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Oct. 13, 2017

13,700 DoD Personnel Respond to Hurricane Maria Relief Effort

About 13,700 Defense Department personnel are now in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Hurricane Maria relief efforts, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Oct. 8, 2017

DoD Ready to Respond After Hurricane Nate

Defense Department personnel stand ready to respond in the Gulf Coast for any request for assistance following Hurricane Nate.

Oct. 8, 2017

Distributing Food, Water Remains Top Priority, Puerto Rico Governor Says

The distribution of food and water remains the top priority in Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at a news conference in San Juan.

Oct. 7, 2017

Puerto Rico Governor Updates Pence on Recovery Efforts

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he briefed Vice President Mike Pence on the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and underscored the need for urgent, ongoing support following the devastation from Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 5, 2017

Missouri Air Guard Wing Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts

For nearly a month, the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing has been proving its value as part of the operational reserve by performing more than 100 sorties in support of hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Oct. 2, 2017

Unified Coordination Group Addressing Puerto Rico Recovery, Governor Says

Puerto Rican and federal officials are working as a unified coordination group and progress is being made, but Hurricane Maria's devastation was so widespread that the island remains in emergency mode, the governor of Puerto Rico said.

Oct. 1, 2017

DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico

The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.

Oct. 1, 2017

DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

The number of Defense Department personnel deployed to help their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico jumped from around 4,600 to around 6,400 members, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a San Juan news conference.

Sept. 30, 2017

DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico

The Defense Department is accelerating relief operations and additional response capacity to Puerto Rico to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency's need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and provide sustained medical support, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 30, 2017

Federal Emergency Response Working Smoothly, Puerto Rico’s Governor Says

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the commonwealth and federal team combating Hurricane Maria’s devastation is working smoothly and every resource he has asked for is either on the island or on the way.

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