HUMACAO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017)

U.S. Marines, Sailors assess hospitals, provide support in Puerto Rico

Yellow Ribbon America News Desk:

U.S. Navy Construction Electrician 2nd Class John McConnell, left, assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, annotates Spanish-English translations concerning a faulty generator to Hospitalman Apprentice Judd A. Ostolaza, a local resident and U.S. Navy Reservist assigned to Det. 1, Headquarters & Services Company, 4th Marine Logistics Group, volunteering his translating services with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) as part of Hurricane Maria relief efforts at Ryder Hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)

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