29 Sep '17, 11pm

Good rundown of some of the military assets in/around PR and what they are doing.

Good rundown of some of the military assets in/around PR and what they are doing.

WASHINGTON — Two Navy ships are now cruising toward Puerto Rico to bolster the U.S. response to the island left devastated last week by a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, officials said Friday. The Defense Department on Friday tasked the USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship carrying two helicopters, to move from its location near the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica toward Puerto Rico to expand rescue and relief operations there in the wake of the Category 4 storm that struck Sept. 20, defense officials said. Meanwhile, the USNS Comfort, a 1,000-bed hospital ship, left port from Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday and was expected to reach Puerto Rico by the middle of next week, according to the Navy. Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, who deployed Thursday to take command of military efforts on the island, said the movements were part of the Defense Department’s commitment t...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/pentagon-adding-uss-wasp-to-...

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Ships Comfort and Wasp on the way to Puerto Rico:

Ships Comfort and Wasp on the way to Puerto Rico:

navytimes.com 30 Sep '17, 2pm

The hospital ship Comfort left its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday, heading to Puerto Rico to support relief effo...

USNS Comfort Departs for Puerto Rico

navy.mil 29 Sep '17, 9pm

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk today ...

Three-star general tapped to lead hurricane res...

stripes.com 29 Sep '17, 2pm

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday deployed a battle-tested general to coordinate military response operations in Hurri...

Pentagon deploys Army general and more troops to lead hurricane response on Puerto Rico:

Pentagon deploys Army general and more troops t...

stripes.com 27 Sep '17, 4pm

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is shifting its response to Hurricane Maria-ravaged Puerto Rico to a land-based operation as it ...

Three-star general tapped to lead hurricane res...

stripes.com 28 Sep '17, 10pm

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday deployed a battle-tested general to coordinate military response operations in Hurri...

Response to #PuertoRico pales next to Haiti act...

stripes.com 01 Oct '17, 1am

After an earthquake shattered Haiti's capital on Jan. 12, 2010, the U.S. military mobilized as if it were going to war. Be...

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defense.gov 30 Sep '17, 4pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2017 — Puerto Rico’s governor said the commonwealth and federal team combating Hurricane Maria ’s de...

Military in Puerto Rico Will Stay Until 'All Ne...

defense.gov 29 Sep '17, 9pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2017 — Federal officials in Puerto Rico stressed today that the island has suffered catastrophic dam...

Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) heading to...

navytimes.com 27 Sep '17, 1am

he Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), pictured here off the coast of Haiti in 2010, lowers its...

Hospital ship Comfort heading to Puerto Rico

militarytimes.com 27 Sep '17, 9am

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) lowers its tender in the Atlantic Ocean during a recent ...

Contrary to my earlier tweet, US military *is* ...

stripes.com 26 Sep '17, 6pm

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department has dispatched about 2,600 troops to aid Hurricane Maria victims in the U.S. Virgin Is...

Trump Tweets Puerto Rico 'Is in Deep Trouble' a...

ecowatch.com 26 Sep '17, 2pm

Trump Tweets Puerto Rico 'Is in Deep Trouble' as Island Pleads for More Urgent Response President Trump said Puerto Rico i...

Hospital ship Comfort heading to Puerto Rico

militarytimes.com 30 Sep '17, 2am

he Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), pictured here off the coast of Haiti in 2010, lowers its...

Hospital ship Comfort heading to Puerto Rico

militarytimes.com 26 Sep '17, 9pm

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) lowers its tender in the Atlantic Ocean during a recent ...

Hospital ship Comfort heading to Puerto Rico

militarytimes.com 26 Sep '17, 8pm

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) lowers its tender in the Atlantic Ocean during a recent ...