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As a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Lt. Col. Dion Viventi has been called to serve in numerous disasters.
He has responded in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Viventi and other members of the Tar River Composite Squadron are currently on call to respond if needed for Hurricane Irma.
The squadron is based at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport, of which Viventi is managing director.