Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The following states offer rebates:
• North Carolina
See the ABA for more information and links to individual state information.
Friday, March 13, 2009
The first place winner was Thomas Reichard in the “Squadron Scenes” category. The subject was a D/5 raising the “Small Storm Flag” at Fort McHenry. Photo at left.
Second place went to Rita Sparacino for her “On the Water” photo of Sunset on Missisquoi Bay, Vermont.
Third place went to Brenda Abrams for her “Safety is Fun” photo of three children having fun titled “Woo-hoo.”
Fourth place went to Kathy Kempson for her “My Pride and Joy” photo of winter kayakers, she says is more fun than a barrel of frozen monkeys.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a newly-formed affiliation with the United States Power Squadrons (U.S. Power Squadrons) to support Citizen Corps, FEMA's grassroots effort to strengthen community preparedness through civic participation February 21. This partnership expands the Citizen Corps network of national organizations working in partnership for community preparedness; the U.S. Power Squadrons is the twenty-seventh Citizen Corps Affiliate.
"The alliance between Citizen Corps and U.S. Power Squadrons makes for a natural homeland security team as the U.S. Power Squadrons are playing an increasingly critical role in maritime safety and security via the America's Waterway Watch and Waterway Awareness Programs," said Corey Gruber, Acting Deputy Administrator of FEMA's National Preparedness Directorate.
With over 2,300 local Citizen Corps Councils nationwide, Citizen Corps brings together and involves community and government leaders, community members and organizations in all-hazards emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation, response, and recovery. Citizen Corps and the U.S. Power Squadrons each view community safety and emergency preparedness as a top priority for their respective organizations and the general public.
"Encouraging United States Power Squadron members to take on a larger role in disaster preparedness and civic engagement speaks to the core principals of our organization," said Commander Creighton Maynard. Jr., "and, now, through this affiliation with Citizen Corps, we are delighted to expand the U.S. Power Squadron's role in community preparedness through support for emergency planning, education and outreach, and training for the general public."
The U.S. Power Squadrons, organized in 1914, is