Oct. 19, 2017
Puerto Rican Engineers Depart Kuwait Following Hurricane Maria
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait —
Soldiers with the Puerto Rico Army National Guard’s 215th Engineer Company are on their way home after a transfer of authority ceremony conducted with the Army Reserve's 306th Engineer Company from Farmingdale, New York, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Oct. 18, 2017
Kentucky Air Guardsmen Process 7.2 Million Pounds of Aid in Puerto Rico
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Thirty-five members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group returned home after a three-week deployment to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they processed more than 7.2 million pounds of humanitarian aid for recovery operations following Hurricane Maria.
Guardsmen Provide Communication Support to Wildfire Evacuees
MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. —
Airmen from the California National Guard continue to provide cellphone and internet support to people who fled their homes last week as wildfires raged through California's wine country.
Oct. 12, 2017
Guardsman Provides Health Care on the Ground and in the Air
BOISE, Idaho —
Army Capt. Derek Derkacs was studying to be a registered dietitian, but after a a physician assistant took care of him in an emergency room -- stapling a cut in this head -- he knew he wanted to be a PA as well.
Oct. 5, 2017
Over 11,000 DoD Personnel Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
Puerto Rico's governor said more than 11,000 Defense Department personnel now are in Puerto Rico, helping the U.S. territory recover from the wrath of Hurricane Maria in the areas of logistics, medical support and aviation.
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
Service Members Work With Puerto Rican, Federal Agencies to Help Island Recover
The Puerto Rican government is working closely with federal agencies, including the Defense Department, to recover from Hurricane Maria, a spokesperson for Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said.
Pennsylvania National Guard Joins Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. —
The Pennsylvania National Guard has sent 14 crew members and two CH-47 Chinooks to assist Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
DoD Provides Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts
The Defense Department continues to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's objectives to assess hospital needs in Puerto Rico and establish an island-wide commodities distribution plan, a DoD spokesman said.