Nov. 7, 2017
JBLE unit partners with FEMA in Puerto Rico humanitarian mission
PONCE, PUERTO RICO —
Military Sealift Command’s USNS Brittin arrived at the Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Nov. 3, 2017, loaded with power-generation equipment and other supplies after Hurricane Maria left the majority of the island without power in September.
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Trans. Brigade based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., were waiting ashore to unload 500 pieces of equipment including generators, temporary living facilities, food and water.