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June 13, 2018

Hawaii National Guard Engineers Build Shelters for Volcano Evacuees

Engineers with the Hawaii Army National Guard have been building a community of emergency "micro-shelter" housing units for residents displaced by the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

April 3, 2018

Face of Defense: Navy Audiologist Contributes to Pacific Partnership

Navy Lt. Matt Thomas, an audiologist stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is using his skills to help others and to contribute to the Pacific Partnership 2018 mission in Micronesia. Pacific Partnership 2018 marks the 13th iteration of the Navy's humanitarian and civic assistance mission.

Feb. 21, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman's Innovation Benefits Relief Efforts

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, when the Air Force’s 621st Contingency Response Wing deployed more than 150 airmen throughout Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands, Air Force 1st Lt. David Webb, an intelligence officer, identified and collected open-source data that helped to expedite the hurricane relief efforts to more than 3.5 million civilians.

Nov. 27, 2017

Air Force Reservists Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

Air Force reservists with the 514th Air Mobility Wing delivered 15 pallets of food weighing 76,410 pounds to Haiti as part of the Denton humanitarian aid program.

Nov. 8, 2017

USNS Comfort Restocks to Continue Post-Hurricane Care

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort replenished its medical supplies, food and other necessities, by connecting with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn while underway off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Nov. 6, 2017

Night Work: Mechanics Keep Helos Flying in the Sunlight

Army helicopter maintenance specialists have been working nonstop in Puerto Rico to maintain six CH-47 Chinook helicopters that deliver humanitarian supplies daily to some of the island's hardest-hit and most remote areas following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Oct. 25, 2017

School Can Wait: Puerto Rico Guardsmen Postpone College to Serve

Several Ohio Army National Guard members selflessly postponed their college studies to volunteer for deployment to Puerto Rico to help out with humanitarian aid and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 16, 2017

California Guardsmen Help Manage Evacuation Center

Deborah L. Dalton, executive director of the Cavanagh Recreation Center in Petaluma, Calif., said she's grateful for the California Army National Guard's assistance in assisting the center to care for victims of massive wildfires that have scorched the state.

Oct. 16, 2017

Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland Puerto Rico

About two dozen Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen used what was the first or second day off most of them have had since Hurricane Maria hit the island some three weeks ago to team up with other volunteers to deliver food and water to as many as 1,000 people in the island's mountainous interior.

Oct. 10, 2017

California National Guard Mobilizes to Help Battle Massive Wildfires

Following an emergency declaration by California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state National Guard was mobilizing resources to assist civil authorities in the battle against massive wildfires that have already killed 10 people.

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