James LaFreniere of Chaplin, Conn., left, receives instructions on how to use an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) from Sgt. First Class Chris Geist of the 102nd Army Band Unit of the Connecticut National Guard... more 
James LaFreniere of Chaplin, Conn., left, receives instructions on how to use an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) from Sgt. First Class Chris Geist of the 102nd Army Band Unit of the Connecticut National Guard at Rentschler Field, in East Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. National Guard troops unloaded food and water at the field for distribution to affected areas from Tropical Storm Irene. The University of Connecticut football team, which plays its home games at Rentschler field, had to postpone a season-opening game that had been scheduled against Fordham on Thursday because of the relief effort. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jessica Hill
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 3:18 PM EDT