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Oct. 10, 2017

Puerto Rico Response Continues With More Than 13,000 Personnel

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department continues to respond to deadly hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, with 13,229 personnel now on the island and medical support operations ongoing aboard the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort.

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. 6, 2017

Displaced Puerto Rico site manager keeps Warfighter First

DLA's help to the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria is a big story. Here's a small slice of the effort: how DLA Disposition Services' Luis Pena, a Puerto Rican native, has continued his mission in the face of trying times.

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. 5, 2017

Over 11,000 DoD Personnel Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Puerto Rico's governor said more than 11,000 Defense Department personnel now are in Puerto Rico, helping the U.S. territory recover from the wrath of Hurricane Maria in the areas of logistics, medical support and aviation.

Oct. 5, 2017

Texas C-5M delivers supplies to Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — In the aftermath of three devastating hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida and the Caribbean region of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Citizen Airmen of Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing flew their 17th mission in a C-5M Super Galaxy in less than a month to answer their nation’s call for help in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico in response to the destruction of Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 4, 2017

Hospital Ship Arrives in Puerto Rico, DoD Works on Commodity Distribution

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Defense Department is working to build a comprehensive commodities distribution and medical support network, the governor of Puerto Rico said.

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

Dover Airmen lifeline to hurricane survivors

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — The 3rd Airlift Squadron from the 436th Airlift Wing supported relief efforts for Katrina and Haiti and the squadron continues this tradition with the C-17 Globemaster III by transporting essential recovery supplies to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.