Oct. 16, 2017
Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
About two dozen Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen used what was the first or second day off most of them have had since Hurricane Maria hit the island some three weeks ago to team up with other volunteers to deliver food and water to as many as 1,000 people in the island's mountainous interior.
Oct. 5, 2017
Missouri Air Guard Wing Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —
For nearly a month, the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing has been proving its value as part of the operational reserve by performing more than 100 sorties in support of hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
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
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
Fort Bragg Soldiers Assist St. Thomas Hurricane Relief Efforts
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands —
The 44th Medical Brigade is capable of rapid deployment with flexible teams and conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster as directed by the Defense Department.
Sept. 27, 2017
Airmen Keep Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean
SAVANNAH, Ga. —
Air National Guard airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base in Georgia were operating around the clock to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.