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Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle relinquished command of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio Wednesday at a ceremony at MacArthur Parade Field.


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The Federal Emergency Management Agency spent $361 million on bottled water in Puerto Rico by the end of January, after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September.


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CPS Energy sent two of its workers to Puerto Rico to assist in overseeing operations as power is restored to the U.S. territory. Much of the island has been without electricity since Hurricane Maria hit in September.

A month and a half after hurricane Maria, the VA Caribbean Healthcare system is delivering care in unconventional ways. And it's helping veterans whose PTSD was triggered by the storm.

Many residents are making daily visits to distribution sites, where the Army has set up portable water purification systems.

A North Carolina-based engineering battalion is making slow progress repairing roads that were blocked or damaged in Hurricane Maria. But months of work lies ahead.

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U.S. Army North hosted a press conference Tuesday inside the Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle with the Army North commander leading the Department of Defense response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Military C-130 and C-17 aircraft have been outfitted with medical equipment, as the Air Force flies patients to hospitals in the mainland U.S.