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Hurricane Irma made landfall as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys Sept. 10, and made landfall a second time on Marco Island on the state’s Gulf Coast. The Defense Department had troops and equipment positioned to respond, while continuing to assist authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. U.S. Northern Command is coordinating the response with support from several DoD components and agencies.


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Airmen with the 156th Airlift Wing deliver water and meals to La Resurrecion del Señor church in the municipality of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Oct. 31, 2017. The Puerto Rico Air National Guard has teamed up with the Foundation for Puerto Rico to deliver supplies to at-risk populations throughout the island. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez
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Travis Wilson, a quality assurance inspector with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, takes a measurement during temporary housing site inspection in Everglades City, Fla., Oct. 18. Wilson was a part of a 4-person team collecting site inspection reports to help determine if a temporary housing option is available to survivors. Photo by Patrick Moes
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Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rhys L. Wilson, right, the senior chief air advisor for the Virgin Islands Air National Guard, briefs an air transportation technician on aerial port operations in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Oct. 3, 2017. Wilson is temporarily assigned to the Virgin Islands from the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing, based in St. Joseph, Mo. Missouri Air National Guard photo
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