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Hurricane Irma made landfall as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys Sept. 10, and made landfall a second time on Marco Island on the state’s Gulf Coast. The Defense Department had troops and equipment positioned to respond, while continuing to assist authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. U.S. Northern Command is coordinating the response with support from several DoD components and agencies.


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Army 1st Lt. Carlos Fabre, volunteering with the Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration, inspects wire spool tags during a Layard inventory at Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Feb. 4, 2018. Fabre is a native of Puerto Rico and currently resides in the Yauco Municipality. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Robert DeDeaux
Army Committed to Restoring Puerto Rico's Power Story

Soldiers and sailors load water onto a Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in Beaumont, Texas, Sept. 3, 2017. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.
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Airmen with the 156th Airlift Wing deliver water and meals to La Resurrecion del Señor church in the municipality of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Oct. 31, 2017. The Puerto Rico Air National Guard has teamed up with the Foundation for Puerto Rico to deliver supplies to at-risk populations throughout the island. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez
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