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Connectronics: Connecting the 180th and the Community

USAF Photo by Senior Airman Jodi Joice

USAF Photo by Senior Airman Jodi Joice

October 2008 -- On August 21, 2008 the employees of Connectronics Corp. had the pleasure of touring the 180th Fighter Wing. Connectronics Corp., a local engineering firm, was founded in 1988 to design and manufacture specialized connectors and interconnection systems for a variety of industries. Connectronics designs the low and high-voltage power connectors for the joint helmet-mounted cueing system helmet. This was an opportunity for members of the community to see how their hard work supports the mission of the 180th FW and Air Force as a whole. 

"Your company has an integral part in new equipment," said Lt. Col. Michael Timbrook, Chief of Stand/ Eval during the welcome briefing. 

Representatives from Purchasing, Sales, Senior Management, Machine Shop,Assembly, Molding, Inspection and the Design Engineering departments were present for the enlightening tour which comprised of a briefing on the history of the 180th FW and tours of Life Support and the Hangar. 

"A lot of people that have done the work have never seen these. I really wanted to them to see the application. This is a wonderful event for us," said Lex Potter, General Manager for Connectronics Corp. 

"I make the connectors that transfer to the helmet and have built the lower harness cable," said Patrick Gabrik, design engineer for Connectronics. "It is pretty cool to see it actually on the aircraft and know that pilots are happy with the equipment." 

The 180th Fighter Wing has always been vital part of the community. It is important that we continue to extend ourselves to the community as we strive to be ambassadors for the Air Force. On this day, we have proven yet again that the 180th Fighter Wing is one of the best in the Air Force and an asset to the community.

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