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Vought News May 2010

  1. 1. From Here to There C-130 horizontal stabilizer Nashville Moving Our Tail from Loading and Shipping Nashville to Marietta News Nashville has two tractor trailers that take the empennage to Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA. One truck In the March issue of Vought metal from which they originated. is loaded and taken to Lockheed; News, we featured the latest It doesn’t look like an aircraft tail the empty trailer from the previous production news on the C-130 in either because all the pieces are delivery is driven back to Nashville. Nashville. We continue the topic in shipped to Lockheed Martin for this issue with highlighting how we final assembly. Prior to 2007, the empennage was get our products to the customer. shipped by rail. “It took a week for Each section of the empennage rail to reach Marietta, GA,” said The tail assembly, or empennage, takes from 14 to 21 days to go Shipping Supervisor David Martin. that Nashville builds for the C-130 from assembly, to finish work, “It only takes five hours to get there consists of the horizontal stabilizer, to shipping, said Gary Brown, by truck.” the vertical stabilizer, the horizontal operations manager for the C-130. leading edge, the vertical leading The horizontal and vertical All the shipping fixtures are edge, the vertical saddle, and the stabilizers and leading edges require contained within the truck, David said. The design was taken from the VOUGHT horizontal tips. It’s not quite the about 21 days for assembling and whole tail section, but it is close. the saddle and horizontal tips take configuration that was once used in about 14 days. the rail car. “Because of the height of The materials for the empennage the truck—close to 16 feet—highway sections come from a variety of The Nashville site doesn’t do regulations prevent the truck from suppliers and usually arrive by final paint on these items either; traveling at night or on Sundays,” truck. Once the assemblies are only a protective fiber film is David said. As a result, loading is completed, they leave by truck, applied. Final painting is done by usually done in the wee hours of the looking nothing like the sheets of Lockheed Martin. morning during the week. It takes about 12 hours to load the truck, David added. That includes picking up the parts from assembly, driving the load down to the shipping warehouse, and then completely loading all the parts into the truck. “Each part has its designated space in the truck and has to be loaded in a certain order,” David said. “The leading edges are loaded first, then the stabilizers.” With the production rate set to increase by ten to a total of 31 empennages during 2010 and up to 36 in 2011, David said they are already working on getting another truck for shipping. This is the fifth in a series of articles highlighting Truck loaded for transport MAY how our products get from here (our facility) to Nashville there (our customer’s facility). 2010 ADVANCING FLIGHT
  2. 2. March for Babies Vought and Employees Contribute $100,000 to March of Dimes V ought has been involved with the March of Dimes “March for Babies” campaign for more than 25 years. It is one of the events that many employees look forward to each spring. When several T-shirt designs are sent to employees so they can vote for their favorite, everyone knows that walking time is just around the corner. With a corporate contribution of $50,000, Vought and its employees were able to contribute $100,000 to the annual March of Dimes event. Fundraising activities for the March of Dimes in Milledgeville are still ongoing. Walking in March for Babies gives hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money raised supports programs in all of our communities that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. The supporters of March of Dimes have been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies. From left to right: Jefferson Street’s Diane Woods, Marshall Sreet’s Mike and Theresa Burtner. Patsy Kiefer, and Marshall Street’s Patrick Whitfield. 2
  3. 3. Jefferson Street and Marshall Street usually join together and walk at White Rock Creek in Dallas. This year the weather was cooler than normal but it was a welcome relief. The two sites had about 85 walkers. The city of Dallas had about 200,000 walkers. Funds are raised through T-shirts sales, bakes sales, individual sponsorships, beanie baby sales, raffles and auctions. Marshall Street raised $4,780 and Jefferson Street raised $14,322. p From Marshall Street, left to right: Grant Taylor, Kristin Battle, and Karen Taylor are bright-eyed and bushy tailed for the upcoming walk. In the center of the photo waving p to the camera is Norm Porter from Marshall Street and next to him on the right is Greg Prince from Jefferson Street. Marshall Street and Jefferson Street March Together 3
  4. 4. Hawthorne Hawthorne employees and their families showed great support again this year at the “March for Babies,” held on Saturday, April 24, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The weather was cooperative and the crowd, which numbered well over 10,000 walkers, was eager to participate in an event that is consistently successful and always worthwhile. “This is a wonderful way to spend the morning,” said Dori Esbri of Manufacturing Operations. “It’s really gratifying to see so many people united for such a great cause.” The site, which conducted a wide range of fundraising activities, raised approximately $9,500 for the March of Dimes. Some of the events this year included a car show, pizza lunch, root beer float sale, golf and ping-pong tournaments, tamale sale, a silent auction, and various raffles. Martin and Ana Reilly with children (left to right) Sean, Phiona, and Mikayla. Manuel Torres with granddaughters Vivianna and Alicia. Left to right: Vince Dulcich, Ron Bradfish, Frances Valdez, and Dori Esbri (left) with daughter Taron, Linda Barry. and Nina Pham. 4
  5. 5. Brea Brea had 47 walkers that bundled up in sweat shirts at the beginning to tackle the chilly weather but were soon warmed up by 9 a.m. when the temperatures began rising. Contour provided all 47 walkers with refreshments, hot dogs and hamburgers after the walk. In addition Brea invited the March of Dimes volunteers who helped with the booth set-ups to join them in the after walk lunch. Through mostly food sales, Brea was able to raise $1,715 for the March for Babies. Juan Mireles (center) and his family, Margarita Garcia, Ana Mireles, Marco Mireles, and America Mireles. Tom Ortiz and Adriana Ortiz. Left to right: Nick Covello and Manny Chacon. 5
  6. 6. Nashville Not only was the weather beautiful in Nashville this year but more than 120 employees showed up to walk at the March for Babies. Fundraising events were varied, fun and filling. Employees bought t-shirts, participated in golf tournaments, held motorcycle rides and had drawings for some great prizes. And, of course, there was food: hot dog lunches, muffin mornings, bake sales, cake sales, and meat and biscuit sales. There was friendly competition among the assembly departments to see which could raise the most money by selling the March of Dimes baby footprint cards. Footprint cards were displayed on walls. Over $1,600 alone was raised by selling the cards at $1 each. Employees at the Nashville site stepped up to the plate and raised $10,000 to help prevent birth defects and premature births. From left to right: Lynn Heisey, Taylor Smith, Tanner Smith and Dona Lisle. From left to right: Emily Haley (the little one), Dona From left to right: Ron Foster and Aubrey Scott. Lisle, Valerie Jordan-Taylor and Vicki Tharp. 6
  7. 7. Stuart The Stuart Site had approximately fifty walkers that included family and friends. The site raised a total of $2,400 through selling baby footprint cards, a bake sale, a luncheon and donations from walkers and t-shirt sales. All in all, it was a nice sunny day and everyone enjoyed the three-mile walk at Memorial Park and the breakfast that was served after the walk. The site received the award for the best T-shirt at the event. p Albert Quadreny and wife Myriam, and daughters Gabriella, Hannah, and Nicole. From left to right: Jessica Gavin, friend, and Jennifer Lucas. April Thompson and son Graham enjoy their first March of Dimes Walk with Vought. 7
  8. 8. Everett Although it was still chilly the morning of the walk, about 20 employees and their families showed up at Legion Memorial Park on April 24 to March for Babies. Through a variety of fundraising events, from bounce houses for the kids to T-shirt sales and raffles, Everett employees raised $2,882 for the March of Dimes. p Above, Kiyyisa Anthony pulls for the winning ticket for a prize as employees wait for the walk to begin. p Left to right: Robert Anthony, Billy Brand, Everett Sabertooth, and Mary Ludden. Aiming to Help Kids At Risk Approximately 30 Vought employees, led by Steve Davis, VP of Commercial Aerostructures Division (CAD), donned shooting gear and picked up their shotguns one Saturday in late April to compete in a friendly game of shooting sporting clays … all in the name of charity. The event was the annual Sporting Clays shoot held in support of Buckner Children’s Home. Members from CAD, IAD, Materiel, Corporate and Engineering all joined together for an opportunity to get to know each other better and support this worthy institution. Buckner started as an orphanage in the late 1800s in Dallas, Texas, and has since grown into an international global ministry that provides care and resources for orphans and at-risk children in the United States and more than 50 countries around the world. This is the second year that Vought employees have supported the Annual Frost Bank Sporting Clays Challenge. Steve said that he and other leadership got involved with the Buckner Children’s Home because of the humanitarian aid that it provides to improve the From left to right: Vought’s Kevin Culver, Tony D’Amico, and Steve Davis; lives of orphans, families and at-risk children locally and Tim Mathews – Master of Ceremonies for the Buckner event. and around the world. “I got personally involved because it was a way for me to combine love of the sport with the desire to serve in a world-wide ministry While very few of the Vought participants were serious shooters, supporting children, and I will continue to serve as a they all pitched in, broke a few birds, had a few laughs and donated committee member in the future.” time and money to the support of the at-risk kids of the world. 8
  9. 9. Safety Coin Roger Faulconer Marshall Street / 747 Awarded to Mechanic Five New Roger consistently goes above and beyond in Recipients supporting safety activities and expectations. He is involved in the safety action item process and uses his extensive product knowledge to help develop new and innovative safety practices. On numerous occasions Roger has used his own personal time and money to develop new Ed Lewis safety devices and items. His personal actions contributed Hawthorne / Facilities to his work group going more than a year without an OSHA Engineer recordable injury. Ed Lewis saw an accident about to happen and stepped James Stewart in and intervened. He saw two contractors in an aerial lift Nashville / G450 Aircraft Assembler inside a building getting ready to hang a pipe over one of the Due to a high number of ceiling cranes. Ed stopped the recordable injuries in early contractors and directed them 2009, a safety monitor team back to the floor. He explained was implemented involving that where they were working required the crane to be de- employee volunteers that would energized and locked out, due to its high voltage (480 volts) conduct daily observations electrical lines. Had not Ed intervened, this overlooked in their respective areas, safety step could have had dire consequences. looking for and identifying unsafe conditions and unsafe behaviors. James goes the extra mile, studying the results of the monitoring team, issuing corrective actions and following Deborah LaFever up. His direct involvement and demonstrated leadership skills Nashville / G450 Aircraft working with production supervision played a significant role Assembler in the ongoing success of the safety team. In addition, James assisted other monitor teams in their early development and Deborah was one of the implementation process. early safety monitor team volunteers in the G450 assembly program. She has a way of dealing with people Jorge Gil so that her safety reminders Jefferson Street / Skills are taken positively from Training Manager her fellow workers. Her area reflects this focus and Jorge totally reworked dedication and is one of the safest production areas in G450 the Skills Training Shop assembly. area to make it more user- friendly from a Safety, Deborah led an effort to develop a simple concept to Ergonomics and ADA- use readily available foam that could be pressed against compliant perspective. the under side of the wing thus preventing head laceration Several safety and hazards. Since that implementation, there have been zero ergonomic issues were head injuries. addressed and corrected, Deborah was also acknowledged by a compliance officer creating a much safer environment for the employee and during a TOSHA site visit for the excellent condition the instructor. In addition, Jorge took the initiative to of the respirator she uses during sealant work inside the include provisions for handicapped employees. He made G450 wing. The compliance officer also made note of her a designated training area and added tables with adjustable excellent knowledge regarding the safety aspects of her job. heights for easy accessibility. 9
  10. 10. Jefferson Street Employees join speaker Dennis Orzel (inset photo on left), VP of Integrated Aerosystems Division, in a round of applause as they celebrate increased production and vastly improved safety records. BLACK HAWK Celebrates New Beginnings The journey to continuous Gus Nikitopolous, operations, said, “Our to the work force stabilization and improvement often begins with a few employees are driven and they have taken the standardizing of the processes. stumbles and feelings of frustration—a ownership of their respective areas and are “The stabilized workforce has given condition the BLACK HAWK team enjoying their successes.” us the opportunity to communicate was only too familiar with. We can more efficiently and get everyone Doug Dubose, final line assembly manager acknowledge this now that the program involved,” Doug said. “The for the program says the change is attributable has turned around and spirits are high, workforce is very motivated to make as are their metrics. It is cause for a sure we are successful as a team and well-deserved celebration. have a good chance at winning the next multi-year contract.” “Every metric we have on the program is going in the right direction,” Jesse Smith, a 44-year assembly said Bubba Long, director of the veteran had this to say about the H-60 / BLACK HAWK and G550 improvements, “The workmanship programs. “Over the past nine months, and the morale have been the biggest we have reduced overall defects by changes on the program. I really over 50 percent, and oversize holes by enjoy dropping the tag counts on 66 percent. Our quality is improving these cabins. It is getting better.” everyday.” This is indeed good news, but there All of this translates into more cabin is more. deliveries, a recovery of 43 days of schedule, and a satisfied customer — Sikorsky. “We delivered 12 cabins in March and are continuing to meet our Employees are treated to a catered customer demands.” Bubba said. lunch in honor of the team’s successes. 10
  11. 11. Safety First The entire BLACK HAWK team had zero recordable injuries Nashville for the month of March. This is a first, Bubba said. And it’s a positive sign of an upward safety trend. There has been a 75 President’s percent reduction from 2008. “We have one of our largest units Award with only one recordable injury in two years,” said Bubba. What Happened? Michael Leistner, lead for one of the safety teams and a safety coin recipient, said there has been a concerted effort from management all the way to the increased numbers of safety teams to get the message out about the importance of safety. “Awareness is up and everyone is paying attention,” said Michael. “I’m getting people coming up to me all the time and telling me about potential safety hazards … before anything even happens. This is the way it’s supposed to be.” Nashville GM Dan Tharp (left) shares Gus said that they have a second shift safety team that mirrors award with IAM the first shift team in terms of weekly meetings and the level Local 735 president of awareness and participation. There are safety topics in every Bill Benson. startup meeting, just like at the first shift. Michael said employees are excited about the new records and everyone makes a point to celebrate the successes. “People like to Every quarter Vought measures the improvements be recognized,” he said, “and besides, I think they like and want we’ve made over the previous quarter. We look at our to have a good record.” record of safety, quality, inventory, schedule and cost; and we recognize the site that has made the greatest overall Interestingly, Gus said the BLACK HAWK group is one of improvement in these areas by presenting them with the the largest users of the Live Well at Vought program. “We are President’s Award. really big into the stretching exercises in the morning, and a lot of people go outside and walk. Wellness Coordinator Doug Daniel The Nashville team is the recipient of the first quarter comes out here regularly with new hand exercises for everyone,” 2010 President’s Award. Among all sites, Nashville he said. exhibited the most consistent improvement throughout the first quarter, and was the only site to have positive “With all the high spirits and high energy around the BLACK improvement in all metric categories. Nashville also had a HAWK building, it’s been really nice to come to work every day,” remarkable 40.2% improvement in Schedule. Gus said. President and CEO Elmer Doty told the group he was thrilled to return to Nashville to present the award to them. “I suspect I’ll be back, given your upward trend in site performance,” he said. “You’ve done a wonderful job these past months. We’ve been through a lot together in the past several years, and I want you to know I could not be more proud. Thank you for the effort.” General Manager Dan Tharp called Bill Benson, IAM Local 735 president, up on the stage to help him accept the award, and said, “We are accepting this award on all of your behalves. You made it happen,” Dan said. “What pleases me the most is being out on the shop floor and seeing all of you working together as teams.” This is also a time when Vought acknowledges other sites who have significantly improved in one or more of these areas. Congratulations go to Everett who topped the field in Safety, Inventory, and Cost Efficiency. Also to Hawthorne who led the quarter in Quality (Defects – down 40.4%), and Milledgeville who was the quarter’s leader for Quality (R3). 11
  12. 12. Milledgeville Walking for Relay for Life On April 30, Baldwin County participated in the “Walk in Memory” 2010 Relay For Life event. The 2010 Milledgeville site Relay For Life team raised $8,020, in addition to the $1,000 corporate sponsorship donated by the site, bringing the total amount raised to $9,020. This amount greatly surpassed the initial goal of $4,000. The Baldwin County Relay For Life team raised approximately $150,000 in the fight against cancer. While attending the Baldwin County Relay For Life “Walk in Memory,” Vought was recognized for being ranked as a silver team. The contributions and time that each team member and every employee provided, whether large or small, were deeply The Milledgeville team gets ready to walk. appreciated by the organization. The American Cancer Society Relay loved ones lost, and fight back against path. Each team is asked to have a For Life is an event that gives everyone the disease. At the Relay, teams of representative on the track at all times in communities across the globe a people camp out at a local high school, during the event. Because cancer never chance to celebrate the lives of people park, or fairground and take turns sleeps, Relays are overnight events up who have battled cancer, remember walking or running around a track or to 24 hours in length. Nashville Celebrating 45 Years with Vought Ronnie McClusky began Ronnie said some of his fondest memories are those when working at the Nashville site he worked on the Bell helicopter and C-130, “supporting the in 1965, and like our 45-year military during the Viet Nam War.” Those were the days, he tenured Walter Booker who said, when if a part didn’t fit right, you made it fit. “We would was featured in our April issue take notes on what we did and then refer back to them when of Vought News, the company we came across the same part at a later date.” he went to work for was Today, technology takes care of those kinds of things, AVCO. Ronnie knows Walter Ronnie said. “With technology such as laser trackers, CMMs and they worked close to each (coordinates measuring machine) and other digital equipment, other in the factory in the early our jobs have not only gotten better, they’ve gotten easier.” days. Ronnie said he loves what he does at Vought and has made “I started out as a bench and jig aircraft assembler working so many good friends over the years. “My daddy worked here on the C-130,” Ronnie said. “Back in those days, you went to and helped me get my job when I was 18 and he told me, ‘You aircraft school for a week and then you were put on the line.” come to work every day, be on time, and do a good job,’ and Ronnie said they had all kinds of classes you could attend to I’ve been doing that for 45 years now,” Ronnie said. As long learn other skills and so he went to a machine shop and learned as he’s got his health and continues to enjoy his job, Ronnie how to run the mills. He kept going to classes and eventually doesn’t even think about retirement. landed in tooling inspections, where he still works today. 12
  13. 13. As the VECTR team works to transform Vought’s business The Super Users of VECTR Business Jefferson Marshall Shared Central processes, you may have asked Scenario Milledgeville Stuart Nashville Street Street Services Hawthorne Supply Total yourself, “Who is going to help us Chuck Bill Palmer Charley Russell get there, and how?” Super Users. Smith McDaniel Gotcher PLP Margarette Tom Dunnam Chris Reeves N/A Eric Gallegos N/A 12 Vought has selected 30 Plan to Produce Rick Lee Powell Harned employees across the enterprise to DeMarchi Cindy Karen PM Barnhart Wangeline be Super Users. These employees RTR/ OTC will receive the necessary tools, Record to Derek Rotha Jonathan Brenda Gruwell David Smith Carver Chris Blair Sovy Phann N/A 6 guidance and coaching from, and Report & Order to Cash JSF & IAD MSF & CAD will work closely with, the VECTR Denise Vicki Shelly Allen Terry Hollis team. The Super Users will be Summar Jemison Included required to understand new SAP- PTP (P2P) David Long Denise in Central N/A Karen Kent 12 Procure to Pay Mallison LeFranc Underwood enabled business processes and Pam Petty Supply Heidi Rodriguez Mike Haro Brent Burton learn one or more of the following business scenarios end-to-end: Total Super Users 30 Plan to Produce (PLP), Record to Report (RTR), Order to Cash (OTC) and Procure to Pay (PTP). Super Users will: Super Users are the backbone of the educational solution and provide sustainability of the on-going VECTR n Participate in system testing project. The Super User’s primary responsibility is to help n Assist in development of training materials coordinate and deliver site-specific training for their assigned n Conduct/assist end-user training business scenario. Super Users are critical to the success of simultaneous training across the Vought enterprise. n Coordinate training activities at the site As we near Go-Live (Jan. 3), Super User involvement Post Go-Live Super Users will be available for on-site SAP increases significantly. Beginning this July through Go-Live, support. Stuart Vought Can Do! Receives Community Champion Award The Vought Can Do! Committee was recognized at a United Way of Martin County Champions of the Community Awards dinner. The Community Champion award was presented to the entire 2009 Vought Can Do! Committee by the Martin Volunteers for being a good corporate citizen and for all the ongoing support for the White Dove’s Holiday Project which raises funds to help those in the community who are less fortunate. Suart has been a participant in the White Dove’s charity for over twenty years. “This was a wonderful recognition for this group of remarkable volunteers and for the employees at Vought Aircraft who truly care about making a difference in the community,” said GM Paul Sandhu. The White Doves Holiday Project is a program of the United Way. This project provides food and gifts Front row: Tiffany Corcoran, Joe Jeransky and Judy Barbrick. Back row: to needy families during the Holidays. Elizabeth Scott, Connie Kessler, Janis Kerwin, Deidra Rappa, Dotty Atkinson, Dave Riley (Team Captain) and Nancy Barkheimer. 13
  14. 14. Hawthorne Employees Learn Communication Skills Thirteen Hawthorne employees recently graduated from “The curriculum gave us a a 20-week leadership skills training course. The course, chance to share experiences which was taught by the Glendale Community College, and learn from our failures as focused primarily on the importance that communication well as the successes we have plays in the leadership role. Employees were chosen based in communicating on the job. on their current assignments and experiences as either I think we will all look at our supervisors, leads, or process leaders/managers. They roles – and those of our fellow attended on-site classes four hours a week, for a total of 80 students and other employees hours of intensive and thorough training. – a lot differently now.” Effective communication is one of Vought’s leadership The course, which is qualities. All Vought leaders must learn to express ideas conducted twice a year, has clearly and concisely; and disseminate information about been offered by the site for a decisions, plans and activities in a timely manner. number of years. Graduation occurred on March 31 and Course topics ranged from verbal and written communication techniques to the many difficulties included the following employees: encountered in communicating effectively with all levels Darren Bond, Faith Carter, Fred of the employee population. Memos, e-mails, preparing Flentye, Bruce Flowers, Raul presentations, telephone conversations, and face-to-face Gonzalez, Nefi Griego, Karen Holt, dialogue were all explored. Listening skills were an integral Cory Jensen, Alfred Neino, Jeff part of the course as well, and students were able to put Stein, Dinh Tran, Diane Walters, and their own experiences to the test. Antonio Zambrano. “I think the best part of the course was the interaction we Photo above: Raul Gonzalez participated in the site’s recent had with each other,” said Raul Gonzalez, Safety Engineer. leadership training course. Legacy Vought CEO Dies at Age 90 Paul Thayer, former President of Vought and legendary fighter ace in World War II, passed away May 6. He was 90. Paul was known for his great smile and friendly manner. He was well loved by his contemporaries at Vought and later held a special place in the hearts of Vought retirees, who shared his love of airplanes and flying. In retirement, he continued to fly a vintage Vought F4U Corsair, the aircraft that some credit with turning the war in the Pacific to the Allies during WWII. A Navy fighter pilot in World War II, Paul joined Vought as a test pilot in 1948 and rapidly progressed to chief test pilot, then to flight test director, and then vice president of sales in 1951. He was named president of Vought Corporation in 1961, president of LTV Aerospace Corporation in 1965, and chairman and CEO of LTV 1970. He became Above: Paul Thayer, left, at deputy secretary of defense under President Reagan in 1983. 90th birthday celebration at the Vought Retiree Club in Paul leaves his wife, Margery, and a daughter, actress Brynn Thayer, January, with fellow retiree and thousands of friends, who, like him, once wore a badge identifying Hank Merbler to his left. them as members of the Vought family. Left: Paul Thayer in front of his Vought F4U Corsair. 14
  15. 15. Service Anniversaries May 2010 45 YEARS J.E. Jameson (JSF) 5 YEARS Tony Timms (M) Abner Vazquez (JSF) Ronnie Locke (JSF) Laura Alley (JSF) Corey Ware (JSF) Ronnie McCluskey (N) Gregory Martinez (H) Jorge Arevalo (JSF) Matthew Weis (JSF) Jerry Tramel (N) Tim McCoy (MSF) Mark Athon (JSF) Shontara Williams (MSF) Walter McDonald (JSF) Michael Boykin (MSF) 35 YEARS Mitch Peterson (MSF) Richard Pyle (JSF) Shawn Brown (M) Robert Christina (S) Garland Raphelt (JSF) Sheila Campbell (N) Sandie Collier (M) 1 YEAR David Hurley (MSF) Randy Rudd (MSF) Curtis Morgan (M) Jason Craig (JSF) Khalid Al-Zurba (JSF) Ernesto Salas (JSF) Ed Nichols (JSF) Richard Dalton (N) Tony Bitner (JSF) Donnie Savage (JSF) Joey Turner Jr. (M) Kelly Davidson (JSF) Quincy Blakely (JSF) Tyce Tobola (JSF) Thomas Ferguson (MSF) Naseer Bokhari (JSF) Denny Webb (JSF) Mark Flemings (JSF) Darren Bond (H) Henry Westerlage Jr. (JSF) Bryan Griffith (JSF) 30 YEARS Greg Whittaker (JSF) Crystal Head (N) Ben Case (JSF) Scott Coen (JSF) Joseph Amacher (S) David Hernandez (JSF) Jon Cotton (JSF) Clint Bowen (JSF) Corey Hights (JSF) Kevin DeLuna (JSF) YEARS Brian Caldwell (JSF) David Hill (MSF) Thomas Crowder (N) 20 James Holden (JSF) Jeremy Dempsey (JSF) Victor Eng (H) Gene Donovan Jr. (M) Bill Gustafson (JSF) Timeka Jones (M) Rebecca Garcia (JSF) Len Gamble (N) David Hodges (JSF) Cynthia Knighton (M) Attris Johnson (JSF) John Hartley (H) Ernie Huddleston (N) Chris Koger (MSF) Nguyet Khong (JSF) Richard Jeske Jr. (JSF) Al Jones (JSF) Braden Lathram (JSF) Alfred Neino (H) Andres Martinez (B) Nelson Jones (S) Armando Longoria (JSF) Peter Nguyen (JSF) R. T. Moore (JSF) Dee Robinson (MSF) Eric Matlock (N) Tony Nguyen (JSF) Douglas Ray (H) Lydia Rodriguez (JSF) Steven May (MSF) Giampaolo Paggi (H) Jolin Richmond (N) Susie Stouffer (JSF) Bill McFarland (JSF) Sheila Parrish (JSF) Randy Smith (JSF) Christina Miller (JSF) Danny Pham (JSF) John Vaught (JSF) Ronnie Nelson (JSF) Ngoc Pham (JSF) 25 YEARS 15 YEARS William Noble (JSF) Viet Pham (B) James Sexton (JSF) Jeffrey Shropshire (E-Boeing) Randy Almon (JSF) Dale Browning (JSF) Larry Pope (JSF) Ericka Smith (JSF) Jennifer Andrew (JSF) Cristobal Rios (B) Elijah Randolph (JSF) Jerion Solomon (JSF) Bill Baker (JSF) Pam Rogers (JSF) Lenesi Reaves (M) Macy Wilson (JSF) David Bell (JSF) Susan Sangiuolo (S) Angel Rivera Jr. (JSF) Ross Bigbie (JSF) David Shaheen (MSF) Richard Roe (N) Luann Brown (JSF) Augustine Rubio (JSF) Howard Carper (JSF) Erin Scarboro (M) Phil Cowan (MSF) 10 YEARS Brenton Scott (JSF) Jason Snell (JSF) Dito Ditommaso (JSF) Cedric Evans (JSF) Gilbert Galaviz (JSF) LaDetra Stanton (M) Michael Fernandez (H) James Gray (JSF) Timothy Stewart (JSF) W.C. Fields (JSF) Victor Guerrero (B) David Taylor (JSF) Mark Fine (MSF) Guadalupe Montes (B) Rhonda Thrasher (MSF) Larry Graves (JSF) 15
  16. 16. Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. MAY P.O. Box 655907 FIRST CLASS 2010 Dallas,Texas 75265 PRESORT U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #2853 DALLAS, TX News VOUGHT Marshall Street Wellness Warrior When Ron Tolliver started being less weights and using the machines in the active after high school, he found the wellness center. He likes the convenience normal excuse: too much work, too little of the on-site gym. Ron prefers to work time. He had always looked at exercise out on his break times. “It doesn’t take and diet as something to worry about away from my family,” he said. His quick when he was older, not in his twenties or workout routines include a half mile on the thirties. It wasn’t until the past two years treadmill, a half mile on the elliptical, and that he started to realize the importance then he works out with weights. He also of taking care of his body. After all, stays active on the weekends and enjoys he was now in his forties and he was playing basketball with his son. growing more aware of how sometimes Ron’s future goals include losing a few in life, there are just no guarantees. more pounds and toning up. He continues Ron had dieted in the past but he had to stay motivated by enlisting the support never really kept the weight off. He of fellow co-worker Jaime Garza. Jaime participated in a weight loss program at also works out with Ron on break time and Marshall Street and lost 30 pounds strictly has had weight loss success. “It is a motivator by watching what he ate and limiting his intake. to have someone to hold you accountable”, Ron said. He soon lost his motivation and fell back into his old Ron stresses the importance of working through a busy habits and gained back the weight. In the winter of 2009, schedule to make time for yourself and for your health. He he and some coworkers formed a New You Team. This time had these words of encouragement, “For me personally, I he balanced eating healthy with adding in exercise, which have so many things going on outside of work, that I try to helped him to be consistent. get my exercise in early or on my Ron also cut out sodas. He recalls at times when he would breaks. There is a misconception drink anywhere from a six pack of sodas, to a 2-liter bottle that exercise has to be done all in a day. He didn’t drink coffee, so he felt that he needed to together. Doing something get the caffeine from somewhere. By cutting out the sodas, is better than nothing at all; Ron noticed a dramatic difference in his weight loss. The whatever your schedule combination of healthy eating and exercise helped him lose will allow is going to be 35 pounds and he has continued to maintain his new lifestyle. beneficial to your health and well being.” Ron says that he has noticed how much better his clothes fit. He can tell he has increased his strength just from lifting 16