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March 23, 2018

Army Committed to Restoring Puerto Rico's Power

Six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remains committed to safely and urgently restoring reliable power and returning normalcy to the island as quickly as possible.

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.

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. 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. 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.

Oct. 26, 2017

Navy Ships Wasp, Oak Hill Departing From Hurricane Relief Duty

The Navy’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp and the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill are departing from Hurricanes Irma and Maria relief duty in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Oct. 26, 2017

Face of Defense: Citizen-Soldier Helps Others in Dual Careers

Whether the situation is a child facing problems at home or in school, or a person who is displaced hundreds of miles from their home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Army Maj. Karean Troy is ready to help. Troy is a patient administration officer in the Army Reserve and a full-time elementary school counselor.

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.

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