One of the greatest assets of being part of Cape Fox Corporation (CFC) is the amazing team behind its success. Collaboration, ingenuity, and innovation are often at the heart of a great CFC team. Recently, two employees shined brightly for their teamwork, dedication, and selflessness toward the contract mission. In October, Hana Tafua and Deuteronomy Tugaga (“Tug”) were recognized by the customer and Eagle Health program management team. As a result, they were honored with a Cape Fox Tinàa Award for Employee Excellence for their contributions. Both members of the Eagle Health team have stood out for their exceptional work, positive attitude, and willingness to excel and get the job done. Eagle Health is proud to present them with a Tinàa Award. This award is bestowed upon employees who demonstrate dedication, performance, dependability, productivity, and attitude.
In fact, this is not the first recognition for Hana Tafua. Hana is a Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) certified Audiology Technician. She began working with Eagle Health in November 2020 at Fort Bliss, Texas, to support the U.S. Army Audiology contract. She was first recognized for her excellent work in March 2022. Deuteronomy, on the other hand, began working for Eagle Health on the U.S. Army Audiology contract in March 2023. Both Hana and Deuteronomy work diligently daily to schedule patients and perform hearing tests, otoscopy, earmold impressions, and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing. They coordinate hearing conservation activities with Occupational Health personnel, Unit Hearing Conservation Officers, and supervisors. Additionally, they fit active-duty service members with hearing protection, provide hearing conservation training, and calibrate hearing conservation equipment.
Their Army POC recently recognized Hana and Deuteronomy for their multiple contributions to the Fort Bliss Hearing Program. Their POC stated, “They truly are a dream team!” Eagle Health is proud that the customer recognized “the staff’s flexibility and adaptability during the ever-changing mission requirements and daily needs of patients. During this time, the Hearing Program staff supported each other by covering between the three Hearing Readiness hearing clinics as needed without complaint. This 10-month time period required continuous planning, execution, accountability, and flexibility in order to implement and enforce Hearing Readiness requirements while providing excellent care to our Service Members. All of which our staff executed flawlessly while accomplishing this mission-critical annual requirement for all Soldiers.”
The customer further shared that the success of the Hearing Readiness Mission “was a direct result of the Fort Bliss Army Hearing Program team’s hard work, dedication, selflessness, and willingness to go above and beyond, which was demonstrated by the team completing over 19,000 Hearing Readiness tests in a 10-month time-period. All while completing the following missions:
- Conducting four DoD Hearing Booth Technician Certification Courses (CAOHC) for over 52 active-duty service members and DoD Civilians.
- Conducting all required Hearing Exams for In Processing, ETS / PCS, Schools Packets, Chapters, Retirement, IDES/MED-BOARD, and Physicals.
- Conducting eleven Company level Readiness ‘rodeos,’ including HPD fitting/training and providing professional oversight to over 13 Borrowed Manpower Soldiers, and scheduling over 779 appointments.”
Deuteronomy was born in American Samoa. In his spare time, he takes care of his son. Outside of his personal life, he is an American soldier who puts other soldiers first. He has always been selfless with his time and his work and devotes himself to helping others in need. He believes everyone deserves a chance to become better than their current selves. He is paying it forward. He helps others in need, not for recognition, but because he has been in a situation where someone did the same for him and gave him a chance.
Hana proudly hails from the island of American Samoa. The passion she brings to her job is also shown in her personal life. She is an avid traveler, reader, and explorer. She also derives extreme gratification when she is able to help people.
It is not often that CFC gets to recognize two employees at the same time who have exhibited exceptional skill, positive demeanors, and stellar performances. The Cape Fox Tinàa Award for Employee Excellence highlights exceptional employees. They are the employees who deserve to be spotlighted for exceeding their job requirements, bringing an extra level of commitment, and showing the customer what a Cape Fox employee stands for. Both Hana and Deuteronomy have been incomparable team players, and Eagle Health is delighted to have them on our team. Thank you, Hana and Deuteronomy!