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Oct. 3, 2017

Food, Water, Fuel Still Priorities for Puerto Rico; 9K Military Now Helping Effort

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello briefed reporters on progress the unified collaboration of commonwealth and federal officials has made in delivering aid to the people of the island following Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 3, 2017

Understanding Maria's Damage and the Job Ahead for Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — To understand the problems the people of Puerto Rico face, it is important to understand the violence of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island Sept. 20 with wind, rain, storm surge and flooding, officials involved in the effort said.

Oct. 2, 2017

Joint effort delivers relief cargo to Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Charleston website — Members of the 15th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Fort Drum, N.Y., Sept. 28 to pick up aid supplies before flying to San Juan Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, battered the U.S. territory.

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. 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. 28, 2017

DoD Provides Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department continues to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's objectives to assess hospital needs in Puerto Rico and establish an island-wide commodities distribution plan, a DoD spokesman said.

Sept. 27, 2017

DoD Officials Provide Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — A Defense Department spokesman said that in Puerto Rico, enhanced communications and completed assessments are providing a clearer picture of the extent of the storm damage and the magnitude of the response challenge.