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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Supervisor Miller Presents Challenge Coin to Tenell Woods, Beale AFB SkillBridge Coordinator

Challenge Coin

On June 8th Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Miller presented Mrs. Tenell Woods from Beale Air Force Base with a Board of Supervisors Challenge coin. Challenge coins are relatively new to Nevada County with their debut in 2019. Challenge coins are given to recognize significant achievement or contributions to the County. Mrs. Woods was the Base’s SkillBridge coordinator for several years prior to her recent promotion. In her previous capacity she was instrumental in brining the program to Nevada County. Mrs. Woods a veteran herself and retired Master Sergeant from Beale has an unwavering desire to help fellow veterans make a successful transition back into a civilian career. 

SkillBridge is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Defense that allows companies to provide job skills and training to service members during their last six months of their military service. This program has developed several Beale Airman into marketable job seekers, of which we hired one as the County’s OES manager Paul Cummings. To date we have hosted three Airman from Beale and they have worked a total 1,452 hours. This wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless dedication and professionalism of Mrs. Woods to ensure Beale Airman had the best opportunities after their service. Nevada County has been a SkillBridge preferred employer since 2019 and is the only employer with this distinction in the County. The presentation not only recognizes the distinctive achievements of Mrs. Woods but also recognizes the strong relationship Nevada County has with Beale AFB

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