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Sept. 20, 2018

Service Members Continue Helping Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

After Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017, more than 11,000 airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines from units around the United States mobilized to help the American territory.

April 23, 2018

Georgia Air Guard Unit Aids Base Recovery Effort in Puerto Rico

The Georgia Air National Guard’s 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron deployed to Puerto Rico to spearhead hurricane recovery efforts for the 156th Airlift Wing’s base communications infrastructure.

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. 13, 2017

Puerto Rico Air National Guard Helps to Build 'Air Bridge'

For all the airlift missions that the pilots and the loadmasters of the 198th Airlift Squadron have planned over the years, there is one major difference between those and the ones they are scheduling now as the Puerto Rico Air National Guard's representatives to Hurricanes Irma and Maria relief efforts on the island. This time, it's personal.

Oct. 10, 2017

Puerto Rico Response Continues With More Than 13,000 Personnel

The Defense Department continues to respond to deadly hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, with 13,229 personnel now on the island and medical support operations ongoing aboard the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort.

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