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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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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.