Tom Myette
Following graduation from SHS, and a few semesters at Manatee Jr. College, I joined the USAF (Sept 1962 to Sept. 1966). Basic training and electronics tech school were at Lackland ABF San Antonio TX. Deployment following school was to 33 Comm. Sq, 15th Air Force Headquarters at March AFB in Riverside CA. The first civilian employment following the Air Force was with Space Division of Raytheon Co. out of Waltham, MA.(Nov 1966 to Jan 1968) working on the guidance computer for the Apollo Command Module at North American Aviation in Downey CA. I then switched to the Space and Defense Sector of TRW (Jan 31 1968 to Feb 5 2001) working at Space Park in Redondo Beach CA, first as an environmental test technician testing the various “black” boxes that make up a satellite, then migrating into the arena of Configuration Management (much more challenging). I transferred to Las Vegas for the last 9 years of my tenure with TRW working in the Configuration Management discipline on the Yucca Mountain Project (the repository to store the spent nuclear fuel from the nuclear powered electrical generating stations around the country) located in area 25 of the Nevada Test Site. I retired in February of 2001. I was married twice, had two daughters, who gave me 6 grandchildren. My step daughter (2nd marriage) also had 3 children which makes a total of 9 grandchildren. I relocated to the Dayton area of Northern Nevada from Las Vegas in January of 2003 where I enjoy a relaxed retirement in the wide open spaces of the Silver State. It is approximately a 30 minute drive into Carson City (State Capital), 50 minutes to Reno, and around 18 minutes to Virginia City, home of the fabulous Comstock Load --- one of the main reasons Nevada is a state today.

 

If you have any questions either send me an e-mail, or give me a call (775) 241-0272.

 

Hope to see you in SRQ in October

 

Tom Myette