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June 19, 2018

Coast Guard Receives International Recognition for Hurricane Response

As the 2018 hurricane season opens, the international maritime community recognized the Coast Guard for its efforts last year to restore safe marine navigation in waterways hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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.

Feb. 21, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman's Innovation Benefits Relief Efforts

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, when the Air Force’s 621st Contingency Response Wing deployed more than 150 airmen throughout Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands, Air Force 1st Lt. David Webb, an intelligence officer, identified and collected open-source data that helped to expedite the hurricane relief efforts to more than 3.5 million civilians.

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.

Dec. 29, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Deploys With Red Cross After Hometown Crisis

Army Sgt. 1st Class Rafael Ortiz, who has many relatives living in Puerto Rico, took leave to accompany a Red Cross team that provided humanitarian aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria's destruction across the island. He said the opportunity to make a difference in the place he calls home was a calling he could not ignore.

Dec. 26, 2017

Engineers Work to Restore Electric Power to Puerto Rico’s Citizens

In an effort to help Puerto Rico's citizens recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration continues its mission to restore the island’s electrical power grid.

Dec. 11, 2017

Military Seeks to Learn Lessons of 2017 Hurricane Season

The most recent hurricane season was not unprecedented in terms of the number of storms, but it was unprecedented in terms of damage, the commander of U.S. Army North said in a recent interview.

Nov. 29, 2017

Puerto Rico-Born Airman Comes Home to Aid Storm-Stricken Residents

A Puerto Rico native who now serves in the Air Force, recently spent 30 days on his former island home as part of a deployed team who consisted of four chaplains and two assistants to support emergency relief operations.

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