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Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm with deadly flooding expected as troops remain in position to continue disaster relief missions. The Defense Department had troops and equipment already assisting authorities in the region that has seen two other powerful hurricanes, Irma and Jose, in recent weeks.

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Airmen from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard use their day off to partner with volunteers from the Foundation for Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts and load vehicles with food and water for delivery to Orocovis National Guard Army Aviation Facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 13, 2017. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Y. Alvarez-Rea
Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland Puerto Rico Story

Soldiers unload critical supplies from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, Oct. 11, 2017, while supporting Hurricane Maria relief efforts. DoD photo by NORAD and Northern Command public affairs
13,700 DoD Personnel Respond to Hurricane Maria Relief Effort Story

Soldiers deliver food and water to residents in Orocovis, Puerto RIco, Oct. 3, 2017, to support relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
DoD Continues to Assist Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico Story

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