Puerto Rico

  • Sep- 2023 -
    8 September
    ExercisesFORT BUCHANAN, PUERTO RICO- Members of Fort Buchanan's Directorate of Emergency Services and the U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico 1st Mission Support Command conducted an active terrorist threat training exercise on Aug 30 here. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class David Hernandez, 363rd Public Affairs Detachment)

    US Army Trains Active Terrorist Threat Operation in Puerto Rico

    The US Army Reserve - Puerto Rico 1st Mission Support Command has conducted an active terrorist threat training exercise at Fort Buchanan.

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  • Oct- 2017 -
    5 October

    Hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico delay deployment of US troops to Afghanistan

    Deployment of U.S. troops to Afghanistan has been delayed due to ongoing hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie said on Thursday. “Forces are flowing to Afghanistan. They have been slightly delayed by ongoing hurricane relief efforts,” McKenzie told reporters. “There is a finite number of transport aircraft the U.S. Transportation Command has.” The general added that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is currently “in the vicinity of 11,000.” Washington has pledged some 3,000 additional servicemen. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Tuesday the troops would provide advisory and fire support to the Afghan military. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said during a press conference in San Juan on Thursday that more than 11,000 Defense Department personnel are helping the territory to recover from devastating conscequences of Hurricane Maria.

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