FEMA uses 167th Airlift Wing as staging area for storm relief
West Virginia National Guardsman, Staff Sgt. Robert Hanna, assigned to the 77th Brigade’s 201st Forward Support Company, straps down pallets of boxed ready-to-eat meals on a truck in a hangar at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va., Nov.2, 2012. The truck was destined for Tucker County, W.Va., one of the W.Va. counties with heavy snow and power outages. The 167th AW is serving as a staging area for disaster relief supplies which will then be transported throughout West Virginia as needed. The West Virginia National Guard has over 200 members aiding in recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. The storm blanketed the state with heavy snow and rains and also had severe winds that left homes and properties damaged. Guardsmen are involved in numerous aspects of the operations from search and rescue missions to debris removal. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle)
Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle
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