Post 25 Member Robert "Bob" Candland sends message during the exercise. Photo by Dick Verbrugh


Local American Legion supports Imperial County Emergency Operation Center exercise

El Centro, CA

The Imperial County (Calif.) Emergency Operations Center exercise "Hurricane Lupe" took place on October 30, 2019.

Boyce Aten American Legion Post 25 (El Centro, Calif.) members Bob Candland, J. Rollins and Dick Verbrugh supported the exercise in planning and emergency radio operations.

The American Legion post is seeking local veterans interested in starting up The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) in the Imperial Valley. Although currently licensed veteran operators are wanted, any veteran interested in becoming a radio operator, or "ham," and joining up are also wanted.

For those interested, Bob Candland may be reached at (760) 427-2462. For more about TALARC, please go to

Left to right: Post 25 members Bob Candland and J. Rollins. Photo by Dick Verbrugh
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