees (left to right) Shawn Beaman, Military Program
Manager, Cheryl Helms, Director, Rotorcraft Programs and D/FW USO
Board member; and Bernadette Nanni, Business Manager, Military
Rotorcraft, Sikorsky Programs.