Saturday, November 13, 2010

2010 Savannah Area Veterans Day Net (Vet Net)

The 2010 Savannah Area Vet Net was great.  We had a total of 19 checkins including 14 veterans.  Seven Army, six Air Force, and one Navy.  It was great to hear about everyones time in the military and about all of the family members who have served or are currently serving.  Here is a list of the vets and thier branch of service.

AF4KL - Navy
W4REQ - Army
WA0CGZ - Air Force/Army
W4JKG - Air Force
W4OQV - Army
WN4Q - Air Force
KJ4BSM - Army
KJ3FFD - Air Force
KJ4WBF - Air Force
KJ4FAW - Army
KF4MND - Army
KI4FJO - Army
K4GTM - Air Force

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Congratulations to Dustin Hetzel, KI4MQD. Recognizing what Amateur Radio can do for the community, he has included ARES in many CEMA activations and invited ARES to take part in training operations.

From the Chatham County Emergency Management Website:

On November 9, 2010, two CEMA Staff members received awards from the Emergency Management Association of Georgia (EMAG). Assistant Director Dennis Jones received the President’s Award for outstanding support and leadership for his efforts to lead EMAG in assuming direction and coordination for the 2010 State Emergency Management Conference. “While the top of the water seemed smooth as glass, we were working our hardest to manage the turbulence underneath. The success of the conference is directly related to Dennis’ leadership,” said EMAG President Kenny Calhoun.

Emergency Management Specialist Dustin Hetzel received the Jack Hobb’s Award for his support and dedication to the Amateur Radio Community throughout Chatham County and Coastal Georgia. Dustin was signaled out for his efforts to work closely with regional amateur radio groups and to coordinate effective partnerships between the groups and the emergency management community.

“CEMA is indeed fortunate to have staff with a level of dedication, knowledge and commitment that is so far above the norm it is recognized at the state level for its excellence,” said CEMA Director Clayton Scott.