ISS4 2018

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"People cell" stands up to deploy members to Hurricane Florence response More than a dozen yeomen from all over the U.S. reported to Portsmouth, Va., to staff the Atlantic Area/Fifth District "people cell" for more than two weeks in support of the response to Hurricane Florence last September. The hurricane struck the east coast Sept. 14, and the people cell deployed contingency support to the affected areas, sourcing and generating over 250 "orders ready" messages for the processing of members. Pictured are many of the active and reserve support staff from the people cell: First row: Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Feick, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Bruner (AD), Chief Petty Officer Gretchen Robertson, Petty Officer 1st Class Erlinda Charest, Chief Petty Officer Kathryn Layman (AD), Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlice Brooks (AD). Second row: Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin Richey (AD), Petty Officer 1st Class Samantha Delange (AD), Chief Petty Officer Annemarie Skinner (AD), Petty Officer 3rd Class Coryn Rosinsky (AD), Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Sigmon (AD), Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Diamond. Third row: Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramon Ortiz, Petty Officer 3rd Class Deirdre Dolan, Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Akey, YN3 William Nicholas, Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Crown. Picture courtesy of Petty Officer 1st Class Erlinda Charest. PSU 301 member meets with congressman Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Webster, force readiness officer for Port Security Unit 301 out of Boston, met with Homeland Security Committee member and congressman, Rep. Bill Keating, July 20 as part of the Reserve Component National Security Course. RCNSC is a two-week seminar offered to senior reserve officers/ non-commissioned officers, allied officers and select interagency civilians and industry fellows working in national security. Held at the National Defense University in Washington, the course provides seminars from senior government officials and includes national security decision and policy-making activities. Webster gave the congressman an overview of Coast Guard activities at Joint Base Cape Cod, the value of the reserve program, the global impact of PSUs and the value of the service to both Massachusetts and the nation. Photo courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Webster UPS boss awarded Patriot Award after employee's lengthy mobilization Ms. Gretchen Huntley of United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) was awarded Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award for unconditional support of Ensign Ben Haley's 156-day mobilization during the company's busiest time of year. Pictured are: Ensign Ben Haley, Ms. Gretchen Huntley, Brig. Gen. Brian M. Simpler, and James Dicks, ESGR State Chair for Florida. Photo courtesy of Ensign Ben Haley 40 RESERVIST � Issue 4 • 2018

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