Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program FY 2017 Highlights & Offerings Department of Homeland Security December 2016 TA Guide - Version 4.2.1

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share 




Some Key Words In The Above Publications:

State-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT)
TRG-COML: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Speci c — All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML) Course (E969)
TRG-COMT: All-Hazards Communications Unit Technician (COMT) Course
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Communications Support 
Communications Unit Training and Support 
TRG-ICS: Communications Unit Integration into the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS)Workshop                                  
TRG-INT: Principles of Interoperability and the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG)                                                                                                                           
TRG-INTRADIO: Introduction to Interoperable Radio Operations 
Communications Operations Support 
OP-MCVS: Mobile Communications Vehicle Support 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has just received his FEMA Emergency Management Institute NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader L969 NIMS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Certificate. I have now finished 10 of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Courses, NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Courses, ICS position-specific professional development All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses. But I currently do not have any Position Task Books (PTB) opened yet.

I believe it is important to be cross-trained in many different areas and have the certification and or credentials for them. As for myself I was put on Military Police Duty with The New York Guard at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY after September 11, 2001. 9/11

As for communications my father was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. He had worked at The National Security Agency NSA R Group - Research and Engineering May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis. Also worked on submarine to submarine communication for the US Navy Office Of Naval Research in which was funded by ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as you will see in my blog. Also both my parents where and my father still is a Amateur Radio Ham Radio Operator.



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969) that was held at Orange County Department Of Emergency Services, Goshen, New York. The Orange County Emergency Services Center Goshen, NY On July 12-14th 2016. Many thanks to Chris Carney Communications System Specialist Orange County Department of Emergency Services for hosting this event. All Many thanks to our two instructors Keith Victor of The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Toby Dusha NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services NYS Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications.
And assisting Richard Claing CT IMT-3 And nice to have in our class Brett Chellis, Deputy Director of the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications and others from Connecticut like Town of Ridgefield Ed Briggs Director of Health and some folks from New Jersey. 








In above picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Keith Victor of The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Toby Dusha NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services NYS Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications.


In picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with The Ulster County Sheriff's Office Mobile Incident Command Vehicle. Nice to have a couple guys from The Ulster County Sheriff's Office bring it to class and show us there truck with all the nice communications set up and portable repeater. 



My WA8UNS ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service 2007 Identification.

CT REGION 5 Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES) Radio Amateur Civil Emergency (RACES)




My ARRL ARECC Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Level 1 March 27, 2007 Certificate with my former call sign KB1MJF


 Also seen in QST May 2016 by Rick Palm, K1CE

TRG-AUXCOMM: Auxiliary Emergency Communications Course Certificate

Auxiliary Emergency Communicator (AUXCOMM) – This unofficial ICS position supports the operational and technical aspects of the Auxiliary Communications Unit, maintains and/or operates the AUXCOMM network; the knowledge to perform this function applies to every AUXCOMM position

I had attended the DESPP Sponsored Auxiliary Emergency Communications AEC Workshop At the CT Fire Academy on May 3rd and May 4th 2014

Thomas Q Kimball looking at the STOC (State Tactical On-Scene) boxes  "Spring Training" A Grand Slam in Connecticut QST; Jul 2009, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p70 ( Mr. Wilson Photo Credit )

WA8UNS listening to a briefing on the State Tactical Scene Communication Box STOC Interoperability Solution Model 341 Communications Gear made by Marcus Communications for the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Management Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security .



Connecticut, State Tactical On-Scene Channel System (STOCS) Train the Trainer Certificate

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut taking part in the The State Tactical On-Scene Channel System (STOCS)  is to provide an Interoperable Radio System for on scene tactical use. Train the Trainer Training that took place here at Ridgefield, Connecticut this morning. Great day for this on April 12th 2014 






WA8UNS Member of both the CARA Candlewood Amateur Radio Association and PEARL Putnam Emergency Amateur Repeater League 



WA8UNS Member of ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service KX1EOC Danbury, Connecticut


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) Photo 1988 I am a former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042)  In which I had started in 1988 I had left in 2012. I did have breaks in service. 



Former Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary member Second Lieutenant Thomas Kimball  doing some communications at the 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) 


Former Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary member Second Lieutenant Thomas Kimball  doing some communications at the 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) 


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol Certificate of Completion Master Level Communicator 1st April 2011


While in the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary I had the Duty Position Communications Officer then also Assistant Communications Officer as had both the ACUT Advance Communications User Training 05 February 2011 and the BCUT Basic Communications User Training 23 October 2010



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut USAA Quarter Century Member



The little guy in the crib is Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS


My father was in Signal Officer Basic Course, Ft Gordon June through August 1969 but came back to Ann Arbor, Michigan to see my birth July 4th 1969. Wish I could  see a class picture photo from the Signal Officer Basic Course, Ft Gordon June through August 1969 

I became interested in areas of subjects that where related to my growing up with my father's military past and also Amateur Radio Ham Radio as I was born in  July 1969 at the The University of Michigan Hospital  Ann Arbor, Michigan. So I was around for his Army two-year active duty which included US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. We had a TDY at Ft Hood, TX December 1969 through May 1970 for MASSTER US Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review SurveillanceTarget Acquisition and Night Observation STANO As it reads from the website masster - 1969-1976 - OTC History

On October 17, 1969, Project MASSTER moved to Building 91025 at the newly designated West Fort Hood, formerly "Killeen Base."and also Ft Meade for the National Security Agency NSA R Group - Research and Engineering. May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis . After that we moved to Miami, Fla for the ONR Office Of Naval Research 71-79. The work for ONR Office of Naval Research took my father to US Naval Facility NAVFAC Eleuthera and NAVFAC Bermuda.


Mother Frances Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)  The University of Michigan Hospital  Ann Arbor, Michigan.

My father was in Signal Officer Basic Course, Ft Gordon June through August 1969 but came back to Ann Arbor, Michigan to see my birth July 4th 1969. At the The University of Michigan Hospital  Ann Arbor, Michigan. From 1969 until 1971 my father had to do his Army two-year active duty US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. We had a TDY at Ft Hood, TX  December 1969 through May 1970 for MASSTER US Army Project Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation STANO. National Security Agency NSA R Group - Research and Engineering 1970-1971 after that in 1971 we would move to Miami, Florida. 



Thomas with his father somewhere in the Florida Everglades  Circa 1970’s after 1971.

My father who was WB4WZR in Miami then 1971-1979 And WA8UNS from 1966-1971
 Where it all started 69-71 Call sign WA8UNS at our home in Bowie, Md United States  Notice the HF Antenna in the back ground. 


Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut and my father Operating Special Station February 4th - 6th 2013

Father and son Operating Amateur Radio Ham Radio at AMC Appalachian Mountain Club Northwest Camp. northwest slope of Bear Mountain in Salisbury, CT.  My Mom did the role of professional Photographer. Thanks :)

My father is in his 70’s now and it would be great if he is able to see his work again that he did for The Department of The Navy Office Of Naval Research in which was funded by ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Defense Technical Information Center
Accession Number : ADC003594
Title :   Acoustic Communication Studies
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 1971-Jun 1974
Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL


Report Date : Sep 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : An experimental study of techniques for submarine to submarine communication was conducted. Based on the results of the experimental program, a practical submarine to submarine communication system is proposed. A particular implementation (M7) is suggested as a basis for future work.




An experiment study of coherent, matched filter techniques for  submarine-to-submarine communication was conducted, matched filter techniques offer three advantages over existing systems. First, coherent integration allows useful system operation at signal-to-noise ratios significantly below 0 db. Incoherent systems experience a threshold at a 0 db signal-to-noise ratio, which causes system performance to deteriorate rapidly. Second, filtering of the received information symbol with a filter matched to the received symbol waveform reduces the effects of both noise and multipath. Finally, these techniques are compatible with a wideband, randomized transmission format, which reduces the detectability of the signal by unintended receivers. The research program was conducted in two stages. The first stage evaluated communication system performance over 7- and 42- nmi fixed-site ranges. Over 4,000 hours of experimental data were obtained and analyzed to ensure the statistical significance of the measurements. Results from these data showed that reliable communication could be obtained with signal-to-noise ratios below 0 db. A typical experimental system (M6B) transmitted 0.625 bit/sec in a 100-hz band centered on 420 hz. Over a 42-nmi patch this system yielded a bit error probability of 0.01 at an input signal-to-noise ratio of -9 db. Such performance is within 6 db of that obtainable with the optimum receiver operating though a linear time invariant channel with added white Gaussian noise. To determine the applicability of the fixed-site results to the submarine-to-submarine communication problem the second stage of the program investigated the space-time stability of the acoustic medium with a towed source. An experiment was conducted in the deep ocean off Eleuthera, B.I at ranges from 0 to 400 nmi. This experiment indicated only a 10 percent decorrelation  in the channel from one 30-sec interval to the next. Consequently the coherent, matched filter techniques evaluated over the fixed-site ranges are applicable to practical problems involving moving platforms. Based on the results of the experimental program development of a practical submarine-to-submarine communication system using coherent matched filter techniques is proposed. A particular implementation (M7) incorporating a randomized burst-type transmission for detection resistance is suggested as a basis for future work. 



Thomas Q Kimball then at home in 1971-1979 at 8441 SW 142nd Street Miami, Florida 33158 


Thomas Q Kimball with the SWSC Sheeler Winton Swim Club 1970's

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  was a member of  The Sheeler Winton Swim Club in Miami, Florida 1971-1979 As it was truly a great place to swim.

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The US Naval Facility Eleuthera Bahamas is mentioned in The Third Battle Innovation in the U.S. Navy's Silent Cold War Struggle with Soviet Submarines


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut is the monitor for my US Naval Facility Eleuthera Bahamas Facebook Group in which is a closed group. As I only approve people are former employees and their dependents family member I approve the request to join. I request if you would like to join please message me as when you where there and a photo if possible. 


The picture collection of US Naval Facility Eleuthera, Bahamas, NAVFAC Eleuthera 1970's Pictures taken by father while working for the Office Of Naval Research ONR.

Please see and read pages 90-97 of the Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs | Royal Australian Navy Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 21. Australian Maritime Issues 2007 - SPC-A Annual






Nicely written as to my 8 1/2 years living in Miami, Florida between 1971-1979 before moving to Connecticut in 1979.

The below information is 


And
Please see pdf link on Using the Ocean to Hunt Soviet Submarines, 1950-1961 History – The American Sound Surveillance System: Using the Ocean to Hunt Soviet Submarines, 1950-1961 Volume 5 Number 2. The American Sound Surveillance System:  Gary E. Weir,. U.S. Naval Historical Center;
The below mentions two names of folks that my father had worked with from being a student of Theodore Birdsall, at Michigan’s Cooley Electronics Laboratory and with working with John Steinberg

Steinberg worked for seven years on Project Jezebel, the low frequency acoustic research that made the Sound Surveillance System [SOSUS] possible.

When he left Bell Labs for retirement and a research post at the University of Miami’s facility on Virginia Key between Miami and Key Biscayne, Steinberg’s interest in SOSUS continued.

University of Michigan mathematician then supported by ONR for his work in acoustic signal processing. Theodore Birdsall, at Michigan’s Cooley Electronics Laboratory

Contract Proposal PGI-MI-3 Period of Performance 1 July 1972- 30 June 1973

Transmission fluctuations John C. Steinberg, Office of Naval Research. Acoustics Programs, Institute for Acoustical Research

Institute for Acoustical Research, Miami Division of Palisades Geophysical Institute Blauvelt, New York 10913 , 1973

Institute for Acoustical Research, Miami Division of Palisades Geophysical Institute 615 S.W. 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33130 






A familiar name here is J. Lamar Worzel Vice President.

Worzel is a cofounder of the Palisades Geophysical Institute




Palisades Geophysical Institute, Inc Proposal PGI-MI-3 My father Dr. C.V. Kimball is listed with Dr. John C. Steinberg under Co-Principal Investigators 


Special Studies Group IAR/ PGI Suite 4 9719 South Dixie Highway Miami, Florida 33156 Special Studies Group IAR/PGI ( Institute for Acoustical Research. Miami Division of the Palisades Geophysical Institute. ) Suite 4 9719 South Dixie Highway Miami, Florida 33156

TI-MIX (Microcomputer Information Exchange) 

Tl-MIX (Texas Instruments Mini/MicrocomputerInformation Exchange)

TI-MIX (Texas Instruments Mini/Microcomputer Information Exchange) 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The T-Building United States Naval Facility - Eleuthera, Bahamas

I am the site administrator for NAVFAC Eleuthera Bahamas Facebook Group, US Naval Facility Eleuthera Bahamas and the NAVFAC Bermuda Facebook Group, US Naval Facility Bermuda Facebook Group

US Naval Facility Eleuthera, Bahamas NAVFAC Eleuthera Patch. I found this among other items given to me in helping to clean out my parents house. My father use to do trips there alot when we lived in Miami, Fla 1971-1979 as he did work for the Office Of Naval Research ONR

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut The United States Naval Facility - Eleuthera, Bahamas

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut The United States Naval Facility - Eleuthera, Bahamas
 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut The United States Naval Facility - Eleuthera, Bahamas
 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut The United States Naval Facility - Eleuthera, Bahamas

A familiar name here is J. Lamar Worzel Vice President. and also mentioned  Dr. John C Steinberg I had begun doing my own naval historical research by connecting the names. And came up with William Maurice Ewing and his student John Lamar Worzel to John C. Steinberg and T.G. Birdsall

I had enjoyed wanting to help others out and I enjoyed watching Emergency Squad 51 as a kid so my father on a trip had picked up for me while he was doing some work with the Naval Underwater Systems Center New London Connecticut  for the Office of Naval Research some how was able to get for me the NUSC Naval Underwater Systems Center New London Connecticut Fire Department 



As a student of the Cooley Electronics Laboratory Department of Electrical Engineering The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan.

He was a student of Mr. T. G. Birdsall Professor Birdsall 
Please see Professor Emeritus Ted Birdsall Receives Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics Ted Birdsall - Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics

From the above website :
Professor Emeritus Theodore G. Birdsall was recently honored with the Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America, "for contributions to signal detection theory and development of coded sequences in underwater acoustics." He is only the second recipient of this award

Theodore G. Birdsall  was a member of the Office of Naval Research's Underwater Sound Advisory group in 1966

During my father's time with the Cooley Electronics Laboratory Department of Electrical Engineering The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a contributor to many of the joint effort has been nicknamed MIMI (Miami-MIchigan )
hence the fact that I was born in 1969 at the The University of Michigan Hospital  Ann Arbor, Michigan. And moving to Miami in 1971. After my father's Army two-year active duty contract was over. 

Durring his time with the Cooley Electronics Laboratory Department of Electrical Engineering The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a contributor to many things like seen below.

Technical Report No. 161
03674-5-T
THEORY OF SIGNAL DETECTABILITY:
COMPOSITE DEFERRED DECISION THEORY
by
Richard A. Riberts
Approved by:B. F. Barton
for
COOLEY ELECTRONICS LABORATORY
Department of Electrical Engineering
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Contract No. Nonr-1224(36)
Office of Naval Research
Department of the Navy
Washington 25, D. C.
March 1965

the computer programs were written by Mr. Kimball. Mr. Kimball incorporated several special techniques in the computations due to the complicated functions that
arose in the analysis. The programs represent a great amount of very good work. Appendix C is due to Mr. Kimball.

Just by google searching Detection theory, or signal detection theory, and goto Detection theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia you can see all the math involved.

As my interest in Amateur Radio Ham Radio and other  related things came from my father



Steinberg JC, Birdsall TG (1966) Underwater sound propagation in the Straits of Florida. J Acoust Soc Am 39: 301–315 * My father is mentioned in the piece of work under acknowledgments C. Kimball on the computer analysis techniques. 



Below is some of my fathers old work

Accession Number : AD0674423
Title :   INTERSYMBOL INTERFERENCE IN BINARY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR COOLEY ELECTRONICS LAB
Personal Author(s) : Kimball,Christopher V.
Report Date : AUG 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 213
Abstract : When a binary communication system transmits symbols through a bandlimited channel, the received symbols will generally overlap in time, giving rise to intersymbol interference. In the presence of noise, intersymbol interference produces a significant increase in the system probability of error. The problem of intersymbol interference and noise is considered here for known, linear, time invariant channels and with added white Gaussian noise. Although a particular underwater acoustic channel is used as a source of motivation, the results presented are equally applicable to other communication channels. Traditional approaches to the intersymbol interference problem--spectrum and transversal (time) equalization are examined. A basis for the comparison of intersymbol interference problems using the concept of phase equalization, is given. A major assumption which limits the interference to that caused by adjacent symbols is made. This assumption is shown to be equivalent to restricting the transmitter to reasonable signalling rates relative to the bandwidth of the channel power spectrum. All subsequent analysis and evaluation are done under this assumption. Several linear filter receivers prevalent in the literature are reviewed and evaluated. Two easily implemented nonlinear receivers are considered as alternatives to the more complex optimized linear filter receivers. The iterated switched-mode receiver is shown to perform better than any optimized linear receiver when intersymbol interference is moderate. (Author)
Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER COMMUNICATIONS, INTERFERENCE, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MULTIPATH TRANSMISSION, BANDWIDTH, ERRORS, PROBABILITY, INFORMATION THEORY.
Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Non-radio Communications
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE

In my father's phd publication Intersymbol Interference In Binary Communications by C.V. Kimball in which he mentions to things here in this blog posting: Iterated Switched-Mode Receiver in which the below shows his Patent US3611149 also mentioned in his Forward in his Intersymbol Interference In Binary Communications phd publication "This report considers a practical problem in underwater communications - intersymbol interference. And the above contributions should be of considerable importance to a designer of a underwater communications system." In which I am proud to show and share his Acoustic Communication Studies (U) An experimental study of techniques for Submarine to Submarine Communications Systems as seen above. 





I am sharing his work for educational purposes.
3611149 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 3 patents.

There is disclosed an iterated switched mode receiver which operates on a received distorted serial binary sequence to diminish or eliminate 
intersymbol interference. The operation of the receiver is predicated upon making two decisions on each symbol. The preliminary or 'first guess' decisions on adjacent symbols are used to eliminate the effects of these symbols on the final decision for each symbol. Signal delays are employed so that it is possible to work with the successor digit as well as the predecessor digit. The preliminary decisions on the succeeding and preceding digits are made by threshold circuit having thresholds at zero. The final decision is made by a variable threshold circuit which receives as its inputs outputs representative of the digit immediately preceding, the digit immediately succeeding and the digit to be processed.
Title
Application Number
04/830,964
Publication Number
3611149
Application Date
June 6, 1969
Publication Date
Inventor
Assignee
The Bottelle Development Corporation a correction would be Assignee is 
(The Battelle Development Corporation)
IPC

Notice the application date is 1969-06-06 which is about on month before I was born July 4th 1969


Amplitude Learning in the Sequential‐Clipper Crosscorrelator Detection Receiver By C.V. Kimball as seen on 70th Meeting Acoustical Society Of America Wednesday 3 November 1965
A comparison is made between an adaptive sequential‐clipper crosscorrelator and the adaptive nonclipping sequential receiver for the case of a signal known except for amplitude; i.e., amplitude is specified by a probability distribution. Both receivers update distributions on the signal amplitude during the observation process to learn the transmitted signal amplitude and, consequently, improve receiver performance. This study compares the amplitude learning of the two receivers during one step of the sequential procedure. Assuming the same initial information, a fixed small‐amplitude signal is applied to the input of each of the receivers and the distributions after observation are studied. From these distributions, the amplitude learning of the sequential‐clipper crosscorrelator receiver is compared with that of the amplitude‐utilizing receiver to provide a measure of the efficiency of the clipper crosscorrelator receiver in learning the signal amplitude. The measure obtained is analogous to the well‐known detection efficiency of 2/π. [Work supported by the U. S. Office of Naval Research Acoustics Programs (Code 468).]


J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Volume 38, Issue 5, pp. 911-911 (1965); (1 page)

Electrical Engineering Department, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48105 

Finally after so many years of waiting for a National Security Agency NSA FOIA request to be approve  today April 5th 2014, I get to see my fathers paper in the NSA Technical Journal Article 1966 on 
C.V. Kimball A Text Recognition Procedure for Cryptanalysis.  https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/tech-journals/assets/files/text-recognition.pdf As student University of Michigan.  Paper looks like to was viewed at the International Symposium in Information Theory at UCLA 31 January-2 February 1966 mentions Dr. B.C. Getchell, P1 My research on google mentions  Dr. B.C. Getchell  Butler University



If you look at last page of C.V. Kimball A Text Recognition Procedure for Cryptanalysis.  
Looking at the page of references. You see C.V. Kimball
A RecognitionProcedure for Natural-Language Text with Application to Cryptography,
Unpublished thesis University of Michigan 1965. And Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems is a paper published in 1949 by Claude Shannon  

references. Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems. (Shannon, C.E.) Bell System Technical Journal, 28: 4. October 1949 Pages 656 and Page 709


As my interest in Amateur Radio Ham Radio and other  related things came from my father

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and
and


Wiley-IEEE Press: Claude E. Shannon: Collected Papers I would like to get a copy of this but cost to much.

Claude Shannon - Father of the Information Age 




And also Theory of signal detectability : composite deferred decision theory 1965 in which my father contribute to by The computer programs were written by Mr. Kimball incorporated several special techniques in the computations due to the complicated functions that
arose in the analysis. The programs represent a great amount of very good work. Appendix C is due to Mr. Kimball. As you interest is your his first son and also that a lot of this has to due in which we use communications in today’s world. 


Two old books of my father The Mathematical Theory Of Communications by Claude E. Shannon and Warren Weaver and Information Theory and Introduction For Scientists and Engineers Raisbeck 


Some of my father’s old books:
Key Papers in the Development of Coding Theory Elwyn R. Berlekamp IEEE Press

Spread Spectrum Techniques Robert C. Dixon IEEE Press

Data Communication Via Fading Channels Kenneth Brayer  IEEE Press

 Secret and Secure: Privacy, Cryptography, and Secure Communication by Clayton C. Pierce
 Analysis of the permutations in the federal data encryption Standard  Clayton C. Pierce
I am proud of my father’s work for Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Office Of Naval Research ONR and US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group The National Security Agency NSA as I was personal around for this from 1969-1979.  As Amateur Radio Ham Radio was in the family 60's-70's (WN8QGF 1965-1966)WA8UNS (1966-1971) -WB4WZR (1971 until recently changed) And my mother was WN8QGE 1965-1966. As with this my Amateur Radio Ham Radio FCC call sign is WA8UNS





I grew up with Drake Amateur Radio Equipment, R. L. Drake Company manufacturer of electronic communications and also KDK 2 meter FM transceiver mobile in the 1970's My father also used a  Vibroplex Bug.,

As WA8UNS was my father's call sign in which changed in 1971 with a 4 call. The Drake Amateur Radio Equipment was sold before we moved to Paris, France in 1984. From 1979-1984 I would be able to build some small kits from Heathkit like a Code Oscillator HD-1416 Morse Heathkit Brand, Heath Co.; Benton Harbor MI and a few others. 



My Fathers old vibroplex morse code keyer mid 60's-70's WN8QGF-WA8UNS ( 1965-1971 ) -WB4WZR ( 1971 until recently changed )


I am also a Army and Navy Brat as my father was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. We had a TDY at Ft Hood, TX  December 1969 through May 1970 for MASSTER US Army Project Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation STANO.  On October 17, 1969, Project MASSTER moved to Building 91025 at the newly designated West Fort Hood, formerly "Killeen Base.”

I believe after some research that Colonel Sammy J. Cannon, SigC was one of my father’s bosses at US Army Project Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation STANO

Major General John K. Singlaub was the chief of staff, Project MASSTER US Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review Surveillance, Fort Hood, Texas, Oct 69 - Jun 71. 


Major General John K. Singlaub chief of staff, Project MASSTER, Fort Hood,



Many thanks to Major General John K. Singlaub for having sent this autographed picture to me. It really means a lot to me. As I was at home while my father was working under you there at US Army Project MASSTER US Army Project Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation And Review STANO Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation. I believe my father was with the Communications/Navigation Branch As he was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group
December 1969 through May 1970 apart of military history to me. Wish I could meet you in person one day and shake your hand. Thank You for your service. Major General John K. Singlaub Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment Major General Singlaub (U.S. Army, Ret.), who served in the OSS and was a founding member of the CIA, and whose career spanned 1943-78.


I had one day in the early 1990's like 1990 found this book on Major General John Kirk Singlaub Major General John Kirk Singlaub Hazardous Duty An American Soldier In The Twentieth Century  I look in it at the index and photos and came across Project MASSTER. So it became an intresting read to me. 


As my interest in my father’s military past grew as I was around for most of it July 1969-1979 10 years I wanted so research why his first activity duty TDY at Ft Hood, TX  December 1969 through May 1970 for MASSTER US Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review SurveillanceTarget Acquisition and Night Observation STANO. In which Major General John Singlaub was the chief of staff, Project MASSTER, Fort Hood, Texas, Oct 69 - Jun 71. ? As my father prior to this was doing mostly for the Office Of Naval Research ONR Cooley Electronics Laboratory Department of Electrical Engineering The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan. So a few years of researching came up with US Army Security Agency Support Group had a presence there but also maybe the part of SurveillanceTarget Acquisition and Night Observation STANO. Had some involvement with Operation Igloo White Sensors and Weapons which has mentioned U.S. Navy's Project Jezebel  replacing the hydrophones with microphones. But all is just a research theory for me. A book that caught my interest is Wiring Vietnam: The Electronic Wall - Anthony J. Tambini, Wiring Vietnam The Electronic Wall.pdf - Higher Intellect | Conte

Please click HERE THE FIELD ARTILLERYMAN - Fort Sill - U.S. Army  to see Sensor Systems Studied in Project MASSTER




Then we went back to Ft Meade for the National Security Agency NSA  May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis 



Some good reading

Attack on the USS Liberty by William D. Gerhard  Gerhard, William D. Attack on the USS Liberty: An Edited Version of SRH-256. Walnut Creek, CA: Aegean Park, 1996.

Secret and Urgent: The Story of Codes and Ciphers. 
Fletcher Pratt. Aegean Park Press, Apr 1, 1996 

The Origin and Development of the National Security Agency (Cryptographic Series) [ George Brownell, Wayne G. Barker] ( Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1981)


The Origin and Development of the Army Security Agency 1917-1947. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, June 1, 1993



Movie from Top secret NSA by Discovery Channel 4 5 

  



My old 1980's passport DDR Deutsche Demokratische Republik  East Germany from 1986 Zarrentin to Staaken, Again when the familiy was pulled over didn't know anything about my father's military past.,, 


US Army Security Agency Support Group Fort George G Meade Maryland 
Awards and Decorations Ceremony Service Club #2 1400 Hours 30 September 1970






Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS visiting the NSA National Cryptologic Museum - NSA/CSS The Memorial Wall  "They Served in Silence,"2006


National Cryptologic Memorial - NSA/CSS - National Security Agency





I did not know any of my father's work from 1969-1979.  And really didn't learn anything of it until mid to late 1980's.  But did find his old Vietnam Era OG-107 Uniforms in which I had found in box's and would wear the shirts when hiking.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  wanted to share :

Questions I have seen on google.

How did September 11th change my life.  How has your life changed since 9/11? How did the attacks of 9/11 change your life?

#NeverForget911

Since The activation Task Force Liberty, the New York Guard Component of the 42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope activated for Operation World Trade Center. And leaving with New York Guard with Honorable Discharge July 31 2003. In some of the training I have received from people that where there at Ground Zero WTC on 9/11 in which an honor to be taught by them. I’m glad to have made these accomplishments in my training which has been continuous, as it’s always evolving in Emergency Management. Some of my training might follow some of the recommendations from the 


“Create dedicated, ongoing training programs for FDNY chiefs so that they are proficient in using ICS principles during large and complex incidents involving terrorism, chemical, biological and radiological materials, and attacks to critical infrastructure.”

 Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS with The New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site HHC, Army Division Enlisted in the New York Guard 29 April 2000 ETS April 2003  Promoted Staff Sergeant E-6 15 March 2003 Honorable Discharge July 31 2003 Rank Grade SSG/E6 NYG World Trade Center Incident
#nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard

 A Certificate of Special Recognition The New York Guard Operation World Trade Center at Camp Smith Training Site apart of The New York Guard  MP Detachment 



I had just found this below in a storage
42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope

Joint Task Force 42 Rainbow Hope

An Open Letter to JTF 42 Service Members Brigadier General Joseph J Taluto Joint Task Force Commander

Synopsis of NYG ARDIV Duty Assignments, Task Force New York City and Task Force Liberty, 9/11/01 to 1/10/02 as seen in The Guardian Issue # 02-1 June 2002

At the time of The New York Guard activation Task Force Liberty, the New York Guard Component of the 42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope activated for Operation World Trade Center. At Camp Smith Training Site we were at Threatcon Charlie FPCON CHARLIE  apart of The New York Guard  MP Detachment we where unarmed while working there at Camp Smith Training Site  Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, New York Guard Awards and Decorations include: New York State Defense of Liberty Medal 15 September 2002, as well as the New York Guard Commander’s Citation 15 August 2002



From my old historical file:  Military Police Unit Headquarters 
New York Guard Army Division
Camp Smith
Newsletter
29 June 00

Under #6 Training A self study book is a available to all MP’s on responding to terrorism. 

The book FEMA/USFA/NFA-ERT:SS June 1999
Emergency Response To Terrorism Self-Study U.S Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs-Bureau of Justice Assistance Federal Emergency Management Agency United States Fire Administration-National Fire Academy



As seen in Fire Engineering: first responders' first line of defense in terrorism responses by Sam Hansen and Alan Veasey. This article mentions how The federal Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid, which is intended to be used with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

Please click here to see 

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Please see link below to read article written by Kenneth O. Burris Jr. as appeared in Fire Engineering 10/01/2000

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From my old historical file:  Military Police Unit Headquarters 
New York Guard Army Division
Camp Smith
Newsletter

1 April 00

Under #5 Training Up date on Peace Officer Training, will be held at Camp Smith on 29 & 30 April, 6 May, 20 & 21 May.


Thomas with the two New York Guard Peace Officer Training Instructors.


New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site Building 504 Peace Officer Training Group Photo. The training was April 29th and 30th and May 6th, 20th and 21st 2000 Thomas is in photo last row on the side of entry to building. Also in photo back row is friend Paul Garre also from Connecticut.


Then it was a must to get and have for the class and or course was the Penal Law and Criminal Procedure Law of the State of New York. For the New York Guard for the Peace Officer Training for the Military Police Unit Headquarters New York Guard.



From my old historical file:
NYSG-COS (3025) Members Of The New York Guard
World Trade Center (9*11) Survey
Operation Trade Center and Operation Airport Security Member Survey-State of New York

The New York Guard MP Detachment  Securing Camp Smith Training Site Pre New York Army National Guard MP Shack at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident




New York Guard Military Police Checkpoint Terrorist Alert Threatcon Charlie


Night time operations The New York Guard MP Detachment  Securing Camp Smith Training Site at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident


In photo with New York State Police trooper Kevin Reppenhagen Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident


The New York Guard Military Police Station Provost Marshal Building 85 Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY,  after 9/11 WTC Incident


The New York Guard Military Police Vehicle Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY,  after 9/11 WTC Incident


New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site NYG World Trade Center Incident Duty Group Photo. 

A small group of The New York Guard MP Detachment was sent to due some NYG World Trade Center Incident Duty at the New York Army National Guard and the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla, NY 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The RVNA 42nd Annual Health & Wellness FairApril 92016 at The East Ridge Middle School. I’m working the Ridgefield Health Department Booth with Director of HealthEd Briggs




I was with the local Volunteer Fire Department Fire-Police until I had torn my achilles in 2013 in training for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. Finally after seeing a different doctor I had surgery on my right achilles July 2014. Since my surgery in which there is one or two permanent stitches.


The different stages of cast I had on my right achilles starting in 2013 with just a hard cast (red) to and airiest (mid photo) to finally having surgery in 2014 (different type of cast on last photo)




My FEMA EMI Professional Development Series PDS in Emergency Management Certificate Of Achievement 18 April 2011

FEMA Continuity of Operations Excellence Series—Level 1 (Professional Continuity Practitioner) certification 8th October 2014

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully finished and completed The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course held on March 7th-11th 2016 at the world-class National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas. #TEEX #EOTC #MGT-314 #ICS #NIMS #emergencymanagement #emergencymgmt #emergencyresponse #firstresponders #training #disaster 

U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team CG-IMAT  Patch

Many thanks to SK2 Mayfield for sending this to me with the help of PERS3 Funkhouser and  LCDR McKinstry. As I’m beginning to collect patches from groups that I get the honor of training with.


FIRESCOPE (FIrefighting RESources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies )

The December 2012 edition of the ICS 420-1 "Pocket Sized" Field Operations Guide (FOG)


We talk and discussed The History of ICS in which came from Firescope
(Firefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies). 
Below are some links from articles I had come across about the above including the U.S Coast Guard ICS adoption and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 and NIMS (9/11) mentioned in one of the articles. 



And  Reducing the Red Slice, The Five Pillares of Command   
( The Five Pillars of Command Situational Awareness, Objectives, Resource Management, Communications Plan, Planning Process ) We also talked about The Litmus Test. We also used The Operational Planning “P”

Please click below to see more information about the above:

Please see Command and Control Leadership Joseph Castro Los Angeles Fire Dept Slides. Here you can see more info on the Five Pillares of Command   
( The Five Pillars of Command Situational Awareness, Objectives, Resource Management, Communications Plan, Planning Process ) Also The Litmus Test And The Operational Planning “P”

The Operational Planning "P" The Operational Planning Process ICS Planning Cycle Video.  As seen in another spot in this blog page of mine. In a sense The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course you are doing what there doing in this video plus more.



Please click below to see more information about the above:

Also here additional slides or pdf information that LAFD Battalion Chief Joe Castro has done on the above. 

Please click below to see more information about the above:


NYS DHSES New York State Division of Homeland Security And Emergency Services Certificate of Completion I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents.  




I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents at the Westchester County Department of Emergency Service in ValhallaNY on October 17th 18th 19th 2012.

I-400 ADVANCED ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents at The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, NY June 1st and 2nd 2013

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that I have finished 10 of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Courses, NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Courses, ICS position-specific professional development All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses. But I currently do not have any Position Task Books (PTB) opened yet.

ICS position-specific professional development

The EMI and NWCG performance-based position-specific development consists of 18 classroom-based courses: The below listed is my personal list of 10 of these ICS position-specific professional development in which I have.


As seen from the above webpage under Introduction and background

The primary goal of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is to provide the additional training that may be needed by personnel responsible for managing incidents of greater complexity than those typically encountered during routine operations. This training is designed to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for command, general staff and selected unit leader positions within an Incident Management Team (IMT) environment. Competencies in the training are focused around the ability of the student to assume specific position responsibilities, lead assigned personnel, communicate effectively, and to ensure the completion of assigned tasks in order to meet identified objectives for the position.

The need for a standardized approach to position specific training was first recognized in the mid-1980’s. This recognition was underscored by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, in addition to the natural disasters of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.


All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses - Type-3

I believe it is important to be cross-trained in many different areas and have the certification and or credentials for them. As for myself I was put on Military Police Duty with The New York Guard at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY after September 11, 2001. 9/11






#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-950 All-Hazards Incident Commander (IC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Incident Commander
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-965 All-Hazards Resources Unit Leader (RESL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Resources Unit Leader





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-958 All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC) NIMS ICS  All-Hazards Operations Section Chief 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-964 All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-962 All-Hazards Planning Section Chief (PSC) NIMS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-967 All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-973 All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-971 All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-954 All-Hazards Safety Officer (SOFR) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Safety Officer
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969) 

It was an honor to be taught by members of the FDNY IMT FDNY Incident Management Team and by members other IMT Incident Management Teams through Wiland Associates, LLC 
Please see link below:
These NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Programs where both challenging and educational to me. As I see this type of training slowly migrate to the East Coast from the wildland fire community from the West Coast.
FDNY Facility Locations And Sectors as of 10-19-2001
WTC World Trade Center Incident 9/11

Was handed out during one of our NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program Courses


Was handed out during one of our NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program Courses

Incident Within An Incident Emergency Action Plan
Southern Area Blue Team 
Incident Command
First page only


Please see Adaptation of the FDNY Command Structure and Training Following 9/11
5. The Incident Command System (ICS)

Please see link below:

Reflecting on 9/11 IMT Lessons Learned and Shared from 9/11
Incident Management Teams at the World Trade Center

Please see link below:


Please click to see 
 Article written by Larry Miller.

Please click here to see 
The above mentions “Only a few years ago, few would have thought possible that the East and West Coast could ever agree on how best to manage a large complex incident. The West Coast and the wildfire fighting community have used the incident command system (ICS) since the 1970s and adapted it for all hazards in the 1980s.”

As mentioned from the above article “I didn't know about the incident management teams (IMTs)—federal incident overhead teams of about 30 members from the Department of Forestry, used mostly for wildland fire campaigns, who understand the planning needs for a long-term operation.”

Now the FDNY IMT’s have supported help out during hurricanes Katrina and Rita and also Hurricane Gustav and others.

The (L-950) All-Hazards ICS Incident Commander Course at Valhalla, NY January 2014
L 950: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Incident Commander

We had some great instructors for this course that brought in real time experiences and stories that was integrated into the course. It was great, Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Chief Robert Maynes, and Dan Oltrogge, 

Robert Maynes, Queens Borough Commander with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY)


Chief Maynes, who is responsible for operations, policy, training and administration for the departments 96 units assigned to Queens, is a 30 year FDNY veteran and has been deployed nationally to 15 catastrophic incidents. He was part of the Fire Department’s highly skilled Incident Management Team which responded to Hurricane Katrina after it hit New Orleans.
Dan Oltrogge, Director of Fire and Aviation for the Grand Canyon

National Park, National Park Service (retired)

Southwest Area Incident Management Team – Dan Oltrogge IC.

U. S. Forest Service Southwest Incident Management Team. Dan Oltrogge, Incident Commander.

Fire Engineering 10/01/2002 Volume 155, Issue 1

 WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

Please click here to see 


Within the Article WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

Please click to see here: 


That mentions “ FEMA had brought in the wildland incident management teams.”

Please click to see here: 


That mentions “The third floor was reserved for the FEMA Incident Management Teams (IMT). We had no idea what an IMT was or how it could best be used”

Please click to see here: 

That mentions “FEMA'S INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM (IMT)

The Planning Section of the U.S. Forestry Service's incident management teams called in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA)”

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That mentions “everything from the creation of highly specialized Incident Management Teams that can manage the response to large and complex situations”

That mentions “In operations, we are field-testing new UHF radios that will ensure better communication at the scene and are developing solutions that will ensure radio communications in high-rises, regardless of the state of the building.”

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That mentions “Create Incident Management Teams. These teams should be comprised of specialized, highly trained personnel who would be activated in response to major incidents.” & “Create dedicated, ongoing training programs for FDNY chiefs so that they are proficient in using ICS principles during large and complex incidents involving terrorism, chemical, biological and radiological materials, and attacks to critical infrastructure.”

That mentions “IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES”

There where members of the FDNY IMT FDNY Incident Management Team Members Yonkers Fire Department and Yonkers Police and Westchester County Police, Northeast Region Civil Air Patrol and others at the (L-950) All-Hazards ICS Incident Commander Course at Valhalla, NY 



Some of these articles that I have link are written by Chief Robert Maynes and are in Fire Engineering Magazine and or FireEngineering.com great articles to read.



Daniel Oltrogge is mentioned in the above article with Chief Maynes

Please google search Daniel Oltrogge (IC-Southwest Area IMT) and  FDNY IMT FDNY Incident Management Team


Please see within the same link In the Beginning...The story behind the FDNY IMT's creation






The (L-965) All-Hazards ICS Resources Unit Leader Course at Valhalla, NY February 2014

L 965: All-Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader

We had some great instructors for this course Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Michael Meyers - Mike Meyers, FDNY Battalion Chief and Michael Kuypers-Mike Kuypers

Michael Meyers - Mike Meyers, FDNY Battalion Chief  Operations Section Chief with the FDNY IMT, FDNY Operations

The (L-958) All- Hazards ICS Operations Section Chief Course at Valhalla, NY March 2014

L 958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief

L-958, All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC)


“This was a tough course”
We had some great instructors for this course Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Tom Hatcher, National Type 1 Operations Section Chief and William “Dugger” Hughes, National Type 1 Operations Section Chief, National Type 1 Incident Commander

U.S. Forest Service Fire Management Officer Dugger Hughes

The (L-964) All-Hazards ICS Situation Unit Leader Course at Valhalla, NY April 2014
L 964: All-Hazards Position Specific Situation Unit Leader

All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL)

We had some great instructors for this course Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



In the Pictures Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Greg Shuping of North Carolina and Brian Lauber of Arizona both instructors with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

The (L-962) All Hazards ICS Planning Section Chief Course at Valhalla, NY May 2014

L 962: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief

All-Hazards Planning Unit Leader ( PSC )

We had some great instructors for this course Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


In the Pictures Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Stephen N. Foley Steve Foley and Michael Meyers - Mike Meyers, FDNY Battalion 9 Chief Operations Section Chief with the FDNY IMT, FDNY Operations
 both instructors with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Steve Foley Plays the role of agency representative with the Department of Transportation in this video of the ICS Planning P

The (L-967) All Hazards ICS Logistics Section Chief June 2014 at Valhalla, NY

L 967: All-Hazards Position Specific Logistics Section Chief

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Daniel Martinetion FDNY Battalion Chief Safety Battalion 1 and 
FDNY Battalion Chief Paul Tauber, Battalion 50

The (L-973) All Hazards ICS Finance/Administration Section Chief June 2014  at Valhalla, NY 

L 973: All-Hazards Position Specific Finance/Admin. Section Chief

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Arliss Redekopp with the Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 WA IMT-2 and James Kane FDNY Battalion Chief Battalion 49

I’m sharing the following as it was honor and privilege to be taught by some of the FDNY’s Incident Management Team for some of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training in which I took part in as a student.

The (L-971) All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader Course August 2014 at Valhalla, NY 

L 971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader


Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Daniel Martinetion FDNY Battalion Chief Safety Battalion 1 and 
FDNY Battalion Chief Paul Tauber, Battalion 50 with two of the students that where in the class.

The (L-954) All- Hazards ICS Safety Officer Course August 2014 at Valhalla, NY 

L 954: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer


In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Cliff Chetwin and Bryan Swift 



In above picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Keith Victor of The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Toby Dusha NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services NYS Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications.
Links and information in which I had found in the area of the course which I felt might be useful.

THE. PLANNING “P” is important part of this class 
FEMA Incident Action Planning Guide The IAP Guide explains how to plan and execute operations during any incident.

It would be highly recommend in my view and opinion to take and do Emergency Management Institute - FEMA Independent Study Program IS-201: Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan As this is going to be used in all of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training.



NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program
For Incident Management Teams and Positions Within the Incident Command System
Please click here to see the document:
The primary goal of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is to provide advanced level training needed by personnel responsible for managing incidents of greater complexity than those typically encountered during routine operations. This training is designed to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for Command and General Staff and selected Unit Leader positions within a Type III and/or Type IV Incident Management Team (IMT) environment.

Please click here to see:

THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: A VITAL PREPAREDNESS TOOL BY WILLIAM SHOULDIS 

This article mentions high-risk/low-frequency incident which there is a great video High-Risk and Low-Frequency
 by retired California Highway Patrol Captain Gordon Graham.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE EOC

The EOC depends on maintaining situational awareness. Planning enables agencies’ representatives to focus on vital services to maintain the safety and well-being of the public at risk. The proper time to develop and practice an emergency operation plan (EOP) is before a community suffers a high-risk/low-frequency incident. Document the following essential functions during EOC activation to ensure a fair distribution of resources:

Please click here to see:
 High Risk/Low Frequency Events in the Fire Service by Gordon Graham. We had watch this video in our class.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The Arizona Communications Unit Leader (COML) Best Practices Guide. Impressed that it has all the ICS Forms needed for a Communications Unit Leader (COML) in one pdf document. Even though it says Arizona I’m sure it can be used and adopted to use in any state. 
To get to the Arizona Communications Unit Leader (COML) Best Practices Guide please goto the OEC Public Safety Tools Website and look for the PS Library (Public Safety Library Box ) you can type it in the search box.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The Newly Released NIFOG 1.6.1 The Newly Released National Interoperability Field Operations Guide v1.6.1 June 2016


Please click here to see more about 


Please click here to see more about 


As seen in the above

The Communications Unit (COMU) Plays a critical support within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS establishes basic principal, practical tools and a definitive nomenclature and structure for supporting incident-based emergency response. 

The Communications Unit Leader (COML) heads the Communications Unit and is responsible for integrating communications and ensuring that operations are supported by communications. The COML must understand ICS and local response systems to support efforts of Incident personnel. 

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Under the Communications Unit Training has subjects of the following:

Roles & Responsibilities of COMU Personnel
COML Course Development
COML Course Delivery
AuxComm and COMT Courses
Train-the-Trainer Courses
Position Task Books (PTBs)

Under Roles & Responsibilities of COMU Personnel Mentions the Communications Unit (particularly the COMT, INCM and RADO), were originally developed by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)


DHS/OEC/ICTAP Incident Command System (ICS) Communications Unit (COMU) Implementation and Best Practices Mentions the
History of NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit. Mentions:
Since the late 1970’s Wildland Fire Incident Management Teams. 
Also mentions:
Following the events of September 11, 2001 a Presidential Executive Order required all significant events to use the National Incident Management System (NIMS) 

As seen in my blog below:
We talk and discussed The History of ICS in which came from Firescope
(Firefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies). 
Below are some links from articles I had come across about the above including the U.S Coast Guard ICS adoption and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 and NIMS (9/11) mentioned in one of the articles. 

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The Fires that created an Incident Management System

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National All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader COML Mobilization Guide (This is like a template to add information to)


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DHS/OEC/ICTAP Communications Unit (COMU) Positions Description Recognized in the Incident Command System (ICS) Notice Amateur Radio Operators in the above chart. Amateur Radio Operators and AUXCOMM members support the COM-L as a Technical Specialist (THSP)



The ICS organizational chart with IC- Incident Commander LSC-Logistics Section Chief COML- Communications Unit Leader.
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut wanted to share he has completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Incident Commander Course January 27th-31st 2014
 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut wanted to share he has completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief June 2nd-6th 2014

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969) 



The All-Hazards Communications Unit Self-Paced Briefing PPT to find this goto the OEC Public Safety Tools Website Under Training and then hit the COMU Overview button and look for COMU Awareness


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We talk and discussed The History of ICS in which came from Firescope
(Firefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies). 
Below are some links from articles I had come across about the above including the U.S Coast Guard ICS adoption and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 and NIMS (9/11) mentioned in one of the articles. 

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The United States Coast Guard Communications Unit Activities Communications Unit Leader "P" aka Planning P Please see video below of the ICS Planning P Cycle


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OEC Public Safety Tools Website and look for the PS Library (Public Safety Library Box) by clicking this you can then search in the webview under the area search you will see Connecticut and that is where you will find the Connecticut Interoperability Field Operations Guide (CTIFOG) CT FOG v1.0


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The above shows and or tells you about each communications course out there by giving you a description and also letting you know what the Prerequisites are. 


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 As seen in The Auxiliary. Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) US Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications Version 1.0. at 1.2.4 Radio Operator (RADO)
1. Staff positions in the ICC
2. Responsible for documenting radio and telephone messages.
3. Incident Dispatchers, Tactical Dispatchers, Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) team members many be assigned to RADO positions by the COML
4. RADOs, Incident Dispatchers, Tactical Dispatchers, and TERT team members typically receive specialized training to operate in an incident-based environment. 

I'm am not sure if a Amateur Radio Ham Radio Operator would want to do the above. 

Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) US Department Of Homeland Security Office Of Emergency Communications Version 1.0. In it’s index includes Basic ICS Organization - Communications Unit Position Descriptions - ICS Roles And Responsibilities And ICS Forms and more.


I was able to obtain this New York City Interagency Communications Committee  NYCICC
New York City Urban Area Radio Interoperability Field Operations Guide from one of  courses I had attended.

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I had a old pdf version of The National Incident Radio Support Cache User's Guide 2003 National Interagency Incident Communications National Interagency Fire Center a file that was handed out in one of my many previous courses that I have attended. I just recently found a 2015 version. In this mentions COMT COML like a COML/COMT Checklist ICS-205 Radio Communications Plan

 From the The National Incident Radio Support Cache User's Guide 2003 National Interagency Incident Communications National Interagency Fire Center Drawing 7 for Extended or Multiple Operations Are Linking Systems Notice where the ICP/ICC Incident Command Post / Incident Communications Center is and remember that a An EOC is not an on-scene incident command post (ICP) - where the focus is on tactics to deal with the immediate situation. An EOC is used to support on-scene activities through the prioritization of activities, gathering and disseminating information, and the allocation of available resources. 
The Difference Between an ICP and an EOC Please see youtube video below.
 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he had attended The American Red Cross & CT Region 4 Disaster Institute (CT-RI-MA) United States Coast Guard Academy Friday, June 3, 2016 - Sunday, June 5, 2016. I am a new American Red Cross Volunteer Connecticut T5 Disaster Volunteer











The Red Cross Connecticut Disaster Training Institute - USCG Academy Challenge Coin issued to all participants last Friday-Sunday June 3rd-5th 2016

The Red Cross Connecticut Disaster Training Institute - USCG Academy Challenge Coin issued to all participants last Friday-Sunday June 3rd-5th 2016



American Red Cross Disaster Relief Truck

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut getting to meet United States Coast Guard CAPT Dave Burns Mission Support U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He was one of our guest speakers during lunch. 


A U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team (CG-IMAT) Patch #CG-IMAT #USCG Many thanks to SK2 Mayfield for sending this to me with the help of PERS3 Funkhouser and LCDR McKinstry. As I’m beginning to collect patches from groups that I get the honor of training with. As there was about 6 people from the U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team (CG-IMAT) that had taken the TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course held on March 7th-11th 2016 at the world-class National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas.

United States Coast Guard Academy Satterlee Hall

American Red Cross Shelter was opened Hurricane Irene at the Yanity Gym in Ridgefield, Connecticut 
American Red Cross Shelter was opened Hurricane Sandy at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation in Ridgefield, Connecticut 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Certificates and or American Red Cross Certifications. 


American Red Cross CBRNE Ready Respond  Disaster Cycle Services 2/21/2017


American Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Disaster Cycle Services 2/8/2017


American Red Cross Feeding Fundamentals Disaster Cycle Services 2/8/2017



American Red Cross Shelter Management Disaster Cycle Services 2/8/2017



American Red Cross Disaster Kitchen Training Disaster Cycle Services 12/4/2016



American Red Cross Disaster Feeding Fundamentals Disaster Cycle Services 12/3/2016


American Red Cross Disaster Basic Food Safety Legacy 12/3/2016


American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services Regional Orientation Disaster Cycle Services 11/1/2016


American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Orientation Disaster Cycle Services 7/15/2016


American Red Cross Disaster Frontline Supervisor and Simulation Disaster Cycle Services 6/9/2016


American Red Cross Shelter Management Disaster Cycle Services 6/8/2016


American Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Disaster Cycle Services 6/8/2016




American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview Disaster Cycle Services 4/18/2016

 WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross Certification of Completion Shelter Management
WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross Certification of Completion Shelter Fundamentals
WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross Certification of Completion Disaster Assessment


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross Certification of Completion Disaster Frontline Supervisor/Simulation

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross Certification of Completion Basic Food Safety

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross Certification of Completion Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that he and others had presented and distributed American Red Cross materials at The Microsoft Store at the Danbury Fair Mall In Danbury, Connecticut on Tuesday September 20th 2016. The event included important home fire safety information, how to build a preparedness kit and special coloring books and crayons for children. A Corporate sponsor with the American Red Cross #americanredcross volunteers #volunteers #microsoft #volunteering


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that he had volunteered #volunteered at the American Red Cross #americanredcross Booth Newtown's 23rd Annual Health & Public Safety Fair Saturday September 17th 2016 with other American Red Cross #americanredcross volunteers #volunteers





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that he is glad he was able to run in the Wolfpit Running Club 40th Annual Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon, Sunday, October 2, 2016. As this would be the last time that two great Wolfpit Running Club members would co-direct this race Rick Favier and John Dugdale. My first Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon dates back all the way to 1989. I did miss a few years in-between 1989-2016. This also would be my first half marathon since I had torn my achilles in 2013 in training for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. Finally after seeing a different doctor I had surgery on my right achilles July 2014. Since my surgery in which there is one or two permanent stitches. So since I couldn’t race 2013-2014-2015 I was still able to volunteer for the race. My first Marathon dates back to 1986. Marathon de Paris International Marathon de Paris 1986 with the Proselec Delacquis Demenagements ClamartFrance Running Club which I think was apart of Etudes et Productions Schlumberger 92140 Clamart France since my father Christopher Kimball was transferred  there with the family and I 1984 through 1986 from Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut. I have a handful of marathons and half marathon, bike races, triathlons, Ironman distance triathlons to Ultra-Marathons under my belt. I do not bike race and or do triathlons as I could not keep up with the ever raising cost of a race bike and or triathlon bike. As everything even the cost to race has gone up. A lot different then when I had used to do it mid 1980’s to about the mid 1990’s



Thomas Kimball in photo with fellow Wolfpit Running Club member John Dugdale and Thomas’s father Chris Kimball also a earlier days member. My father had meet up with some of the runners of the Wolfpit Running Club when my father had taken a job with Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut back in 1979. 

We had moved to Paris, France as Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut had transferred  my father to Etudes ET Productions Schlumberger 26, Rue De La Cavee-B.P. 202 92140 Clamart, France during the time period of 1984 through 1986. 

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut father's Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut Business Card 


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut father's Schlumberger 26, Rue De La Cavee-B.P. 202 92140 Clamart, France Bussiness Card. 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that I will once again be volunteering for Sandy Hook 5k race packet pick up Friday March 31st 2017 and also running in the Sandy Hook 5k April 1st 2017 #loverunsthrough #sandyhook5k

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut
Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share volunteering for Sandy Hook 5k race packet pick up Friday April 1st 2016 and also running in the Sandy Hook 5k April 2nd 2016 #loverunsthrough #sandyhook5k This was my first time running the event since I had torn my achilles in 2013. I have been doing this event since 2013 but had to miss out on 2014 and walk it in 2015. 




Not bad for my first running in a event since I tore my achilles in 2013 and had a achilles operation in 2014. Overall Place 153 Time 26:43 Division Place 30/150



WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut wanted to share his experience at the Sandy Hook 5K for 2015 

People been asking about how my achilles has held up since my first 5km walk yesterday Sandy Hook 5K since my surgery last July. A little sore and the achilles feels tight due to the fact first time doing it and will always have a permanent stitch (s) in my achilles . "But happy to have finished it and have cross the finish line. Even though might have been last I was able to do it




Volunteering Friday the 27th March at the Reed Intermediate School,




And then taking part in the Sandy Hook 5K 2015 on Saturday 28th



The  following picture from Katie. of me about to cross the finish line with newly made friends coming together to finish the journey of this years Sandy Hook 5K as the pain was worth every step as such a great cause. Number # 719


I wanted to share his experience at The Sandy Hook Run for the Families a HMF Events (Hartford Marathon Foundation) Hartford Connecticut Saturday - March 23, 2013.

Many Thanks to all those volunteers that help to make this event possible. It was a emotional start and event. And great to see those people that came together for this event. 


Some pictures from the Sandy Hook 5K 2013 I had took part in. I had to skip the 2014 due to my achilles tear -injury.  Number # 7915

Bib 7915 Overall 269th of 8,862 Male 196th of 3,128 M40-44 21st of 290 Male First Responder 15th of 92 Finished 00:23:28. Recently signed up for the Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race Half Marathon to help support the The Newtown Police Union  and to run with  The “Newtown Police Union Team” on April 7th 2013. A little soon for me doing a half marathon but should be able to handle it.  


Sandy Hook Run for the Families 2013

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Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut  United States running in the Stratton Faxon Danbury Half Marathon April 7th 2013Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race
Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race 2013
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I wanted to share some photos of 
“Newtown Police Union Team” running in the  Stratton Faxon Danbury Half Marathon or 5K.
Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race

April 7th 2013. This team is made up of police, fire and medical personnel from around the state. Proud to have been a member of this team. 


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut at The Marathon International De Paris Marathon De Paris Paris Marathon 1986






This is what the start of the Mairie De Paris  Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Depart 1986 Look Liked

Memories of the Marathon de Paris 1986
Souvenirs du Marathon de Paris 1986



Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,CT USA Pre Marathon de Paris International Marathon de Paris 1986 with the Proselec Delacquis Demenagements Clamart, France Running Club which I think was apart of Etudes et Productions Schlumberger 92140 Clamart France


Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Dimanche 4 Mai 1986
Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Diplome
The Paris International Marathon (French: Marathon International de Paris) Dimanche 4 Mai 1986
Le Marathon International de Paris (français: Marathon International de Paris) Dimanche 4 Mai 1986





Marathon International De Paris Marathon De Paris Paris Marathon 1986





WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut Marine Corps Marathon 1992 1993 1994 2006 patches 

Marine Corps Marathon 2006 Team USAA WA8UNS Kimball

Time 4:12:45 Overall 6024 
Marine Corps Marathon 2006 Team USAA WA8UNS Thomas Kimball

1991 Endurance Triathlon Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire Ironman Qualifier

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Ironman distance triathlon experience 1991 Age 22 Number # 046


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut wanted to share his first full Ironman 2.4 mile swim 112 mile bike 26.2 mile run distance triathlon experience with you.  Endurance Ironman Triathlon Lake Sunapee New Hampshire1991 was my first time to finish this event., I was 22 years old when I did this event 1991. 13 hours 48 minutes




WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  was a member of  The Sheeler Winton Swim Club in Miami, Florida 1971-1979 As it was truly a great place to swim.


Licence Etrangere enregistrée  Athlétic Club de Boulogne Billancourt ACBB Cyclisme 1986 Junior 1 Merlin Plage


Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,CT in the 2008 Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Marathon ultramarathon my last one attended as started doing them in 1997. My 2008 time  50km 31.1 miles 5:37:19

Jack Bristol's Lake Waramaug Ultras

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WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut at the Annual Wolfpit Half Marathon Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club 


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut at the Coors Light Biathlon Series Boston, MA Massachusetts 1990




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut at the Bud Light USTS U.S. Triathlon Series New England July 16th, 1989


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut at the Bud Light USTS U.S. Triathlon Series National Championship on Hilton Head Island November 5, 1989


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that he recently became a Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR) Volunteer a few months ago. 

It’s great to have some time to be able to volunteer for Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR) as I am able to work with the cats there. As It has been both beneficial to me as is to the cats.


I would have to say animals need as much love as us humans do as they want to feel loved as well.

As I have been very happy that I was able to adopt my dog Teddy from Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR Teddy has been great and not sure where I would be without him my small family. Teddy brings so much happiness and joy to me and not sure where I would be without him. Would like to thank Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR as Teddy has been great for me.




Teddy has a brother (cat) Amagio in which makes up the family. So both make up the small family and keeping me going. :) 

It is also great to see Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR) involvement and great work  with 



 Connecticut Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR, Ridgefield comes and drops off dog and cat supplies to hand out at The Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Ridgefield, CT

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyct #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Ed Briggs and I had attended a  “cross train” in the animal component of emergency response and preparedness on May 14th 2015. With The Connecticut State Animal Response Team (CTSART) at The Watertown Fire Department in Watertown, Connecticut. A concise overview of animal sheltering as it works in a co-located shelter. Providing a hands-on demonstrations of shelter set-up and operations. Also providing animal behavior pearls valuable in understanding the safety and dynamics of a shelter environment.







 Hanging out with a new friend during the Class :)


On May 13th 2016 a new Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service - TEEX's video had shown up on Facebook. Showing the U.S. Army 43rd Veterinary Medical Detachment from Fort Hood who are at Disaster City for an exercise in animal decontamination, and thanks to the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team.

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With ( Teddy and Amigo ) at home, Teddy was adopted from Teddy is a rescue from ROAR Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR) out of Ridgefield Connecticut. Amigo was found at a construction site and I adopted from the person who found him. As I do not have kids of my own. So these pets are my kids. Life would not be the same without Amiago and Teddy.
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Hanging out with K9 First Responders, Inc. (K9FR) which is a Critical Incident Mental Health Support (CIMHS) organization out of Milford, CT https://k9fr.org  Socrates and Gizmo. Gizmo has his own Facebook Page called Gizmo's Frens. Cuz we're frens! https://www.facebook.com/GizmosFrens and Gizmo's animal assisted therapy group has a new page! Please go give Paws For Friendship Inc. http://www.pawsforfriendshipinc.org These dogs are so cute and do a lot for us humans. Gizmo mother Jen gets him where needed and both enjoy being able to help others. Gizmo has been to Congress










#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut
#Volunteer #Volunteering Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is volunteer with the #ConnecticutFoodBank  Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Ridgefield, Connecticut August 12th 2016 gets to me U.S. Congressman Jim Himes #JimHimes #august @jahimes #congress

It was nice to see Congressman Jim Himes helping to distribute food to the folks in line that day for the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He is seen here on the Youtube Video mentioning that there are folks in Fairfield County Connecticut and Ridgefield Connecticut that do need food and there is hungry even in these affluent communities in Fairfield County Connecticut. 

Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry At St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut meets St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church 6 Ivy Hill Road Second Friday of the month

As I was brought to West Redding, Connecticut - Ridgefield, Connecticut when my father had taken a job with Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut back in 1979. 

Please click here to see the 10 patents had worked on 


Also a graduated from Joel Barlow High School Redding, CT Class of 1989



This would be my second time meeting him the first time is when Congressman Jim Himes had visited the Ridgefield, Connecticut Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during Hurricane Irene August 2011.






We first started here in Ridgefield, CT Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Ridgefield, Connecticut was at Halpin Lane 2012

Photos below of Volunteering with other Volunteers Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Ridgefield, Connecticut.




Volunteering with the  Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry At Ridgefield, Connecticut with Tony Phillips, director of Social Services with the Sharron McCleery Lavatori and other volunteers at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, CT.


Volunteering with a great group of volunteers like Anne and Rose an others.  With Tony Phillips, director of Social Services Ridgefield with Karen Gaudian
Always looking for more volunteers. 





 Busy morning here with volunteers getting food to community with the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry even at 13 degrees cold weather for Friday 12th February 2016., 



Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Ridgefield, Connecticut Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR, Ridgefield comes and drops off dog and cat supplies to hand out and also Ridgefield Library comes with books. We also set up a little table with pasta items from the Town Of Ridgefield Social Services.






#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that I was a student at the International School of Paris ISP High School from 1984 1985 1986 




The Old  International School of Paris ISP High School Jacket from 1984 1985 1986 About International School of Paris via Wikipedia





Fairfield County Boy Scouts Council Boy Scouts Troop 15 Redding,Connecticut About 1982 here is what I have left of my scouting days.
Fairfield County Council BSA Appalachian Trail with two trail sections ( all I can find )

Mostly all Scatacook District Patches

Scatacook Fall Camporee 1982
1983 Snowbird BSA Scatacook Dist
Scatacook Hike-O-Ree BSA 1983
Fairfield County Klondike Derby 1983
Scatacook District Fall 1986

Service Stars - Scouting - Boy Scouts of America 5-year service star, Green backs, 1-Year 5-year service star, Green backs

Tenderfoot then to Second Class,  Second Class would be as far as I would get

merit badges are: swimming, camping, pioneering, wildness survival

Boy Scout Skill Awards: citizenship, camping, swimming, family living, first aid, hiking



Transatlantic Council  Troop 112 Boy Scouts of America out of the American Embassy In Paris,  Wed Oct 23rd 1985 



Transatlantic Council  Troop 112 Boy Scouts of America out of the American Embassy In Paris, France from 1985-1986



World Scout Crest Transatlantic Council Boy Scouts Of America. This was earned by scouting with scouts from another country back then in 1985-1986


 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that I was also a member Transatlantic Council  Troop 112 Boy Scouts of America out of the American Embassy In Paris, France from 1985-1986