Hams in the VA and MDC Sections have been supporting the Marine Corps Marathon, the fifth largest marathon in the world, for thirty-three years.  This presentation provides a look into working across section and division lines to bring the amateur radio role into NIMS compliance.

Jim Cross, WI3N, has been the ARRL Maryland/DC Section Manager for the past five years.  Previous positions have been Emergency Coordinator for an urban county with a population larger than six states, Section Emergency Coordinator and Assistant Section Manager.   Jim is a member of the newly formed ARRL Emergency Communications Advisory Committee and was recently selected for the ARRL Joe Knight Distinguished Service Award.