Click here to demobilize

After 12 long months of being deployed to FEMA Region-1 and covering the COVID ordeal including PPE, testing, vaccinations, and funeral assistance…I am demobilizing.

Phew.

During my deployment, I covered six (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT) states and 10-tribal nations. Whoa, that’s a lot.

Time to take a break!

@rusnivek

Which vaccine should you get? #COVID

Lots of discussion of vaccines and people wanting to pick and choose.

Pfizer? Moderna? Johnson & Johnson?

Stop. Please stop.

If you are given the opportunity to receive a COVID vaccine, please take it.

Why? Because any COVID vaccine you are given will better protect you than no vaccine at all.

This isn’t a game of fashion or special interests.

It’s about saving lives.

The faster we can get our state, region, country to this herd immunity, the faster we can get back to our healthy friends and loving families.

@rusnivek

Shuttle Challenger 35 years later

Thank you to all those agencies and individuals who took the time to recognize these heroes lost in 1986.

For those from Hawaii, this @NASA #Space #Shuttle #Challenger tragedy was heartbreaking to say the least. We will always remember Astronaut Ellison Onizuka – Hawaii boy done good.

“We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and slipped the surly bonds of the earth to touch the face of God.” – President Ronald Reagan (01-28-86)

@rusnivek

Today at the Capitol

I’m appalled at the actions and ongoing actions of those who breeched, vandalized, looted, and desecrated our nation’s Capitol.

Your mob mentality is reprehensible and senseless.

Justice will be swift and harsh for your embarrassing actions. Blood has been spilled. I hope the consequences of your actions will haunt you forever.

The events from today/tonight will impact all of us differently but hopefully drive us all to cooperate and fundamentally act for peace and safety of all.

@rusnivek