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. 6, 2017
Puerto Rico Governor Praises DoD for Hurricane Relief Efforts
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello described the relief missions on the U.S. island territory following Hurricane Maria’s devastation as part of a comprehensive effort and thanked the Defense Department for its assistance.
Oct. 5, 2017
White Details DoD Assistance to Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico
The Defense Department continues to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as federal government and civilian agencies, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.
Oct. 4, 2017
USNS Comfort Arrives in Puerto Rico to Aid Maria Relief Efforts
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
The hospital ship USNS Comfort is part of the whole-of-government response effort and is assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria.
Hospital Ship Arrives in Puerto Rico, DoD Works on Commodity Distribution
The hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Defense Department is working to build a comprehensive commodities distribution and medical support network, the governor of Puerto Rico said.
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.