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Aug. 23, 2018

Hospital Ship to Support Humanitarian Effort in Latin America

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — The Navy's Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to Central America and South America in late September to begin a two-month humanitarian mission with stops in Colombia and elsewhere in the region.

Feb. 13, 2018

C&T provides winter clothes to Syrians returning home

Nearly 15,000 internally displaced persons returning to a liberated Raqqah, Syria, received winter clothes and blankets provided by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Nov. 13, 2017

DLA Aviation provides critical part to hospital in the wake of Hurricane Maria

The evening of Sept. 18, Hurricane Maria roared through the Island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane. A week later the Military Liaison Office in the Barbados and Eastern Caribbean U.S. Embassy reached out to Defense Logistics Agency Aviation with a critical support need from the main hospital in Roseau, the capital of the Caribbean island nation of Dominica.

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. 9, 2017

DoD Continues Caribbean, Florida Hurricane Response Operations

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department continues its response to destruction throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean locales, while posturing forces to support the response to Hurricane Irma in Florida, a DoD spokesman said.

July 1, 2017

Ready ‘Round the Clock

Natural disasters, outbreaks of disease and large human migrations are all supported by DLA through teams of volunteers who stand ready to deploy around the world.

Dec. 26, 2016

America’s Helping Hand

When a hurricane left thousands in Haiti without food or water last year, DLA was a key part of America’s response.