Oct. 2, 2017
Air National Guard Restores Air Traffic Control in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
Air National Guard units from Puerto Rico, Illinois and Wisconsin teamed up to restore Federal Aviation Administration-managed air traffic control operations on Puerto Rico as part of response efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation on the island.
Unified Coordination Group Addressing Puerto Rico Recovery, Governor Says
Puerto Rican and federal officials are working as a unified coordination group and progress is being made, but Hurricane Maria's devastation was so widespread that the island remains in emergency mode, the governor of Puerto Rico said.
Oct. 1, 2017
DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico
The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.
DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico
The number of Defense Department personnel deployed to help their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico jumped from around 4,600 to around 6,400 members, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a San Juan news conference.
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
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.
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. 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.