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Hurricane Sandy Recovery l Photos

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In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the pre-storm preparations made by the U.S. military were put to the test. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are fully integrated partners with state and local governments in the response to Hurricane Sandy, and were among the first on the scene. Some examples of the initial response can be seen in these Hurricane Sandy recovery photos. The extensive damage, ongoing power outages, and fuel rationing will require the DoD to take an even more active role in the Hurricane Sandy recovery, one that will likely be the biggest U.S. relief effort since 2005. The northeaster that recently swept through the northeastern United States will only test the DoD’s response to Hurricane Sandy even further.

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Steven Hoarn is the Editor/Photo Editor for Defense Media Network. He is a graduate of...