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Oct. 17, 2017

Call for volunteers to deploy with FEMA taskforce attracts over 130 DLA employees

Over 130 employees volunteered for ten assignment opportunities to support hurricane relief efforts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will soon deploy to Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.

Oct. 16, 2017

Fuel for sustainment in Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 24th Press Camp DVIDS page — Multiple government agencies came together at the Regional Staging Area in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, to provide diesel fuel for generators to provide power throughout the island of Puerto Rico.

Oct. 16, 2017

Information Operations provides support for hurricane relief

DLA Information Operations continues to play a big role in making DLA's support to hurricane relief this year, most notably printing maps and providing communications and IT support for emergency response.

Oct. 8, 2017

Distributing Food, Water Remains Top Priority, Puerto Rico Governor Says

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The distribution of food and water remains the top priority in Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at a news conference in San Juan.

Oct. 5, 2017

DLA stocks hospital ship with pharmaceuticals in support of Puerto Rico relief mission

When the USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3 to assist in humanitarian relief efforts, it was stocked with pharmaceuticals provided by Medical supply chain professionals at DLA Troop Support.

Oct. 4, 2017

Local troops, supplies headed to Caribbean for hurricane relief

The same day more than 120 tractor-trailers filled with hurricane relief aid left Fort Bragg, officials announced that hundreds of local soldiers would be deployed to Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island.

Oct. 3, 2017

DLA Energy-contracted fuel trucks headed to Puerto Rico

More than 100 Defense Logistics Agency Energy-contracted fuel trucks carrying 299,000 gallons of fuel arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico via barge in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency Hurricane Maria relief operations, Oct. 3.

Oct. 3, 2017

DLA adds deployment team as role in disaster relief increases

Federal agencies have increasingly relied on DLA for critical support to disaster relief and humanitarian assistance in the past decade, and DLA’s commitment is now reflected in the addition of another full-time team of volunteers ready to deploy on short notice.

Oct. 2, 2017

Unified Coordination Group Addressing Puerto Rico Recovery, Governor Says

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Puerto Rican and federal officials are working as a unified coordination group and progress is being made, but Hurricane Maria's devastation was so widespread that the island remains in emergency mode, the governor of Puerto Rico said.

Oct. 2, 2017

DLA San Joaquin’s IT Contingency team members provide crucial communications to hurricane relief efforts

Preparation was key to the successful deployment of two DLA Information Operations Contingency Information Technology Support team members from DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California, during DLA’s current humanitarian efforts for hurricane relief.