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Nov. 9, 2017

Army Corps of Engineers Builds Levee in Puerto Rico

Within days, the Army Corps of Engineers can move a river. They proved this recently during an emergency levee construction project in Yauco, Puerto Rico.

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.

Nov. 2, 2017

Partnership Enables Sealift Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico

In the hours following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III transport jets responded, delivering more than 1,700 tons of aid, supplies and medical teams to affected areas.

Nov. 1, 2017

Officials Detail DoD Support During Unprecedented Hurricane Season

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria put tremendous strain on all levels of government, and service members stepped up to save lives, restore critical services and help those affected transition to recovery, a Defense Department official said.

Nov. 1, 2017

Cadets Continue Mission in Puerto Rico

In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, some University of Puerto Rico ROTC cadets used their skills to bolster the Army Reserve and National Guard from within their units.

Oct. 27, 2017

Power Restoration Remains Top Concern In Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Power restoration remains the priority in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Defense Department is responding with about 11,400 active duty and National Guard service members, a DoD spokesman said.

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. 23, 2017

Airmen Work to Restore Radio Communications in Puerto Rico

Airmen of the 85th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, are working at Cerro de Punta Mountain near Ponce, Puerto Rico, to repair radio communications infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 20, 2017

Power Restoration In Puerto Rico Could Take Up to a Year, Corps Chief Says

The Army Corps of Engineers is installing up to 500 temporary generators until Puerto Rico’s deteriorating power grid can be made operational again, but long-term total power restoration could take nearly a year, the Corps’ chief of engineers said.

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