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
Georgia Training Center Goes Operational for Hurricane Relief Support
SAVANNAH, Ga. —
For the first time in its history, the Air Dominance Center, a training facility at an Air National Guard base in Savannah, Georgia, is being used in an operational capacity in support of hurricane relief operations.
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. 24, 2017
Utah Airmen Work to Restore Communications in Virgin Islands
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands —
Members of the Utah Air National Guard deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma to provide critical communications capabilities and continued the mission following Hurricane Maria.
Sept. 21, 2017
Kentucky Guardsmen Deploy to Caribbean for Hurricane Maria Relief
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Seven special tactics airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing left Louisville for the Caribbean, where they will open airfields so humanitarian aid can be delivered and residents can be evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Sept. 19, 2017
Joint Task Force Leeward Islands Prepares for Hurricane Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
U.S. service members with Joint Task Force Leeward Islands moved their aircraft from San Juan to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, so they can continue their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission once Hurricane Maria passes.
Face of Defense: Citizen-Soldier Applies Skills to Military, Civilian Jobs
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. —
Army Spc. Breyonnha Chester of Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania National Guard motor transport operator, came from a military family. In her civilian life, Chester is a mail carrier and assistant supervisor for the Newtown, Penn., post office and credits the National Guard with teaching her the value of being disciplined.
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.