Guardsmen Conduct Recovery, Clean Up After East Coast Snowstorms

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Capt. William Gainey, right, briefs Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr., adjutant general of South Carolina, on the debris clearing efforts of his soldiers at Graniteville Armory, S.C., Feb. 14, 2014, following a snow and ice storm, which hit the area earlier in the week. Gainey is commander of South Carolina Army National Guard's 1221st Engineer Clearance Company. Aiken County‚Äôs emergency managers requested the National Guard to assist in recovery efforts as their area was one of the most impacted in the state. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Cashion
  • A South Carolina National Guard high mobility engineer excavator helps clear a secondary road of trees and debris near Aiken, S.C., Feb. 14, 2014. The storm left thousands of residents without power and cut off access to major roads and towns in the area. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Cashion
  • Army Staff Sgt. Frank Verant helps clear a secondary road of trees and debris near Aiken, S.C., Feb. 14, 2014. Verant is assigned to South Carolina Army National Guard's 1221st Engineer Clearance Company. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Cashion
  • Soldiers move out while carrying chain saws and other equipment to help clear debris and downed trees from rural roads in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 15, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to South Carolina Army National Guard's 1221st Engineer Clearance Company. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago
  • Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Brazell assists in clearing debris and downed trees from a rural road in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 15, 2014. Brazell is assigned to South Carolina Army National Guard's 1221st Engineer Clearance Company.  National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago
  • Army Spc. Michael Tingen and Staff Sgt. Andrew Brazell assist in clearing debris and downed trees from a rural road in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 15, 2014. Tingen and Brazell are assigned to South Carolina Army National Guard's 1221st Engineer Clearance Company. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago
  • Army Spc. Nathan Arroyo assists in clearing debris and downed trees from a rural road in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 15, 2014. Arroyo is assigned to South Carolina Army National Guard's 1221st Engineer Clearance Company. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago
  • Army Spc. Nathan Arroyo, left, and Staff Sgt. Andrew Brazell wrap a chain around a downed tree to clear a rural road in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 15, 2014. Arroyo and Brazell are assigned to South Carolina Army National Guard's 1221st Engineer Clearance Company. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago
  • Army Spc. Cody Fields uses a chain saw to cut through a downed tree on a rural road in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 15, 2014. Fields is assigned to South Carolina Army National Guard's 1226th Engineer Detachment. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago
  • A soldier uses a chain saw to cut away tree branches as other soldiers assist in clearing debris and downed trees at an intersection in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 15, 2014. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago