Soldiers, Airmen Conduct Flood Recovery in Colorado

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers and airmen use heavy equipment to repair damage along U.S. Highway 36 as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 17, 2013. The service members are engineers assigned to the Colorado National Guard. Guard members are working with the Colorado Department of Transportation to build a 24-foot, two-lane causeway before winter, following heavy flood damage. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jecca Geffre
  • Soldiers and airmen repair damaged along U.S. Highway 36 as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 17, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jecca Geffre
  • A damaged house along U.S. Highway 36 where National Guard engineers are repairing damaged roadways as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 17, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jecca Geffre
  • Soldiers and airmen use heavy equipment to repair damage along U.S. Highway 36 as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 17, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jecca Geffre
  • Air Force Senior Airman Mathew Shipman works to shore up roadwork that washed away during recent heavy floods along U.S. Highway 36, as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 21, 2013. Shipman, a power production specialist, is assigned to the Montana Air National Guard's 219th RED HORSE Squadron. U.S. Air Force National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer
  • Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Clancy Michelson, left, operates the yellow excavator as Army Spc. Paul Maimish operates the green one as they shore up a river bed along U.S. Highway 36 as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer
  • Soldiers and airmen pour concrete underneath a bridge damaged by flooding along U.S. Highway 36 as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 21, 2013. The river was diverted in order to complete construction. U.S. Air Force National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer
  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Koth operates a piece of heavy equipment while repairing roadway damaged by flooding along U.S. Highway 36 as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 21, 2013. Koth, a heavy equipment operator, is assigned to the Montana Air National Guard's 219th RED HORSE Squadron. U.S. Air Force National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer
  • An Army Chief Warrant Officer 2, left, Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Parriman, center, and 
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Brian Furr discuss the concrete pour for a bridge on U.S. Highway 36 as part of Operation Sapper Fury near Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 21, 2013. Parriman and Furr are assigned to the Montana National Guard. U.S. Air Force National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer
  • A National Guard member operates an excavator on the Little Thompson River between Estes Park and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 21, 2013, as part of Operation Sapper Fury. U.S. Air Force National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer