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The process had come full circle Feb. 1. Bonniwell helped design that very plaque, with its large green MTMC seal on white marble.
It was one of many, many projects she had worked on during 36 years of service at the Military Traffic Management Command A major command of the US Army, and the US Transportation Command's component command responsible for designated continental United States land transportation as well as common-user water terminal and traffic management service to deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy US forces on a . In all, she worked a total of 42 years of federal government service.
Now, the command's most senior employee received the plaque from Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Privratsky, Commander.
"My very best friends are here," said Bonniwell.
"I will miss each one of you."
So many MTMC employees jammed the ceremony that it had to be moved from a conference room to a large, vacant work area.
Bonniwell started work at MTMC Headquarters in September of 1965 at the time the command moved to the Nassif Building, in Falls Church Falls Church, independent city (1990 pop. 9,578), NE Va., a residential suburb of Washington, D.C.; inc. as a town 1875, as a city 1948. There is diverse light manufacturing, including telecommunications equipment. , Va. She worked there for each of the next 35 years until the command relocated re·lo·cate
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She was always known to report for duty--even in the toughest of weather conditions.
Over the years, Bonniwell worked in numerous MTMC offices--International Traffic, Personal Property, Public Affairs Those public information, command information, and community relations activities directed toward both the external and internal publics with interest in the Department of Defense. Also called PA. See also command information; community relations; public information. , Inspector General--finally, working in the Distribution Analysis Center.
"We didn't need to carry keys for the office," said Frank Galluzzo, Director.
"Maxine was always the first one in to work in the morning."
Over the years, she also worked with each of MTMC's 12 commanders. What has life been like at MTMC for so many years?
"It changes--then it goes back again," said Bonniwell.
What about computers, which started to populate To plug in chips or components into a printed circuit board. A fully populated board is one that contains all the devices it can hold. government offices in the late 1980s?
"The computer was a revolution," said Bonniwell, whose first government career assignment was with the U.S. Army Air Force at War Eagle Airfield, in Lancaster, Calif., in 1944.
What about her own future?
MTMC has not seen the end of Bonniwell. She is putting together a resume and may seek transportation-related employment.
"I intend to work part-time," said Bonniwell. "I have some industry contacts working."
At the end, Bonniwell drew lots of praise, awards and recognition--including the U.S. Army Transportation Regiment's Honorary Order of Saint Christopher.
Those last days and hours, she treasures two poignant recognitions above all.
Several days before her last day of work, she was the luncheon guest of retired Lt. Gen. Edward Honor, President, National Defense Transportation Association, and MTMC commander in 1986-1987; and retired Col. Denny Edwards, NDTA's Marketing Director, and a former MTMC Inspector General.
And, as her hours faded at MTMC, she said, there was another very meaningful recognition: A huge corsage arrived from retired Maj. Gen. Clarence Lang, MTMC's second commander, who served from April 1969 to July 1973.
The next evening, she wore that corsage proudly at a Fort Myer This article is about an Army post in Virginia. For a city in Florida, see Fort Myers, Florida.
Fort Myer is a U.S. Army post adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. reception. She was surrounded by many, many friends--and bountiful Bountiful, city (1990 pop. 36,659), Davis co., N central Utah; inc. 1892. It is a residential suburb N of Salt Lake City with some farming and floral nurseries; machinery and motor vehicles are produced. Bountiful was settled by Mormons in 1847. memories.