JSF FlightLine May 2010


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JSF FlightLine May 2010

  1. 1. 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 meet. 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 May 22 Vroom ... Vroom (see page 2)
  2. 2. Great Participation in Dr. Cooper is recognized as Wellness Screenings the leader of the international physical 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 Winning Combination 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.
  3. 3. North Texas Food Bank Gets Plenty of Support From JSF Assembly Team 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.
  4. 4. 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 procurement. 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.