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A mother and daughter collect food and water from an Army distribution point in Humacao, Puerto Rico. 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.
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2017
The USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) departs Joint Base Charleston, S.C., to Ponce, Puerto Rico Oct. 31, 2017. Partnership enables JB Charleston sealift relief efforts to Puerto Rico
The first humanitarian relief supplies sealifted from Joint Base Charleston to Ponce, Puerto Rico departed here Oct. 31.   In the hours following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs responded delivering more than 1,700 tons of aid, supplies and medical teams to affected areas. The C-17’s have the ability to get to austere locations quickly, the amount of cargo it can carry is limited. The USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) is scheduled to travel between Joint Base Charleston and Puerto Rico several times over the next few months. The first trip is bringing essentials such as food, water and vehicles to get aid to areas where mudslides have created access issues. Later deliveries will provide the equipment to restore utilities and rebuild the infrastructure on the island.
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A fuel truck contracted by the Defense Logistics Agency makes its way through fallen electrical poles and downed trees in Puerto Rico. Power Restoration In Puerto Rico Could Take Up to a Year, Corps Chief Says
The Army Corps of Engineers is installing up to 500 temporary generators until Puerto Rico’s deteriorating power grid can be made operational again, but long-term total power restoration could take nearly a year, the Corps’ chief of engineers said.
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Soldiers load pallets of bottled water onto a helicopter. Puerto Rico Governor Updates Pence on Recovery Efforts
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he briefed Vice President Mike Pence on the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and underscored the need for urgent, ongoing support following the devastation from Hurricane Maria.
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Soldiers assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver relief supplies to the residents of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Governor Praises DoD for Hurricane Relief Efforts
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello described the relief missions on the U.S. island territory following Hurricane Maria’s devastation as part of a comprehensive effort and thanked the Defense Department for its assistance.
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A soldier watches a child carrying a case of water away from a helicopter. Food, Water, Fuel Still Priorities for Puerto Rico; 9K Military Now Helping Effort
Ahead of a presidential visit, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello briefed reporters on progress the unified collaboration of commonwealth and federal officials has made in delivering aid to the people of the island following Hurricane Maria.
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Military Police soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard continue to help local authorities by providing security to public places such as gas stations and hospitals around the island, Sept. 30, 2017. The guardsmen are working to ensure the safety and security of all citizens during Hurricane Maria response and recovery operations. Puerto Rico Army National Guard photo by Spc. Agustín Montañez DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico
The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.
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Rescue Airman aids families in Puerto Rico Reserve Citizen Airman aids Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico
Having just experienced the wrath of Hurricane Irma as it tore through his hometown of Melbourne,
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Master Sgt. Michael Lopez, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a vehicle off of a C-5M Super Galaxy, flown by Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, after landing at Ceiba, Puerto Rico Oct. 1, 2017. The Alamo Wing’s Reserve Citizen Airmen have flown 17 missions during the past month to aid hurricane recovery efforts in the United States and its territories to include Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  (U.S.  Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño Texas C-5M delivers supplies to Puerto Rico
In the aftermath of three devastating hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean region of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Citizen Airmen of Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing flew their 17th mission in a C-5M Super Galaxy in less than a month to answer their nation’s call for help in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico in response to the destruction of Hurricane Maria.
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