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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.

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.

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