Marine Cpl. Matthew V. Boyd, a 2008 graduate of Douglas High School, is currently stationed in Afgahnistan. He is with the 2nd. Battalion 5th Marines. His job is Motor Transport. He joins his brothers SSgt. Michael Boyd (Army) and Sgt. Christopher Boyd (Marine) who have been deployed previously. He is the son of Gardnerville residents Douglas and Valdis Boyd.
Navy Hospitalman Megan A. Ryan, a 2009 graduate of Douglas High School, is currently deployed. Ryan along with fellow sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) hosted a material, maintenance and management assist (3MA) team, as they evaluated the ship's 3M program.
The 3MA team consists of senior enlisted members ranging from chief petty officers to master chief petty officers from Commander, Naval Air Force's 3M training department. They are responsible for assessing Enterprise's 3M program and training sailors to be more successful at 3M.
The purpose of this visit is to find out where the ship stands right now in their maintenance program. This serves as an indicator to tell the ship where and what they need to improve at, whether it's procedure, a tag-out or something involving personal protective equipment.
The 3MA team conducts multiple spot checks with various work-centers in an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of the ship's 3M program. The 3MA visit is designed to help raise that awareness and train sailors on how to improve the ship's 3M practices.