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March 23, 2018

Army Committed to Restoring Puerto Rico's Power

Six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remains committed to safely and urgently restoring reliable power and returning normalcy to the island as quickly as possible.

March 12, 2018

Joint Staff Approves Humanitarian Service Medal for Hurricane Response

The Joint Staff approved the Humanitarian Service Medal for qualified members in any branch of the armed services who served in disaster relief efforts for hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria.

Nov. 1, 2017

Officials Detail DoD Support During Unprecedented Hurricane Season

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria put tremendous strain on all levels of government, and service members stepped up to save lives, restore critical services and help those affected transition to recovery, a Defense Department official said.

Oct. 20, 2017

Army Corps of Engineers Surveys Florida’s Hurricane Recovery Needs

The Hurricane Irma-caused storm surge of around eight feet brought catastrophic destruction to Everglades City, Fla., and specifically Fisherman Cove’s mobile home park, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Huntington District team.

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.

Sept. 28, 2017

Fort Bragg Soldiers Assist St. Thomas Hurricane Relief Efforts

The 44th Medical Brigade is capable of rapid deployment with flexible teams and conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster as directed by the Defense Department.

Sept. 25, 2017

Face of Defense: Fort Bragg Soldier Recalls Personal Hurricane Experience

Vincent Dupree was a 22-year-old security guard at Miami's Cutler Ridge Mall when Hurricane Andrew roared through South Florida in 1992. Now an Army staff sergeant, Dupree said the Category 5 storm hit with little warning. Dupree has returned to the Sunshine State to support relief missions after Hurricane Irma, which struck Miami as a Category 4 hurricane.

Sept. 22, 2017

National Guard Assets Support Communications During Natural Disasters

After communication systems in hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf Coast and American territories in the Caribbean were decimated, a decade-old National Guard asset that eliminates communication gaps was activated, according to National Guard officials.

Sept. 20, 2017

National Guard Chief Observes Troops in Action Amid Hurricane Damage, Wildfires

The National Guard Bureau chief traveled to Key West and Marathon Key, Fla., to observe troops at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and to Brookings, Ore., where guardsmen were working with local partners to assuage the effects of wildfires.

Sept. 18, 2017

Tennessee Air Guard Imagery Analysis Supports Hurricane Relief Effort

Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 118th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group based at Joint Base Berry Field in Nashville, Tenn., are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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