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Sept. 26, 2017

DoD, Partner Agencies Support Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Defense Department and partner agencies are supporting ongoing assessment and response operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said.

Sept. 25, 2017

DoD Continues Round-the-Clock Support Following Hurricanes in Caribbean

The federal government's priority is continuing to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of recent hurricanes in the Caribbean Sea, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 22, 2017

Military Officials Outline Hurricane Relief Efforts

The numerous natural disasters of the past couple of weeks have cut a wide swath across the United States from Florida and the Caribbean region to the West Coast, the deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve said, vowing continued support throughout the hurricane and wildfire seasons.

Sept. 22, 2017

National Guard Assets Support Communications During Natural Disasters

After communication systems in hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf Coast and American territories in the Caribbean were decimated, a decade-old National Guard asset that eliminates communication gaps was activated, according to National Guard officials.

Sept. 21, 2017

Southcom Commander: Military Hurricane Assistance Fast, Flexible

The U.S. military has unique capabilities that are needed in the early stages of disaster relief operations and U.S. Southern Command is working with those involved to get support where it is needed, the commander of Southcom said.

Sept. 21, 2017

Northcom Providing Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Maria

U.S. Northern Command began search and rescue and damage assessment flights in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to support the response efforts following Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

Sept. 20, 2017

National Guard Plans Relief Efforts as Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico

As Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, National Guard troops and members of federal agencies throughout the Caribbean region were making disaster relief preparations.

Sept. 19, 2017

Joint Task Force Leeward Islands Prepares for Hurricane Maria

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.

Sept. 18, 2017

Tennessee Air Guard Imagery Analysis Supports Hurricane Relief Effort

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. 9, 2017

DoD Continues Caribbean, Florida Hurricane Response Operations

The Defense Department continues its response to destruction throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean locales, while posturing forces to support the response to Hurricane Irma in Florida, a DoD spokesman said.

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