In 2012 Hurricane Sandy hammered the east coast of the U.S. where storm surges were 14 feet above the average low tide and severely damaged subways and roadway tunnels in New York and New Jersey.

The effects were devastating and left millions of people without power. With the mass transit system inoperable, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was tasked with the mission to unwater subways and tunnels.  In 2010 Nomad built 18 vehicles for the Corps that became part of the Deployable Tactical Operations System (DTOS) fleet.  Several of these vehicles were used as command centers for the unwatering operation in Manhattan.