13 Jan '18, 12am

"The devastation in Puerto Rico is of a similar level to what it was in Katrina"

"The devastation in Puerto Rico is of a similar level to what it was in Katrina"

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Many of the Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard's 285th Medical Company (Area Support) currently serving in Puerto Rico have been deployed to places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo. A few have also served on previous natural disaster missions. Soldiers who have served on missions similar to the current one in Puerto Rico have provided invaluable experience to the team of 285th ASMC medical professionals as they have traveled around the island providing a variety of care to residents. Two of those Soldiers are Sgt. Michael Mains and Maj. Donald McHone. Within 48 hours of the earthquake hitting Haiti in 2010, Mains was on ground with the 85th Helicopter Squadron. "I heard Haiti was bad," Mains said, "but until I got there and saw it, I didn't know how bad it was. It was complete and total devastation." His mission was search and rescue. Unf...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/199054/army_national_guard_s...

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