Photo Credit: Warrant Officer Ubon Mendie, New York Guard
New York Army National Guard Pfc. Weslow Caple, a member of the New York National Guard's Company A, 1-69th Infantry, from Staten Island, carries fuel from a refueling vehicle up 13 floors to a 1,000-gallon fuel tank that runs a Manhattan hospital's emergency generator during Operation Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012. The mission was essential to keeping the hospital supplied with power. The National Guard response force is part of Governor Cuomo's call-up of more than 2,200 Guardsmen in response to subtropical storm Sandy, which struck New York City and Long Island, Oct. 29, 2012. The National Guard has been supporting local emergency responders in and around Long Beach to assist residents coping with the severe flooding caused by the 10-foot storm surge.