Department of Defense Update on Recovery

Sep 13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Defense has conducted or is positioned to conduct the following in support of FEMA and the governor:


- Relocated DoD's Defense Coordinating Official from Guam to the Saipan Emergency Operations Center along with FEMA's Federal Coordinating Official

- Provide imagery support for post-storm support assessment

- Provide Intra-Island transportation of cargo or personnel

- Established a FEMA Federal Staging Area for Saipan Army Reserve Base 

- Provide ground transportation to move cargo and/or passengers

- Provide for the transport of fuel to distribution points and generators

- Provide personnel and equipment to clear roads


Over the past 24 hours, DoD executed seven helicopter missions among other activities in support of these missions.