Depot employees earn DoD award

An innovative engineering solution developed at the Tobyhanna Army Depot was named one of the best value engineering proposals in the Defense Department for fiscal 2016.

Team Tobyhanna personnel accepted the Value Engineering Achievement Award for the team engineering category during a recent ceremony at the Pentagon. The proposal will save the depot more than $12 million over the next three years.

Dr. Clinton Holder came up with the idea for an in-house testing capability for the detector/cooler bench assembly, a major component of the Long Range Advance Scout Surveillance System. Holder joined forces with electronics engineer Christopher Antall, Dallas, electronics technician Jeffrey Borosky, Wyoming, logistics management specialist Bret Hunt, Moscow, and electronics engineer James Waters, Clifford Twp., to develop a capability allowing the replacement of certain components rather than the entire DCB. Holder, an electronics engineer who worked in the Production Engineering Directorate, retired in July.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success Lackawanna is announcing enrollment for Retail Jobs Trajectory, a job-training program funded by the Walmart Foundation. This specially designed program helps entry-level employed women gain professional skills by providing them with the tools and resources needed to successfully advance in their careers.

Dress for Success Lackawanna was chosen as only one of 20 Dress for Success affiliates to pilot this new program for the worldwide organization.

Goodwill donation

FNCB Bank, locally based for more than 100 years, recently presented representatives from Goodwill Industries with a $1,000 donation for the Choose Your Future Program. Choose Your Future is a career development program designed to help low-income high school students gain exposure to and transition into the world of work.

Lawn volunteers

Grasshopper Lawns, a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, participated in Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery on July 17. This marks the 21st year that industry professionals have worked to help care for this national burial ground that serves as the final resting spot for more than 400,000 military service men and women and their spouses. It is the 21st consecutive year for Grasshopper Lawns participation.

Every July, hundreds of landscape and lawn care professionals come from across the nation to the cemetery to participate in the event organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. They volunteer their time mulching, upgrading sprinklers, cabling and installing lightning protection for the trees, pruning, planting, liming and aerating the soil.

EEC applications

Lackawanna Colleges Environmental Education Center is accepting applications for its Conservation and Natural Resource Officer certificate program. The program is set to begin Sept. 6 and ends Dec. 15.

During this 15-week accelerated program, students will complete five undergraduate-level field biology courses at the LCEEC, located on 211 acres of diverse habitat in Covington Twp.

The curriculum focuses on the conservation and interpretation of the natural environment. The program includes instruction in subjects such as environmental interpretation, wildlife management, freshwater ecosystems, dendrology, ornithology, and recreational use of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Students will experience both classroom and hands-on field training throughout the program.

Habitat award

Habitat for Humanity presented the 2017 Golden Hammer Award to Christine Chissler Fazzi, Tracy Chissler Perry and Patty Chissler Phillips Pavlock at a recent home dedication in Wilkes-Barre. The Golden Hammer Award honors those who have shown exceptional commitment to help further the organizations mission.

The four-generation Chissler family home on Espy Street remained vacant for years after the passing of their father. Since the siblings had settled elsewhere, the sisters donated the home to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. The Chissler sisters were also very active as volunteers and often donated lunch at the job site during their family homes restoration.

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