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May 18, 2018

Puerto Rico power grid re-energizes with DLA-provided materials

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led the restoration mission and the Defense Logistics Agency played a key supporting role providing materials required for the rebuilding efforts.

April 26, 2018

Luis Pena supports post-Maria Puerto Rico

Luis Pena serves as the Defense Logistics Agency's lone civil servant in Puerto Rico. And his job - helping warfighters get rid of used equipment and scrap - got a lot more challenging after the 2017 hurricane season.

March 8, 2018

Power Projection

Months after three hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, DLA Troop Support is still hard at work, helping Americans regain electrical power with the help of new generators.

Dec. 6, 2017

Employee with family struck by hurricane sees DLA difference firsthand

A DLA employee with family in Puerto Rico saw firsthand how the agency helps provide the critical items Americans need when struck by disaster.

Nov. 6, 2017

Night Work: Mechanics Keep Helos Flying in the Sunlight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Army helicopter maintenance specialists have been working nonstop in Puerto Rico to maintain six CH-47 Chinook helicopters that deliver humanitarian supplies daily to some of the island's hardest-hit and most remote areas following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Nov. 1, 2017

Officials Detail DoD Support During Unprecedented Hurricane Season

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria put tremendous strain on all levels of government, and service members stepped up to save lives, restore critical services and help those affected transition to recovery, a Defense Department official said.

Oct. 27, 2017

Power Restoration Remains Top Concern In Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Power restoration remains the priority in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Defense Department is responding with about 11,400 active duty and National Guard service members, a DoD spokesman said.

Oct. 23, 2017

Airmen Work to Restore Radio Communications in Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Airmen of the 85th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, are working at Cerro de Punta Mountain near Ponce, Puerto Rico, to repair radio communications infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 17, 2017

Call for volunteers to deploy with FEMA taskforce attracts over 130 DLA employees

Over 130 employees volunteered for ten assignment opportunities to support hurricane relief efforts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will soon deploy to Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.

Oct. 14, 2017

General Details Progress, What Remains to be Done in Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Military personnel helping the people of Puerto Rico have made great progress since Hurricane Maria hit, but much remains to be done, the commander of ground troops there said.