Photo of the Day: Nov. 2, 2012

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. (DoD)

While much of the east coast does its best to begin the clean up, reinforcements arrived in the form of utility trucks from California, in this case a C-5 birthing a vehicle from California.

From DoD:

“The first of 17 Air Force cargo planes carrying 69 repair vehicles and equipment from California for use in New York and New Jersey will arrive at Stewart Air National Guard Base at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 1.

Aircraft and crews from 12 active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve bases across the nation flying to March Air Reserve Base, Calif., where they are slated to pick up approximately 10 passengers and 632 short tons of equipment and supplies supporting relief efforts on the East Coast.

The passengers and cargo, including 69 vehicles belonging to the Southern California Edison utility company, are slated to arrive at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, N.Y. at around 4 p.m.”

A quick shout out to Aaron Mehta, who has been handling the photo of the day responsibility for nearly a week now.  Zach got stuck in Phoenix because of the storm after watching the Giants’ glorious victory in game 2 of the World Series, and Aaron stepped in and wore the crown of photo king proudly.

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Senior Staff Writer at Defense News
Zach is the State Department correspondent, cyberwarfare, research & development and business reporter for Defense News.
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