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A Late Blooming Rose

FAA Employee, Rose Ashley tells her courageous story of breaking free from abuse and living a rewarding, compassionate life. Click for more…

 
Twenty-four Employees Selected for New MMAC Employee Development Program "AsCEnD"

The Aeronautical Center Employee Development Program, AsCEnD, launched on October 30, 2019 with 24-members as part of the very first cohort. Click for more…

 
What Do You Really Know About the Freedom of Information Act?

Information is something that is shared across lines of business on a daily basis, but did you know that an official request for information is a federal law that has specific statutes and timelines? Click for more…

 
Taking Compassion for Angelman on the Road

When FAA employee, Maggie Cook’s son was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, she and her husband took to the American road to spread awareness Click for more…

 
American Rocketry Challenge Blasts Off!

The American Rocketry Challenge is the "world’s largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing each year." Click for more…

 
VLTP
Vol.5 Issue 7

It feels good to help others by donating funds to charities, but there is another way to help others in need. The Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP) allows employees to donate accumulated leave to fellow employees who have run out of time. Click for more…

 
FAA Offers Outreach Competition and Award Opportunities
Vol.5 Issue 7

Employees are encouraged to spread the word among schools and universities about some of the outstanding competitions and awards that exist. Click for more…

 
Got Projects? No Funding? No Problem!
Vol.5 Issue 7

Organizations at the Aeronautical Center that are interested in working with local University students on problem-solving projects, Capstone partnerships are available. Click for more…

 
More About Sharpening the Saw
Vol.5 Issue 7

Training is important at any stage of one’s career. Free training is available to FAA employees via the Learning Management System (LMS) and Skillsoft. Click for more…

 
Sharpening the Saw
Vol.5 Issue 6

As FAA employees, one of the training benefits that you have is access to thousands of on-line training materials. Take advantage of 3 easy ways to access free training content. Click for more…

 
A Guide to Understanding Protein Sources
Vol.5 Issue 6

Before you spend a lot of money on protein supplements, take a few moments to learn which product might be best for you. Click for more…

 
Don’t Miss the Monarch Migration!
Vol.5 Issue 6

Around mid-September, thousands of Monarch butterflies will be floating overhead, and making pit-stops on the way to Mexico! Click for more…

 
Digital ID Links Oklahomans Driver’s License to Smart Phones
Vol.5 Issue 6

It won’t be long until Oklahomans will have access to their own digital identification, helping to streamline transactions that involve using your driver’s license. Click for more…

 
AsCEnD to the next level of Employee Engagement
Vol.5 Issue 5

A new program is being offered to help employees “AsCEnD” to a higher level of Aeronautical Center knowledge. Click for more…

 
Celebrating 100 Years of Autopilot
Vol.5 Issue 5

Aviation pioneer, Lawrence Sperry and French mechanic, Emil Cachin demonstrated the use of the first autopilot in France on June 18, 1914. Click for more…

 
Sharpening the Saw
Vol.5 Issue 5

Invest in yourself. Increase your competencies and enhance your influence in the long-term, as it will benefit your professional career. Click for more…

 
Helping the Environment with FAA’s Toner Exchange Program
Vol.5 Issue 5

The FAA has a Toner Exchange Program that can be accessed via a website. It helps match employees that need cartridges (requestors) to those who have excess toner cartridges (suppliers). Click for more…

 
Pollinator Habitat is in Full Bloom
Vol.5 Issue 4

April showers brought May flowers, but with the help of the Aeronautical Center’s Office of Facility Management, now there is a more beautiful and diverse selection of blossoms to behold. Click for more…

 
Terry Koehler, a Well Loved Public Servant Retires With Nearly 33 Years of Service
Vol.5 Issue 4

After three decades of public service, Terry Koehler reflects on her life’s philosophy – “I think one should make the most of what he/she is given in life. It may not be what you planned; but there is a reason for it and only God knows what that is.” Click for more…

 
Sharing the Secret
Vol.5 Issue 4

During a recent visit to Max Westheimer airport in Norman, OK, Kimberley Sheppard lets the cat out of the bag to the Norman Chamber of Commerce. It’s no longer a secret that the Aeronautical Center has a huge impact on the state’s economy. Click for more…

 
Aviation Safety Inspector Clowns Around
Vol.5 Issue 3

An FAA Academy Instructor “clowns around” to help children at the Shriner’s Hospitals. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center Recognizes Bring Your Child to Work Day
Vol.5 Issue 3

“Bring Your Child to Work Day” is part of a nationwide effort, encouraging girls and boys across the country to dream without limitation and to think imaginatively about the work they can do in the future. Click for more…

 
The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Vol.5 Issue 3

Learn why coconut oil is considered a “super-food,” and why you should include it as part of your daily health regimen. Click for more…

 
Oklahomans Now Required to Keep Their License Plates
Vol.5 Issue 3

Starting July 1st, 2019 Oklahoma residents that sell their vehicles are now instructed to keep their license plates, instead of allowing them to go with the sold vehicle. Click for more…

 
FAA’s Toastmasters Club Hits 35 Year Milestone
Vol.5 Issue 3

April 17, 2019 marked the 35th birthday of the FAA’s Toastmasters Club #5467. Click for more…

 
New Reveal Mugs at the EA Bookstore!
Vol.5 Issue 2

The EA Bookstore is now offering “Magic Mugs,” as they change color, or transparency when the temperature increases. Click for more…

 
We’re Listening and Employee Engagement Efforts
Vol.5 Issue 2

Since December of 2017, employees now have a means of directly expressing their concerns to management via the “We’re Listening” web portal. Click for more…

 
It’s That Time Again - LitterBlitz 2019!
Vol.5 Issue 2

Here’s an opportunity to give back to your community by donating just a few hours of your time on a Saturday morning. Click for more…

 
What it is like to be “Engineer for a Day?”
Vol.5 Issue 2

The Aeronautical Center partners with the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers to host a student in the “Engineer for a Day” program. Click for more…

 
Technical Women’s Organization (TWO) Celebrates 30 Year Milestone!
Vol.5 Issue 2

For thirty years, the Technical Women’s Organization (TWO) has been helping to enhance the careers of many women working in a variety of technical fields. Click for more…

 
Zeke Jenkins Retires After Decades of Service
Vol.5 Issue 1

Well-liked and respected, Zeke Jenkins retires from the FAA Academy after 42 years of federal service. Click for more…

 
Taking Time to Be the Person You Want to Be
Vol.5 Issue 1

Take some time now, to set your sights on the next year. Live a life of no regrets, and take control of your fitness and health. Make this year the best one ever. Try a visit to the Aero-Fitness Health Center! Click for more…

 
2019 Wings of the Future – Scholarship Opportunity
Vol.5 Issue 1

Applications are now being accepted by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Ninety-Nines to endorse any woman in pursuing her dream to fly. Click for more…

 
Awards and Other Programs Delayed Due to Shutdown
Vol.5 Issue 1

The Government Shutdown of December 22 brought delays for several programs. Here are some that were impacted during the record-long shutdown. Click for more…

 
Remembering Jessie McMullen
Vol.5 Issue 1

FAA family members are mourning the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Dr. Jessie L. McMullen who passed away from a sudden illness on January 13, 2019. Click for more…

 
Who Keeps the Trains on the Tracks?
Vol.4 Issue 8

The Enterprise Services Center (ESC) at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) is positioned as one of the leading United States governmental organizations undertaking an Agile transformation. Click for more…

 
Following in their Technical Footsteps
Vol.4 Issue 8

The Aeronautical Center is fortunate to host an inspired child of two former employees. John M. Clark is following in his parents’ technical footsteps. Click for more…

 
Nominations Being Accepted for 2018 Pathfinder Awards
Vol.4 Issue 8

Get ready, as a broadcast email will soon be sent out encouraging submissions for the annual Pathfinders Awards program, highlighting colleagues and employees that go above and beyond in their daily work to improve the efforts of the Center and agency. Click for more…

 
“Explore” Aviation Through a Student Art Contest
Vol.4 Issue 8

When it comes to exploration, the only limit is your imagination. The student art contest is open for entries until midnight, December 31st. Click for more…

 
 
 
 
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