BVI may evacuate citizens from Puerto Rico, USVI

Lester Mason
October 1, 2017

The Kansas Air National Guard is sending a tanker to Puerto Rico on Sunday in response to Hurricane Maria.

The Mississippi National guard, said in a news release Thursday, that its help was requested through the National Emergency Management Assistance Compact, an agreement for state-to-state support during disasters.

USF system announced Friday that all out-of-state fees will be waived for enrolled students in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester for students who have permanent residence in either Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

He wants charter flight to be available for those citizens, and possibly ferries for others in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) who want help in returning to their homeland.

"The Kansas National Guard is always ready to respond when needed", said Dan Skoda, vice wing commander, 190 Air Refueling Wing. "They're dedicated to this mission and the resiliency and determination shown by the U.S. Virgin Islands Soldiers and Airmen is simply inspiring".

Approximately 120 Soldiers from the 116th IBCT Headquarters in Staunton are serving in the JTF Stonewall Joint Operations Center, and about 350 Soldiers from units around the state are supporting recovery operations.

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