2012 Hurricane Season Graphic
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Hurricane Season 2012 operations

The National Guard conducts various search and rescue, command and control and evacuation missions.

Aerial View of New Jersey Coast Line After Hurricane Sandy from the National Guard


SPC Robert Sloppy dispenses fuel to a school bus while SPC Lauren Fratelli mans the pump valves. The two specialists, members of Delawares Aviation community, volunteered to deploy with the Delaware National Guard's 1049th as refueling specialists.
Spc. Joseph Pollini assists Leonard Miller down the steps of his boyhood home to a waiting vehicle in the Rockaway section of Queens, Nov. 6, 2012.
Guard members from Maine responded last Friday to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy's devastation. Here, civilian watercraft land in a pile alongside Army watercraft and equipment at Caven Point Marine Terminal of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nov. 2, 2012.
Staff Sgt. Robert Jentsch, left, shines a flashlight onto the control panel of a generator for Staff Sgt. Carl Hilpl as Hilpl prepares to start the system so the shelter at Veterans Memorial Middle School in Brick, N.J., will have power Nov. 7, 2012.
New York Army National Guard members distribute supplies to residents after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area.
Sgt. Clint Walker, flight engineer with A Company, 641st Aviation Regiment, rotates the propeller of a C-23 Sherpa and checks it for damage and problems as part of his preflight checks and inspections.
 Spc. Christopher Mitzak, a mechanic with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's Company A, 228th Brigade Support Battalion, works with other unit members to assemble the support structure of a maintenance tent at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 5, 2012.
A Connecticut Army National Guard soldier moves pallets of water into position for loading and delivery near Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn., Oct. 30, 2012. The National Guard set up a commodity distribution point at the site in order to facilitate delivery of Federal Emergency Management Administration-supplied food and water to Connecticut towns hit hard by Sandy.
 Soldiers and Airmen with the New York National Guard distribute fuel at the Staten Island Armory, Staten Island, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, to those in the local area affected by Hurricane Sandy. The fuel was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and distributed at various armories throughout the New York and northern New Jersey areas.
Soldiers assigned to Task Force South, New Jersey National Guard, assist a Long Beach Islander onto a M939 5-ton 6x6 truck during relief operations Oct. 31, 2012. The New Jersey National Guard is working with Long Beach Island civilian authorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Maggie Selman of Craigsville, W.Va., stands with W.Va. Air Guard Lt. Col Yancy Short in the Summersville Baptist Church New Life Center, which operated as a shelter for the community during Hurricane Sandy. Selman was rescued by National Guard servicemembers after her power went out and snow blocked the road to her house. Short and other guard members helped return Selman to her home after hearing her storyabout being a Rosie the Riveter at the shelter.
New York Army National Guard soldiers assist residents arriving by military vehicle to Long Beach City Hall for evacuation to shelters. Guard members are assisting throughout the flood-ravaged region.
Air Force crews offload Southern California Edison power repair equipment from a C-5 Galaxy on Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2012. The Defense Department initiated the airlift operation to aid recovery efforts in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.
Virginia National Guard members rescued a child and several other flood victims Wednesday.
Soldiers with the New Jersey Army National Guard check on residents Wednesday in Hoboken, N.J.
New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company F, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, along with New York State Troopers, help residents arriving at Long Beach City Hall in Long Beach, N.Y., for evacuation to shelters.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers transport citizens through high water to reach their medium tactical truck for evacuation on Cattail Road in the Mears, Va. area Oct. 30.
Virginia National Guard soldiers conduct reconnaissance patrols in support of Hurricane Sandy operations Oct. 29, 2012, in Norfolk, Va.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers from Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct reconnaissance patrols Tuesday in Suffolk, Va.
Guardsmen from Alaska, California, Nevada, and New York have mobilized aircraft and personnel to the North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th AW, awaiting reassignment in support of Hurricane Sandy.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers from G Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct reconnaissance patrols in support of Hurricane Sandy operations Oct. 29, 2012 in Norfolk, Va.
Wood and other debris slams onto the shore of Staten Island, N.Y., as Hurricane Sandy approaches in New York Harbor, Oct. 29, 2012.
Massachusetts National Guardsmen fill sand bags Oct. 28, 2012, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation facility.
Airmen of the New Jersey National Guard's 108th Wing are processed in at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., before being sent out to assist at various emergency shelters prior to the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 28, 2012.