Defense Media Network

As Hurricane Sandy started to batter the East Coast of the United States, the National Guard and U.S. military had more than 61,000 personnel mobilized and ready for duty. As of 4:00 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 30, more than 7,400 National Guard members were responding to calls for assistance in 11 states. Their skills and expertise were badly needed, as the toll of Hurricane Sandy is revealed.