Monthly Archive: March 2014

My Story: Pamela Pendleton

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US Navy  1984-1992 Aircraft Engine Mechanic, Miramar, CA I served for eight years in the United States Navy as an aircraft engine mechanic (AD). Most of my time was spent at NAS Miramar, in San Diego California. Being a part of the armed forces helped to mold me into the person I am today, hard […]

My Story: Casey Salkauskas

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US Navy, 1991-1999 Submarine Machinist’s Mate, Charleston, SC/Various Locations During my time in the Navy as a Submarine Machinist’s Mate, I had many challenges and obstacles to over come, but fortunately, the military has many manuals and regulations to guide and direct you. When I transitioned out of active service, I attended a week long […]

My Story: Jaime Tinoco

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US Navy/ Seabees, 1982-1988 (active and reserve duty) Construction Electrician, Port Hueneme CA / Various Locations I think that graduating from boot camp and finishing “A” school were the highlights of my service. Boot Camp was the long, tough (and sometimes humiliating) process that transformed me from troubled young man to a person that would […]

Looking to serve … again

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Last fall, a handful of IBEW 1245 military veterans came together to try and make a change for these underserved vets, and the union’s new Veterans Group was born. The “band of brothers and sisters” decided early on that they wanted to go above and beyond the sorts of things that other vet groups do […]

Erick Varela: Man on a Mission

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Erick Varela says eleven years in the United States Army taught him this: Lead by example and never quit. These lessons were put to the test when he left the Army, Varela told the IBEW 1245 Advisory Council during its summer meeting. “I came back to a housing market that had tanked. I walked into my former employer […]

JOB OPENING: Meter and Relay Apprentice, Rocky Mountain Region

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Locations: Gering, NE, Craig, CO, and Casper, WY Pay: $27.56 to $42.40 per hour Description of Duties: Apprentices are in training, with the goal of becoming Journeyman, duties of the goal position are as follows: Performs a variety of jobs concerned with the maintenance and repair of power system metering, control, and protective relay equipment. […]