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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.

Oct. 23, 2017

Airmen Work to Restore Radio Communications in Puerto Rico

Airmen of the 85th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, are working at Cerro de Punta Mountain near Ponce, Puerto Rico, to repair radio communications infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 23, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Heavy Equipment Operator Supports Relief Efforts

When he packed his bags to deploy in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, 28-year-old Marine Corps Cpl. Michael A. Fleenor had no idea that he and his forklift driving skills would be playing such an important role in U.S. Southern Command’s response to hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Oct. 20, 2017

Power Restoration In Puerto Rico Could Take Up to a Year, Corps Chief Says

The Army Corps of Engineers is installing up to 500 temporary generators until Puerto Rico’s deteriorating power grid can be made operational again, but long-term total power restoration could take nearly a year, the Corps’ chief of engineers said.

Oct. 18, 2017

Kentucky Air Guardsmen Process 7.2 Million Pounds of Aid in Puerto Rico

Thirty-five members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group returned home after a three-week deployment to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they processed more than 7.2 million pounds of humanitarian aid for recovery operations following Hurricane Maria.

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