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Defense Language Institute beta tests new program similar to U.S. Army Echo Company
February 4, 2020
Echo Company trainees pose for a photo in a Defense Language Institute English Language Center hallway between classes. Along with English language training and pre-basic training, trainees have the opportunity to react with the 70 other unique countries on campus at one time.

Air Force Band of the West brings musical mission to Puerto Rico
May 30, 2019
The United States Air Force Band of the West, from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, perform at Jardin Urbano de Isla Verde in Carolina, Puerto Rico, April 5, 2019 as part of a series of performances and masterclasses around the island featuring multiple Band of the West ensembles. The USAF Band of the West are touring the island of Puerto Rico to tell the Air Force's story through live music and to continue building relationships with Puerto Rican communities during concerts. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Airman 1st Class Shelby Pruitt)

U.S. Army North gets assist from Logistics Civil Augmentation Program in Puerto Rico relief efforts
March 29, 2018
Shown is a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force power project. LOGCAP provided logistics support to the downloading of ships at the Port of Ponce in Puerto Rico. This sea port served as a debarkation point for receipt, inventory and issue of electrical materials used in the reconstruction of the electrical grid.

BAMC medical personnel provide lifesaving support in Puerto Rico
January 4, 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 14th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Benning, Ga., work with the Puerto Rico National Guard to provide medical assistants the residents of Humacao, Puerto Rico, Oct. 15, 2017. The 14th CSH is augmenting the local hospitals who were affected by Hurricane Maria.

U.S. Army North commander relates lessons learned during 2017 hurricane season
December 19, 2017
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, speaks with civil engineer Airmen from the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., at a communication tower located in the mountains of Pugnado Adentro in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Nov. 8, 2017. Several civil engineer Airmen were assisting local contractors repair the communication tower that works as a main communication radio hub for the island.

U.S. Army South member experiences a different type of homecoming in Puerto Rico
November 30, 2017
Maj. Eduardo Rodríguez works as a logistician for U.S. Army South at the port of Ponce where he coordinates the inventory of equipment coming in to help with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers power restoration mission.

BAMC Mobile Medics deploy in support of hurricane victims
October 27, 2017
Lt. Col. Jennifer Stowe, an optometrist located at the Brooke Army Medical Center Virtual Medical Center, talks with Sgt. Andrea Bloom Oct. 20 during a synchronous virtual health encounter. The mobile medics connected with Stowe and provided high-definition, synchronous images of a Soldier’s eye using an optical exam camera and web-based video teleconferencing capability.

Army North continues to assist in Puerto Rico
October 18, 2017
Members of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Reserve and active duty, along with Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North commander; Brig. Gen. José Reyes, Dual Status commander; and Caguas Mayor Hon. William Miranda Torres, distributed food and water to residents of the neighborhood Borinquen, Oct. 14. Reyes, Buchanan and Marín handed over provisions to the people who were grateful for the help received and were seriously affected by Hurricane Maria.

Army, DOD continue to provide more response capacity to Puerto Rico
October 10, 2017
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan (right), commander, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) at Jint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, and Joint Forces Land Component Commander forward in Puerto Rico, consults with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to provide logistical distribution of water, food and medical capabilities.

Texas C-5M delivers supplies to Puerto Rico
October 5, 2017
A Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) vehicle is unloaded from an Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing C-5M Super Galaxy at Ceiba, Puerto Rico Oct. 1, 2017. The C-5M, flown by Reserve Citizen Airmen from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, took the JISCC, 11 Soldiers,  supplies and two fuel trucks to Puerto Rico to aid hurricane recovery efforts that have affected the United States and its territories  in the Caribbean. (U.S.  Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño)