CHDS Alums Meet Up during Hurricane Ian Response

Two Center for Homeland Defense and Security alumni from Master’s cohort 1904 had a chance to meet up in Southwest Florida while both were deployed in support of Hurricane Ian relief efforts.

Chris Repair (left) and Mickey Ellenwood (right) outside of the DMAT tent at Cape Coral Hospital

Mickey Ellenwood was serving as the FEMA project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Blue Roof” Mission. Blue Roof refers to temporary roof repairs, which keeps people in their homes and alleviates pressure on the voluntary agencies and state governments to provide shelter.

Chris Repair, Federal Air Marshal Service, was leading a Quick Response Team (QRT) of federal agents providing site security for a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) FL-5 at Cape Coral Hospital in Lee County, FL.

The DMAT was deployed by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide medical care to those needing medical care and helped alleviate the burden on the local health care system.

INQUIRIES: Heather Hollingsworth Issvoran, Communications and Recruitment | hissvora@nps.edu, 831-402-4672 (PST)

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