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U.S. Northern Command is leading the Defense Department's disaster response and relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on the U.S. territory Sept. 20. DoD continues to synchronize efforts with the Puerto Rico National Guard and FEMA. Troops and equipment already were assisting authorities in the region, which has seen two other powerful hurricanes, Irma and Jose, in recent weeks.

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DoD Provides Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico
Oct. 5, 2017 | 1:06
The Defense Department continues to provide ongoing relief operations in Puerto Rico. More than 11,000 DoD personnel are assisting in restoring the island’s resources and moving and supplying food and water to the affected population, Oct. 5, 2017.

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