Tuesday at FEMA Region-5

Spending the day at FEMA Region-5 (Chicago).

If you were wondering, FEMA breaks the nation into 10 different regions.

Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota – the heart of Region-5 is Chicago! So basically I’ve been in Region-5 for several decades now – whoa!

Glad to see a few disaster faces I haven’t seen since Hurricane Irma. Hiya Katie!

Katie was part of our plans section in response to the direct hit Category 4 Hurricane Irma in Florida for Branch 5 Division A.

Happy Tuesday all!

@rusnivek

Dauphin flight during Oshkosh 2016

Love seeing this video of a Dauphin flight at Oshkosh – thanks to the USCG Traverse City (MI) and Steve Kinevo.

The aircraft hum.

The start/lift sequence.

The pilot/crew challenge.

Not going to lie, I kinda miss being in a rotor wing aircraft now.

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August is all about Region V

After a quick visit to the White House in July, I realized that August will also be a busy month.

Akron, Columbus, Wauseon, Wisconsin, then back to Columbus and then to Geneva.

So yes, all month I will be in FEMA Region-V.

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If all goes well, September will include several trips to Region-III, but I’ll keep you posted.

Keep your head down peeps.

@rusnivek

The Wisconsin state capitol in Madison

If you haven’t been to the Wisconsin capitol building in Madison, you should.

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Very impressive building. I could have walked around that place for hours!

I know what you are thinking. At times, government can seem bleak, bland, or even boring. But I encourage you to look deeper into the history in many parts of this country.

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You’d be surprised on what you could find. History is amazing.

Heck, they even had  choir there for me….nice touch Wisconsin.

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Beautiful, just beautiful.

@rusnivek