Since Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast, Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster IIIs, C-5 Galaxys, C-27J Spartans and C-130 Hercules have flown nearly 200 sorties, moving more than 700 passengers and approximately 3,000 tons of cargo. The Air Force delivered equipment, supplies and crews ranging from teams of power company employees and blankets to generators, water pumps and utility trucks that are being used to restore power to areas devastated by the disaster. Marine Corps pump teams assigned to the 19th Engineering Battalion (Fort Knox, Ky.), pumped 256,000 gallons from basement areas at three apartment complexes in Queens, N.Y. and are continuing operations in the same neighborhoods. Air Force teams provided pump support to the New York City Fire Department in Brooklyn and at the Rockaway Waste Water Treatment Plant. A Navy dive detachment is providing pump support at the World Trade Center. Army Divers are assisting with assessments at Craven Point, and Amtrak Substation in Kearney, N.J.
Over the past 24 hours, the Defense Logistics Agency delivered one million meals to JBMDL (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst) and Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y., and 850,000 gallons of fuel to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regions throughout the effected region. DLA is providing 600,000 meals, 600,000 bottles of water, propane, and diesel fuel to support 11 American Red Cross sites in New York and New Jersey.
--from a posting at http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15665
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