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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.

Oct. 1, 2017

DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The number of DoD personnel deployed to help their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico jumped from around 4,600 to around 6,400 members, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a San Juan news conference.

Sept. 30, 2017

DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department is accelerating relief operations and additional response capacity to Puerto Rico to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency's need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and provide sustained medical support, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 30, 2017

Federal Emergency Response Working Smoothly, Puerto Rico’s Governor Says

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the commonwealth and federal team combating Hurricane Maria’s devastation is working smoothly and every resource he has asked for is either on the island or on the way.

Sept. 29, 2017

DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department is continuing relief operations in areas of the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the island of Dominica, which were stricken by hurricanes in recent weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 29, 2017

Red River’s Expeditionary team assists hurricane victims

The DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, Expeditionary team makes up one-third of the DLA Distribution Expeditionary team. The other two-thirds are located at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California.