Hurricane Maria Relief News

Sustained Power
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors work to restore the electrical grid in the Villa Alegria neighborhood of Caguas, Puerto Rico.
July 10, 2018 - DLA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers play a key role providing materials for the rebuilding of the power grid in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico power grid re-energizes with DLA-provided materials
FEMA contractors unload utility poles from the barge Atlanta Bridge at Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 2. As of May 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated more than $323 million for the procurement, transportation and storage of materials required for the restoration of Puerto Rico's power grid. To date, USACE has received more than 33 million pieces of material for the power grid restoration mission across the island.
May 18, 2018 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led the restoration mission and the Defense Logistics Agency played a key supporting role providing materials required for the rebuilding efforts.

Laskodi presents Red River Expeditionary Team with Humanitarian Effort Awards
Distribution commanding general Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi presented Humanitarian Effort Awards to the Red River Expeditionary Team on April 18, for going above and beyond overall mission support and for their contributions to the DLA Distribution relief efforts.
May 8, 2018 - During a recent site visit to DLA Distribution Red River, Texas on April 18, Distribution commanding general Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi presented Humanitarian Effort Awards to the Red River Expeditionary Team.

PR gets support from DLA pro
Luis Pena serves as the lone full-time civil servant for the Defense Logistics Agency in Puerto Rico. He helps military units shed their excess and used equipment and gets rid of their scrap metal. Here, he evaluates the pending scrap removal demands at Camp Santiago, which was one of the island's military installations hardest hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
April 26, 2018 - Luis Pena serves as the Defense Logistics Agency's lone civil servant in Puerto Rico. And his job - helping warfighters get rid of used equipment and scrap - got a lot more challenging after the 2017 hurricane season.

Power Projection
Generators provided by DLA Troop Support await airlift by helicopter from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The generators are part of the ongoing efforts to restore power to the islands devastated by Hurricane Maria.
March 8, 2018 - Months after three hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, DLA Troop Support is still hard at work, helping Americans regain electrical power with the help of new generators.

USACE Quality Assurance checks help keep temporary emergency generators running strong in Puerto Rico
Shelby Deal, a quality assurance specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico, inspects a temporary emergency generator at a water pumping station near Jayuya, Puerto Rico Jan. 4.
Jan. 8, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website — Shelby Deal leans over a generator hooked up to a water pump station on the side of a twisting mountain road in central Puerto Rico. He notes the generator’s barcode and transponder number, inspects its oil and fuel filters, checks the fuel gauge, and records the number of hours the generator has operated.

Providers in the Storms
Members of the Texas National Guard in Houston  rescue stranded residents in flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey.
Dec. 19, 2017 - DLA provided crucial support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Coast Guard, National Guard units, local law enforcement and the military services as they helped victims of the Fall 2017 hurricanes.

Night Work: Mechanics Keep Helicopters Flying In the Sunlight
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter sits on the airfield at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, Nov. 2, 2017. Chinooks are being used to deliver aid to the worst-hit and most remote areas of Puerto Rico as part of the ongoing relief and recovery efforts after the island territory was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Army photo by Spc. Samuel D. Keenan
Nov. 6, 2017 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Army helicopter maintenance specialists have been working nonstop in Puerto Rico to maintain six CH-47 Chinook helicopters that deliver humanitarian supplies daily to some of the island's hardest-hit and most remote areas following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Officials Detail DoD Support During Unprecedented Hurricane Season
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
Nov. 1, 2017 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — 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.

Distribution commanding general visits Disposition Services headquarters
Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi, commanding general, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, meets with his Battle Creek, Michigan, workforce and thanks them for their support to DLA Disposition Services during a site visit Oct. 25.
Oct. 27, 2017 - Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi, commanding general, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, met with his Battle Creek, Michigan, workforce and thanked them for their support to DLA Disposition Services during a site visit Oct. 25.