Cameron Park hometown hero: Kenneth Mallette
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kenneth S. Mallette graduated from the Utilities Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.
The course is designed to train students in water processing, analysis, operating principles of water treatment plants, maintenance of water and waste water, fire suppression and backflow prevention systems and components; and maintenance and repair of water supply, waste, fuels, and natural gas systems. The training included monitoring systems operation to ensure efficiency and compliance with safety and environmental regulations for hazardous materials; performing inspection, recurring maintenance, and seasonal overhaul on systems and components; troubleshooting malfunctions and removing, repairing, and replacing defective components; and modifying equipment for specific missions or to increase efficiency.
The airman is assigned to the 940th Mission Support Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Marysville.
Mallette, a 2009 El Dorado High School graduate, is the son of David and Barbara Mallette of Cameron Park.