The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency has completed a two day Military Communications exercise this past week in preparation for the June 2016 Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami exercise.
Deputy Director Chuck Wallace said Grays Harbor residents and ECC (Emergency Coordination Center) Volunteer Amateur Radio Operators Doyle Wenzel and George Stone were integral parts of a two day Military Communications exercise this past week in preparation for the June 2016 Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami exercise. We were able to test many military facets the military has not had the chance to test with a working ECC. Military Components were represented by the WA Guard, National Guard and Air Force men and women.

Deputy Director of the Emergency Management Agency Charles Wallace said “Of course some barriers existed, as usually become evident during exercise and testing, but Doyle and George made great suggestions on how to communicate during this exercise and for future real time events. Their suggestions will create easier and more fluid pathways for communication between military assets and amateur radio assets benefiting all jurisdictions and citizens nation wide.”