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Oct. 13, 2017

13,700 DoD Personnel Respond to Hurricane Maria Relief Effort

About 13,700 Defense Department personnel are now in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Hurricane Maria relief efforts, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Oct. 5, 2017

Missouri Air Guard Wing Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts

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.

Sept. 29, 2017

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. 27, 2017

Airmen Keep Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean

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.

Sept. 26, 2017

DoD, Partner Agencies Support Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Defense Department and partner agencies are supporting ongoing assessment and response operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said.

Sept. 25, 2017

DoD Continues Round-the-Clock Support Following Hurricanes in Caribbean

The federal government's priority is continuing to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of recent hurricanes in the Caribbean Sea, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 22, 2017

Military Officials Outline Hurricane Relief Efforts

The numerous natural disasters of the past couple of weeks have cut a wide swath across the United States from Florida and the Caribbean region to the West Coast, the deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve said, vowing continued support throughout the hurricane and wildfire seasons.

Sept. 22, 2017

National Guard Assets Support Communications During Natural Disasters

After communication systems in hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf Coast and American territories in the Caribbean were decimated, a decade-old National Guard asset that eliminates communication gaps was activated, according to National Guard officials.

Sept. 21, 2017

Southcom Commander: Military Hurricane Assistance Fast, Flexible

The U.S. military has unique capabilities that are needed in the early stages of disaster relief operations and U.S. Southern Command is working with those involved to get support where it is needed, the commander of Southcom said.

Sept. 21, 2017

Northcom Providing Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Maria

U.S. Northern Command began search and rescue and damage assessment flights in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to support the response efforts following Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

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