Troops Respond to Hurricane Sandy

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers get a view of Hurricane Sandy's winds from the back of a cargo truck as they conduct relief operations in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Soldiers operate out of a temporary command post at the 177th Fighter Wing to coordinate relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard. The New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing is located at Atlantic City International Aiport, N.J.   U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Army Sgt. Michael Ryno provides assistance to a family displaced by Hurricane Sandy at an emergency shelter at the Werblin Recreation Center in Piscataway Township, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012. Ryno and fellow soldiers are assigned to the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
  • Army Spc. Anthony Monte helps a woman displaced by Hurricane Sandy at an emergency shelter at the Werblin Recreation Center in Piscataway Township, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012. Monte is assigned to the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
  • Soldiers conduct reconnaissance patrols to support Hurricane Sandy operations in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to G Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Virginia National Guard, which has been authorized to bring up to 750 personnel on state active duty.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class A.J. Coyne
  • Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth Williams hands sandbags out the back of a cargo truck to help residents hit by Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012. Williams is assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, based at Atlantic City International Airport.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Soldiers run patrols up and down I-95 around Fredericksburg, Va., Oct. 29, 2012, searching for and assisting motorists and state and local authorities as part of Hurricane Sandy recovery operations. The soldiers, staged at the Fredericksburg Readiness Center, are assigned to the 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Terra C. Gatti
  • Soldiers prepare to conduct reconnaissance patrols in support of Hurricane Sandy operations in Suffolk, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the Virginia National Guard, which has been authorized to bring up to 750 personnel on state active duty.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class A.J. Coyne
  • Soldiers conduct reconnaissance patrols to support Hurricane Sandy operations in Suffolk, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the Virginia National Guard. Virginia's Guard and defense force are staging throughout the state with personnel and equipment capable of performing high-water transport, debris reduction and reconnaissance patrols.  U.S. Army photo photo by Sgt. 1st Class A.J. Coyne
  • Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, consults with senior leaders guiding the National Guard's response to Hurricane Sandy as part of the federal, state and local team at the Pentagon, Oct. 29, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill
  • The Coast Guard rescues 14 people from life rafts in the Atlantic Ocean about 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012, but two people remain missing. The first MH-60 Jayhawk crew hoisted five people into the aircraft, and a second helicopter rescued nine people. Crews took all to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., with no life-threatening conditions.  U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Video Still
  • The Coast Guard rescues 14 people from life rafts in the Atlantic Ocean about 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012, but two people remain missing. The first MH-60 Jayhawk crew hoisted five people into the aircraft, and a second helicopter rescued nine people. Crews took all to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., with no life-threatening conditions.  U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Video Still
  • The New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing stands ready to respond in support of Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd