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Over 11,000 DoD Personnel Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
October 5, 2017
— 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...
Food, Water, Fuel Still Priorities for Puerto Rico; 9K Military Now Helping Effort
October 3, 2017
— 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 ahead of a presidential visit...
Understanding Maria's Damage and the Job Ahead for Puerto Rico
October 3, 2017
— To understand the problems the people of Puerto Rico face, it is important to understand the violence of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island Sept. 20 with wind, rain, storm surge and flooding, officials involved in the effort said...
Unified Coordination Group Addressing Puerto Rico Recovery, Governor Says
October 2, 2017
— 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, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said...
DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas
September 29, 2017
— DoD continues ongoing relief operations and deployment of additional response capacity in Puerto Rico, expanding airfield and seaport throughput and supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency requirements, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement...
Service Members Work With Puerto Rican, Federal Agencies to Help Island Recover
September 28, 2017
— The Puerto Rican government is working closely with federal agencies, including the Defense Department, to recover from Hurricane Maria, a spokesperson for Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said...
DoD Officials Provide Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts
September 27, 2017
— A Defense Department spokesman said that in Puerto Rico, enhanced communications and completed assessments are providing a clearer picture of the extent of the storm damage and the magnitude of the response challenge...