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Frontiers March 2013 Issue

PHOTOS: (Clockwise from far left) Daryl Dickerson, product review engineer. BOB FERGUSON/BOEING The Heath site is responsible for all repair and maintenance of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile guidance system, an element of the nation’s strategic deterrent forces. U.S. AIR FORCE Becky Aberegg, product repair and modification technician; Eric Murillo, left, product review engineer, monitors the performance of a displacement gyro at a calibration station as product repair and modification technician Peggy Cannon looks on; Cheryle Wilson, product repair and modification technician. BOB FERGUSON/BOEING not about gyros, bearings or rotors. That’s our job,” Wolfe said. The Heath team also performs production, repair and spares work on subsystems for Boeing’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, which provide surveillance, command-and- control and communications functions for U.S. and allied tactical and defensive missions. Doug Clark, a technician who builds, repairs and assembles the antenna systems and electronics for AWACS aircraft, said he’s proud not only of the behind-the-scenes role he and his team play in the country’s defense but of the reputation Heath has with its military customers. “We do a great job for our customers,” Clark said. “We consistently provide them with the products they need, often ahead of schedule and below budget.” Meanwhile, Heath provides Clark and other employees a quality “The work done here plays an important role in defending freedom.” – Mark Miklos, chief engineer and mission assurance manager BOEING FRONTIERS / MARCH 2013 31


Frontiers March 2013 Issue
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