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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.

Sept. 25, 2017

Eye on the ground: A look inside Distribution’s Expeditionary Team’s hurricane support

Before the 2017 hurricane season, DLA Distribution had never had all three expeditionary teams deployed simultaneously in support of a natural disaster. They worked together on deployments in Afghanistan but never for a FEMA response.

Sept. 24, 2017

Dobbins serves as important hub for hurricane relief efforts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Dobbins Air Reserve Base website — The flightline resembled a truck stop gas station this week as 18 wheelers were lined up in several rows behind the Transportation Proficiency Center. Trucks carried cargo vital to the relief efforts currently underway in countries lying in the destructive path of Hurricane Maria.

Sept. 22, 2017

JBSA-Lackland Kelly Field stands up ISB to support FEMA’s Hurricane Maria relief efforts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — The Federal Emergency Management Agency stood up an Incident Support Base at JBSA-Kelly Field to aid Hurricane Maria relief efforts with support from the 502nd Air Base Wing Sept. 21.

Sept. 20, 2017

Senator Vulakovich visits midstate military installation

Senator Randy Vulakovich, Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 38th legislative district, visited the midstate on September 18 to sit down with military and civilian leaders of DLA Distribution in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Sept. 18, 2017

DLA Distribution Susquehanna supports Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recovery

As the Defense Logistics Agency continues working with U.S. Northern Command and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a supporting role in the overall whole of government disaster response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, its distribution center in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania has been steadfastly shipping relief items to the affected areas while its deployed employees manage receipt and delivery of items.