MOVE I, the original IEEE-USA’s Mobile Outreach Vehicle, has been relocated to California to support the western United States. Cisco generously donated a new response vehicle (MOVE II), which will serve from MOVE’s base of operations near Raleigh, NC. The new truck enables IEEE-USA MOVE to support the entire continental United States.
The move across the US was a true celebration. “IEEE MOVE Across America” began in North Carolina on 22 April and headed West, stopping along the way to meet IEEE members and introduce them to the vehicle and the volunteer team members. The first stop was Birmingham, AL, then the IEEE Power & Energy Society T&D Conference in New Orleans, then the University of Texas at Dallas. From Dallas the MOVE truck made stops at the University of Oklahoma National Weather Service in Norman, OK, The University of New Mexico and Phoenix, AZ before stopping at Qualcomm in San Diego, CA.
Finally, the MOVE truck arrived at the 2022 VIC Summit & Honors Ceremony Gala in San Diego, CA on 6 May. The truck will be housed in San Diego to support disaster recovery in the western half of the United States.