Oct. 5, 2017
Missouri Air Guard Wing Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —
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. 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.
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.
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.
Sept. 29, 2017
DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas
The Defense Department is continuing relief operations in areas of the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the island of Dominica, which were stricken by hurricanes in recent weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Sept. 27, 2017
Airmen Keep Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean
SAVANNAH, Ga. —
Air National Guard airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base in Georgia were operating around the clock to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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. 18, 2017
Tennessee Air Guard Imagery Analysis Supports Hurricane Relief Effort
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 118th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group based at Joint Base Berry Field in Nashville, Tenn., are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Sept. 14, 2017
Marines Assist Irma Relief Efforts in Caribbean, Florida
KEY WEST, Fla. —
Marines successfully evacuated 1,600 citizens stranded on Caribbean islands that took Irma’s full impact and delivered more than 52,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to Key West, Fla. during Hurricane Irma relief efforts.