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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.

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.

Jan. 16, 2018

Army Engineers Generate Electric Power in Puerto Rico

Maintenance operations conducted as part of the Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island.

Nov. 9, 2017

Army Corps of Engineers Builds Levee in Puerto Rico

Within days, the Army Corps of Engineers can move a river. They proved this recently during an emergency levee construction project in Yauco, Puerto Rico.

Nov. 2, 2017

Partnership Enables Sealift Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico

In the hours following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III transport jets responded, delivering more than 1,700 tons of aid, supplies and medical teams to affected areas.

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. 27, 2017

Power Restoration Remains Top Concern In Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Power restoration remains the priority in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Defense Department is responding with about 11,400 active duty and National Guard service members, a DoD spokesman said.

Oct. 25, 2017

School Can Wait: Puerto Rico Guardsmen Postpone College to Serve

Several Ohio Army National Guard members selflessly postponed their college studies to volunteer for deployment to Puerto Rico to help out with humanitarian aid and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 23, 2017

Airmen Work to Restore Radio Communications in Puerto Rico

Airmen of the 85th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, are working at Cerro de Punta Mountain near Ponce, Puerto Rico, to repair radio communications infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria.

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