Nov. 1, 2012 – The Defense Department launched “a significant airlift event” to quickly get power restoration equipment to New York, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. read more>>>
New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgts. Robert Spaulding and Daryl McKinnon, 105th Airlift Wing, arrive at the 105th Force Support Squadron Personnel Deployment Function as part of the New York State response to Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 29, 2012. The airmen are among more than 1,100 Army and Air National Guard soldiers and airmen deployed at the order of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to respond to the storm. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael OHalloran
Nov. 1, 2012 - Following President Obama's directive for the federal government to "lean forward" in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, airmen from across the country are answering the call. read more>>>
October 29, 2012 - When street signs fall and cell towers fail, the Pentagon is ready to dispatch a high-tech command center with digital mapmaking gear for federal emergency responders arriving in unfamiliar hurricane-ravaged regions.
In response to a civilian agency’s request, the Defense Department’s Domestic Mobile Integrated Geospatial-Intelligence System, or DMIGS, can discern the location of critical infrastructure. The 44-foot long vehicle is built like a fire truck and contains technology similar to the computers and communications available at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency headquarters.
The moving data center carries generators and a 2.4-meter satellite dish antenna. Inside, printers can deliver directions either on a computer screen or a piece of paper. read more>>>