DoD Reflects on Response to Hurricane Sandy

The DoD reflects on its response to Hurricane Sandy, which stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 29, 2012 and carved a swath of destruction from Florida to Maine and as far west as Michigan and Wisconsin.

“We had to be ready to respond big and fast — so the National Guard deployed in multiple states, creating ground task forces in advance of Hurricane Sandy,” said Army Gen. Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau.

In the aftermath, more than 9,100 citizen-soldiers and airmen had boots on the ground across 12 states. Dual-status commanders were appointed to oversee and coordinate military response operations in affected areas in New Jersey and New York.

Now, one year later, post-storm rebuilding and recovery continues.


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