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Rapid response team prepared to assist during disasters

Rapid response team prepared to assist during disasters

Nations in the Pacific region deal with changing weather patterns on a yearly basis. Some of these changes will funnel in heavy rains, hurricanes, tsunamis, and typhoons -- along with volcanic...more

$5.35 billion sufficient for Hurricane Sandy relief, USACE chief tells Congress

$5.35 billion sufficient for Hurricane Sandy relief, USACE chief tells Congress

The $5.35 billion authorized for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects to mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is enough to reduce future risk, the Army's chief of Engineers told Congress.more

Corps of Engineers still restoring beaches hit by Sandy

Corps of Engineers still restoring beaches hit by Sandy

Hurricane Sandy damaged beaches across the northeast a year ago and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still working to replace sand and complete risk-reduction projects.more

Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts pass year milestone

Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts pass year milestone

One year ago, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J.more

USACE to place more than 26 million cubic yards of sand to restore Sandy-damaged projects

USACE to place more than 26 million cubic yards of sand to restore Sandy-damaged projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of placing more than 26 million cubic yards of sand along the coastline throughout the northeastern United States to repair and restore coastal...more

'Above-normal' hurricane season arrives, requires preparation

'Above-normal' hurricane season arrives, requires preparation

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center predicted an "above-normal" hurricane season for 2013. Military communities in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic...more

Corps of Engineers begins post-Sandy comprehensive study of North Atlantic coast

Corps of Engineers begins post-Sandy comprehensive study of North Atlantic coast

As directed by Congress with the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act of 2013, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientists and engineers launched a collaborative study, May 28, 2013, to...more

Guard prepares for hurricane season in Louisiana

Guard prepares for hurricane season in Louisiana

The Louisiana National Guard joined federal, state and local partner agencies in the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness disaster training exercise, at Fontainebleau...more

Corps still picking up after Hurricane Sandy

Corps still picking up after Hurricane Sandy

The Army Corps of Engineers is still involved in relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which slammed into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Oct. 29, 2012.more

Machinists use ingenuity, experience to assist Soldiers in Hurricane Sandy aftermath

Machinists use ingenuity, experience to assist Soldiers in Hurricane Sandy aftermath

When 10th Mountain Division Soldiers (LI) assisting with hurricane recovery after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, Oct. 29, needed help producing parts to allow military fuel nozzles to be used...more

N.Y. Guard continues to provide post-Hurricane Sandy help

N.Y. Guard continues to provide post-Hurricane Sandy help

Hurricane Sandy is two months over, but as 2013 opens the New York Army National Guard is still engaged in providing assistance to New Yorkers in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island who were...more

Corps of Engineers team takes care of its own during Hurricane Sandy recovery

Corps of Engineers team takes care of its own during Hurricane Sandy recovery

Nearly nine weeks after Hurricane Sandy slammed the greater New York City area, and caused billions of dollars in damage, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees continue supporting the city and...more

Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

Three of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers power teams have deployed to New York City since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. Those teams have come from Pittsburgh, Tulsa, and, most...more

Corps of Engineers, National Guard efforts spotlighted 1 month after Hurricane Sandy

Corps of Engineers, National Guard efforts spotlighted 1 month after Hurricane Sandy

On the evening of Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the New Jersey coast resulting in the most damaging disaster in state history. Since then, Federal funds obligated to assist the...more

DOD praises Army's Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and urges authorization bill passage

DOD praises Army's Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and urges authorization bill passage

The Defense Department continues its assistance with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Pentagon Press Secretary George E. Little said.more

Army Corps employs barges to move storm-damage debris out of NYC

Army Corps employs barges to move storm-damage debris out of NYC

Since its barging operations began Nov. 10, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 26,000 tons of debris out of New York City coastal neighborhoods devastated by last month's...more

Army Corps helps clear damaged trees in Queens following Sandy

Army Corps helps clear damaged trees in Queens following Sandy

At 6:30 a.m., on Thanksgiving Day, dozens of local and out-of-state tree-clearing crews began to trickle in with their bucket trucks and wood chippers to a parking lot near Alley Pond Park. The...more

Picatinny establishes task force for future emergencies in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Picatinny establishes task force for future emergencies in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Against the backdrop of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, a task force has been established at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to collect lessons learned so that the installation and its workforce can...more

Wiesbaden students raise money for hurricane victims

Wiesbaden students raise money for hurricane victims

Students at Aukamm Elementary School in Wiesbaden, Germany, laid quarters end to end throughout the school and raised $1,454 for victims of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 16, 2012.more

Soldiers still helping with mess left by Sandy

Soldiers still helping with mess left by Sandy

Thousands of Soldiers from across the country have been involved in rescue and then recovery efforts since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast late last month. Many are still helping with the...more

N.Y. Guard to help Sandy victims over Thanksgiving holiday

N.Y. Guard to help Sandy victims over Thanksgiving holiday

As Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 1,100 members of the New York National Guard continue their support to recovery efforts following landfall of Hurricane Sandy or augment...more

Fort Bragg Soldiers to generate power for Hurricane Sandy victims

Fort Bragg Soldiers to generate power for Hurricane Sandy victims

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has stated that his top priority is to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and luckily, the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., is...more

10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort

10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort

Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in American history, hit the Northeast in late October, resulting in more than $50 million in damage. In response to the catastrophic storm, 10th...more

Army Corps of Engineers lends a hand to citizens of Nassau County

Army Corps of Engineers lends a hand to citizens of Nassau County

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York Recovery Field Office in Queens, N.Y., inspected several wings that were not in use at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in...more

Corps of Engineers works with N.Y. Dept. of Sanitation in Hurricane Sandy debris removal

Corps of Engineers works with N.Y. Dept. of Sanitation in Hurricane Sandy debris removal

Trucks full of debris from Hurricane Sandy continue to arrive daily on Fresh Kills Land Fill, Staten Island, which is being used as a temporary staging site for debris collected from the Oct. 29...more

'Task Force Support' Soldiers provide relief to Hurricane Sandy responders

'Task Force Support' Soldiers provide relief to Hurricane Sandy responders

In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division deployed to New York City and New Jersey to support refueling operations throughout the impacted...more

Massive logistical effort marks N.Y. Guard response to Hurricane Sandy

Massive logistical effort marks N.Y. Guard response to Hurricane Sandy

Almost 4,000 troops, operating more than 1,300 trucks and Humvees, have delivered 2.5 million emergency meals and 150,000 blankets to storm victims, and fueled more than 13,000 city vehicles...more

Chief of Engineers thanks St. Louis District personnel for quick actions following Hurricane Sandy

Chief of Engineers thanks St. Louis District personnel for quick actions following Hurricane Sandy

U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick visited personnel deployed in response to Hurricane Sandy, Nov 3, 2012, at the...more

10th Combat Aviation Brigade assists with hurricane recovery

10th Combat Aviation Brigade assists with hurricane recovery

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the federal government called upon 10th Combat Aviation Brigade personnel and assets to assist in the recovery of affected areas.more

N.Y. Guardsmen 'watching wires' as utilities restore power in Hudson Valley

N.Y. Guardsmen 'watching wires' as utilities restore power in Hudson Valley

In The Hudson Valley counties of Rockland and Westchester, New York Army National Guard Soldiers are teaming up with utility crews to identify downed power lines and repair them so that power can...more

Army Sustainment Command provides help in Superstorm Sandy relief operations

Army Sustainment Command provides help in Superstorm Sandy relief operations

The 406th Army Field Support Brigade has deployed personnel and equipment to support relief operations for Superstorm Sandy.more

Army engineers helping restore power to Hurricane Sandy victims

Army engineers helping restore power to Hurricane Sandy victims

Soldiers of the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., are assessing facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy and are coordinating generators to temporarily restore power.more

Army North supporting Sandy disaster response

Army North supporting Sandy disaster response

As the scope of Hurricane Sandy's devastation began to unfold, U.S. Army North prepositioned coordinating elements in the most devastated areas to help support local, state and federal response...more

National Guard, Marines work together to deliver food, pump water, assist recovery

National Guard, Marines work together to deliver food, pump water, assist recovery

When the National Guardsmen of Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, came to Rockaway, N.Y., their mission was to distribute food and water to New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy.more

Army activates Reserve units for Hurricane Sandy relief

Army activates Reserve units for Hurricane Sandy relief

For the first time, the Army Reserve has activated three units to assist with a domestic disaster relief effort, under a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act.more

N.Y. Guard Soldiers to assist with election in storm-battered areas

N.Y. Guard Soldiers to assist with election in storm-battered areas

New Yorkers who are still without power in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will get some help in casting their votes on Election Day from the New York Army...more

Guard assists in Hurricane Sandy recovery

Guard assists in Hurricane Sandy recovery

About 7,000 Guard Soldiers are helping people who are living without power in communities pummeled by Hurricane Sandy.more

Army engineers provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Army engineers provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy. USACE teams have deployed to...more

National Guard relieves suffering after Hurricane Sandy

National Guard relieves suffering after Hurricane Sandy

About 7,000 Guard members are helping people who are living without power while facing low temperatures, and people whose water-ruined possessions are piled at the curb, all while local...more

Army Reserve assets activated in support of relief efforts

Army Reserve assets activated in support of relief efforts

The Army Reserve response to Hurricane Sandy will be the first time U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers have been activated for a domestic natural disaster under the National Defense Authorization Act of...more

Corps of Engineers helps pump NYC floodwaters

Corps of Engineers helps pump NYC floodwaters

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping pump water out flooded New York City and providing generators to temporarily restore electricity to areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in both New York...more

Guardsmen explain MRE-style emergency meals to NYC residents

Guardsmen explain MRE-style emergency meals to NYC residents

The thousands of meals being handed out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New York City residents following Hurricane Sandy are pretty familiar to the New York National Guard Soldiers...more

Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, more than 9,100 National Guard troops across 12 states have been assisting with search and rescue operations, food and water distribution, debris...more

Old Guard Soldiers brave Hurricane Sandy to render honors, ensure others' safety

Old Guard Soldiers brave Hurricane Sandy to render honors, ensure others' safety

Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) remained dedicated to their missions in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., despite the onset of...more

Virginia Guard Soldiers rescue 7 adults, 1 child after Sandy

Virginia Guard Soldiers rescue 7 adults, 1 child after Sandy

Virginia National Guard Soldiers trudged through high water and cut trees to clear a path for two rescue missions that transported seven adults and one child to safety at two locations, Oct. 30...more

More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

More than 7,400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen were mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, 2012, and more were on the way.more