Ft. Lee soldiers deployed for Sandy relief effort

Soldiers of the 108th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, prepare equipment for transport Nov. 1 at the unit's motor pool. The unit earlier received orders to report to New York to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. (PHOTO: Terrance Bell/Ft. Lee)

Soldiers of the 108th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, prepare equipment for transport Nov. 1 at the unit's motor pool. The unit earlier received orders to report to New York to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. (PHOTO: Terrance Bell/Ft. Lee)

FORT LEE, Va. (WTVR) – Two dozen soldiers from Fort Lee Army base near Petersburg were deployed to New York City Thursday to help in the Hurricane Sandy recovery operations. After receiving the orders, the crews loaded up gear and supplies such as fuel, food and cots for others working in hurricane-hit areas.

“They’re ready to help their fellow man,” platoon leader First Lt. Melanie Wells said in an email. “They’re ready to get up there and see what they can contribute to help people get back in their homes.”

The soldiers are scheduled to be gone for up to two weeks.

Ft. Lee posted the following video to YouTube:

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