Army Reserve division brings Sandy experience to Florence response
Soldiers and civilian employees of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division meet in the division’s Emergency Operations Cell to discuss Hurricane Florence Sept. 17 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 99th DIV(R) ran 24-hour operations in its EOC for several days during Florence’s initial landfall and push inland, and was prepared to support relief efforts in several ways to include providing 13 U.S. Army Reserve facilities to shelter evacuees, readying equipment such power generators and water-purification systems, activating several public affairs teams to provide news coverage, and maintaining accountability of Soldiers throughout the affected areas.