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Oct. 3, 2017

Food, Water, Fuel Still Priorities for Puerto Rico; 9K Military Now Helping Effort

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello briefed reporters on progress the unified collaboration of commonwealth and federal officials has made in delivering aid to the people of the island following Hurricane Maria.

Sept. 29, 2017

Military in Puerto Rico Will Stay Until 'All Needs Are Met,' DoD Liaison Says

Military forces of all components are working closely with civilian authorities and are focused on fully meeting the needs of the Puerto Rican people, the joint force land component commander on the island said.

Sept. 28, 2017

Northcom Appoints DoD Liaison to FEMA for Response Operations

U.S. Northern Command is sending the commander of Joint Force Land Component Command to serve as the Defense Department's primary liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as hurricane response operations transition from sea-based to land-based.

Sept. 27, 2017

Northcom Protects Nation from Natural, Man-Made Threats, Commander Says

U.S. Northern Command is ready to defend the United States from threats or provide aid to local and state authorities at a moment's notice when called upon, the commander of Northcom said at the Women in Defense Conference.

Sept. 20, 2017

National Guard Chief Observes Troops in Action Amid Hurricane Damage, Wildfires

The National Guard Bureau chief traveled to Key West and Marathon Key, Fla., to observe troops at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and to Brookings, Ore., where guardsmen were working with local partners to assuage the effects of wildfires.

Sept. 12, 2017

Wisconsin Guard, Other State Units, Contribute to Irma Response

More than 2,500 Wisconsin National Guard troops joined citizen-soldiers from at least 7 other states to provide support for Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Florida.

Sept. 11, 2017

Northcom Positions Military Assets to Support Irma Relief Missions

U.S. Northern Command is working through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support authorities in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining relief to those in affected areas.

Sept. 8, 2017

Northcom Supporting Hurricane Irma Response

U.S. Northern Command is providing urban search and rescue capabilities to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico while the Defense Department is preparing to support states that may be impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Sept. 8, 2017

DoD Aids Preparation, Response Efforts for Hurricane Irma

The Defense Department is engaged with federal, state, territorial and international mission partners and is postured to respond to requests for assistance to territories and states affected by Hurricane Irma.

Sept. 7, 2017

Northcom Begins Support for Hurricane Irma

The first Navy ship arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands, providing medium and heavy lift helicopters to transport people and supplies, as U.S. Northern Command began its support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hurricane Irma response.

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