Commentary

April 20, 2012

March Minutes | April 20, 2012


Gardner
(From left to right) Sue Lewis Clark, MSgt Christine Devin, SrA Anahi Ledezma conduct routine x-ray procedures on incoming packages prior to distributing to customers.

Team Effort:

Sue Lewis-Clark, Master Sgt. Christine Devin, Senior Airman Anahi Ledezma

452 Communications Squadron

0630 Arrive at work and open up shop. It’s usually quiet in the mornings, so we have time to gather our thoughts.

0700 Open the window to receive the military’s best customers…Team March.

0830 Time to teach individual trainees on how to prep outgoing postal service mail and distribute intra- base mail.

1100 USPS mail truck arrives; on time as usual.

1115 We begin prepping ourselves to receive the incoming parcels. Proper safety gear must be worn prior to handling any incoming packages.

1130 X-ray screening begins for all incoming items.

1131 HALT THE X-RAY MACHINE! I think we have a questionable package.

1132 For security reasons, we must rescreen the package to ensure it is safe.

1135 No luck. Still can’t tell what it is…immediately notify Security Forces.

1136 In accordance with office protocol, announce the building evacuation call…THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

1140 Security Forces arrive on-scene to conduct a detailed screening of the package.

1200 Security Forces determines the contents of the box are harmless. The box appeared to contain a weapon. It turned out to be an L shaped flashlight, used with chemical warfare gear. Announce the all clear call…ALL CLEAR, ALL CLEAR, ALL CLEAR!

1230 Now that we have been cleared, we can continue to process and distribute mail.

1300 Time for a quick lunch break before preparing the accountable mail.

1330 I need some fresh air so I deliver the accountable mail to the Post Office and pick up more incoming mail.

1345 Continue to service customers with a smile despite the fact that we were scared out of our wits just two hours ago.

1500 Time to close the mailroom window and prepare to call it a day.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

Women can succeed in a man’s world

Courtesy photo Pamela Hann, March Base Civil Engineer, surveys a consturction project at March Air Reserve Base, California. Hann became the first female BCE in Air Force Reserve Command on May 15, 2005, and is responsible for ...
 
 
NWH3

National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

(Final in a 4-part series) The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our ...
 
 
Miracles

Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Courtesy of Evan Money (First in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) MIRACLE: “An unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be ca...
 

 
Courtesy Photo

National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

(Part 3 in a 4-part series) Courtesy Photo Nancy Ruth Mace First female cadet to graduate from the Citadel The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing s...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jeffrey McMillen

Every March, I mustache myself a question

U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jeffrey McMillen The author sports an ill-fated attempt at a mustache during a deployment to Central America in 2014. The attempted facial hair did not accompany him back home to the United States,...
 
 

I appreciate you

Today is the 26th annual Employee Appreciation Day. On the first Friday of March managers of all levels are encouraged to support and reward their employees, and to show their appreciation! What?! You’ve never heard of it? Well it’s time to spread the word! In this age of do more with less, employers are often...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin