JB Charleston Serves as Puerto Rico Recovery Hub
Joint Base Charleston, S. C. has been established as the central hub for sustained efforts aiding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency established an initial staging area where items are received, inspected and measured. That information is put into the 841st Transportation Battalion's logging system enabling them to create a stowage plan. The USNS Brittin, which has a cargo capacity of 215,000 square feet, is scheduled to make six trips from JB Charleston to Puerto Rico over the next two months. The team will work as a unit to solve any problems and continues to support the people who are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Maria.