A United States Air Force crew based out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and currently deployed overseas honored Ocean County on the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy this past weekend, and we'll soon have the result of their efforts right here in Ocean County.

A good friend of mine, a Senior Airman based at the Joint Base, offered to have an American flag flown on the 5th anniversary of Sandy this past Sunday in honor of the years of recovery that Ocean County has been tirelessly working on since the devastating storm.

Not only was a flag flown in honor of Ocean County's Sandy recovery, but it was arranged that a flight crew and aircraft based out of our very own local base would be the team actually carrying the flag aloft far overseas.

When my friend's deployment is over and he returns home to New Jersey, he'll present us with both the flag and an official certificate commemorating the flight on the anniversary of Sandy.

I can't even begin to thank both my friend and his crew enough for this amazing honor.

I'll have much more, including photos and video, when the flag and certificate arrive here in Ocean County, so stay tuned!


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