Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency administrator to give nuclear threat preparedness presentation

Vern Miyagi speaks at Community Forum in Chemistry on Tuesday, October 31

Windward Community College
Contact:
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Marketing and Public Relations Director, Chancellor's Office, Windward Community College
Letty Colmenares, (808) 236-9120
Chemistry Professor, Natural Sciences, Windward Community College
Posted: Nov 30, -0001

Vern Miyagi, Hawaii Emergency Management  Agency administrator
Vern Miyagi, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency administrator

Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) Administrator Vern Miyagi will discuss what HI-EMA is doing to prepare our state for nuclear threat and steps it is taking to educate the public and our community in a Community Forum in Chemistry at Windward Community College.

Community Forum in Chemistry - Nuclear Threat Preparedness with Vern Miyagi, HI-EMA
Tuesday, October 31
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115 
Free and open to the public. Parking is free.

Vern T. Miyagi has more than 40 years of service and has experience in domestic and international humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations and exercises as a U.S. Army Major General and executive officer of the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency. During the 1992 Hurricane Iniki operation, Miyagi served as the operations officer for the deployed Hawai‘i National Guard joint task force on the island of Kaua‘i. At United States Pacific Command he participated in a variety of disaster relief operations and exercises, including the 2004 Asian Tsunami, UN Peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercises in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Mongolia, and trilateral disaster exercises involving the U. S., Korea and Japan. Miyagi has served as the State Coordinating Officer for three presidentially declared disasters (Tropical Storm Iselle, the Puna lava emergency and the Maui Iao Valley flood). Miyagi has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Hawai‘i.

The Community Forum in Chemistry is co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawai‘i Section. For more information, call Letty Colmenares, professor of chemistry at Windward Community College, (808) 236-9120.

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