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Oct. 16, 2017

Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland 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. 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

White Details DoD Assistance to Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

The Defense Department continues to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as federal government and civilian agencies, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

Oct. 5, 2017

Over 11,000 DoD Personnel Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Puerto Rico's governor said more than 11,000 Defense Department personnel now are in Puerto Rico, helping the U.S. territory recover from the wrath of Hurricane Maria in the areas of logistics, medical support and aviation.

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.

Oct. 4, 2017

Hospital Ship Arrives in Puerto Rico, DoD Works on Commodity Distribution

The hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Defense Department is working to build a comprehensive commodities distribution and medical support network, the governor of Puerto Rico said.

Oct. 3, 2017

Food, Water, Fuel Still Priorities for Puerto Rico; 9K Military Now Helping Effort

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello briefed reporters on progress the unified collaboration of commonwealth and federal officials has made in delivering aid to the people of the island following Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 2, 2017

Unified Coordination Group Addressing Puerto Rico Recovery, Governor Says

Puerto Rican and federal officials are working as a unified coordination group and progress is being made, but Hurricane Maria's devastation was so widespread that the island remains in emergency mode, the governor of Puerto Rico said.

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.

Sept. 30, 2017

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.

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