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Security Forces support Sandy relief ops

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Todd McFeeley
  • 171 ARW Public Affairs
     33 volunteers from the 171st ARW Security Forces personnel deployed in support of Hurricane Sandy relief operations in November.
     The command staff from Fort Indiantown Gap and through the Governor's Office asked for volunteers to augment the 28th MP Company. 20 volunteers deployed Nov. 2, while 13 more left Nov. 3.
     The type of mission they performed were: recovery operations, ranging from assisting local police departments, helping with the security or distribution of food and water, and providing assistance to the civil authorities.
     "The most amazing thing... is that these 33 people were called primarily at their civilian jobs... and quickly transitioned from being citizens to being soldiers within hours. Now they are out doing missions and jobs that are quite different from what they do on the civilian side," said Lt. Col. Chuck Perrott, 171st Mission Support Group Deputy Commander.
     "We are here to support our friends and families of other states," said Capt. Eric Munshower, 171st Security Forces Commander.