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By SENATOR JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG CHARLOTTE AMALIE –Having received several complaints from constituents about the way the medical evacuees have been treated on the mainland and the precarious state of their well-being as they receive care so far from home, Senator Janette Millin Young says she remains deeply concerned. Considering this, Senator

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SAN JUAN — Some 2,000 miles away from the path of devastation cut by hurricanes Irma and Maria, network engineers at the Rock Island Arsenal Integrated Network Operations Center (INOC) work around-the-clock to support the relief efforts of American aid workers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Operated

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HELPING HANDS: The U.S. Army has signed a contract with the Louis Berger Group to support temporary power to parts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands that remain without electricity since the islands were slammed by Hurricane Maria in September. Picture, members of the Army deliver supplies to people

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SAN JUAN — The three-star general is leaving Puerto Rico, ending his mission of providing relief from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Troops are being pulled out, too, along with helicopters that have flown supplies and equipment to communities cut off by landslides and broken roads. Yet government statistics say

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His eyes bulged out, as the tip of the pistol slammed into the back wall of his throat. The perspiration glistened on the crow’s feet that laced the outer points of his eyes. The warm lulling fog was everywhere again. Perhaps brought in by a Caribbean breeze, it had engulfed

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HIGH WIRE ACT: An airman with the 85th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., works atop a radio tower at Cerra de Punta Mountain near Ponce, Puerto Rico, Oct. 20, 2017. The 85th EIS are working to reestablish and improve radio communications for local emergency personnel and

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FREDERIKSTED — Some 63 kidney patients were evacuated from St. Croix as part of a humanitarian mission of the U.S. military. Air Force Major Gavril Goodman was on one of the first humanitarian evacuation flights that landed in St. Croix five days after the Category 5 hurricane destroyed the island’s

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RAKED BARE: A speed limit sign stands tilted and a power line that snapped it half lays on a building, after the passage of Hurricane Irma in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The last of the late-summer tourists were gone today

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Fort Bragg soldiers from the 44th Medical Brigade deployed to St. Thomas this morning to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. “From the pictures I’ve seen, it’s [really damaged], but anything I can do to help and get them back to where they need to be so they

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fresh off a “culture of rape” involving the hazing-style rapes of female members of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) for decades with impunity in St. Croix and St. Thomas … Government House spokesman Sam Topp on Saturday announced via radio the names of six U.S. Army

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