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Aug. 20, 2018

New York Guard, Habitat for Humanity Partner to Build Houses in Puerto Rico

Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard spent two weeks helping Habitat for Humanity build a three-family home in Puerto Rico.

April 23, 2018

Georgia Air Guard Unit Aids Base Recovery Effort in Puerto Rico

The Georgia Air National Guard’s 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron deployed to Puerto Rico to spearhead hurricane recovery efforts for the 156th Airlift Wing’s base communications infrastructure.

Feb. 21, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman's Innovation Benefits Relief Efforts

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, when the Air Force’s 621st Contingency Response Wing deployed more than 150 airmen throughout Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands, Air Force 1st Lt. David Webb, an intelligence officer, identified and collected open-source data that helped to expedite the hurricane relief efforts to more than 3.5 million civilians.

Jan. 16, 2018

Army Engineers Generate Electric Power in Puerto Rico

Maintenance operations conducted as part of the Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island.

Jan. 3, 2018

Task Force Couple Delivers ‘Inseparable’ Disaster Support

A husband-and-wife team from Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, knew they wanted to support the recovery mission in Puerto Rico. The only consideration was timing -- would the stars align so this couple could deploy together?

Dec. 29, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Deploys With Red Cross After Hometown Crisis

Army Sgt. 1st Class Rafael Ortiz, who has many relatives living in Puerto Rico, took leave to accompany a Red Cross team that provided humanitarian aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria's destruction across the island. He said the opportunity to make a difference in the place he calls home was a calling he could not ignore.

Dec. 26, 2017

Engineers Work to Restore Electric Power to Puerto Rico’s Citizens

In an effort to help Puerto Rico's citizens recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration continues its mission to restore the island’s electrical power grid.

Dec. 11, 2017

Military Seeks to Learn Lessons of 2017 Hurricane Season

The most recent hurricane season was not unprecedented in terms of the number of storms, but it was unprecedented in terms of damage, the commander of U.S. Army North said in a recent interview.

Nov. 29, 2017

Puerto Rico-Born Airman Comes Home to Aid Storm-Stricken Residents

A Puerto Rico native who now serves in the Air Force, recently spent 30 days on his former island home as part of a deployed team who consisted of four chaplains and two assistants to support emergency relief operations.

Nov. 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Helps Others in Hurricane Maria’s Aftermath

A Puerto Rico Guardsman is assisting in recovery efforts on the island territory following Hurricane Maria, and with his unit, has assisted in helping rescue more than 300 residents.

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