The SITREP: Puerto Rico Power Update, West Point Classmates Forever Linked & More

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jitu Whitehead, a transmission and distribution specialist with the 249th Engineering Battalion, D-Company, repairs power lines in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

  • Getting the lights turned back on in Puerto Rico is set to be the largest electricity restoration mission ever in the United States.
  • Beginning this Veterans Day, myNavyExchange.com will expand its online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged U.S. military vetarans.
  • The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is utilizing a novel method of administering pain medication to burn patients in hopes of mitigating opioid addiction.
  • They met at West Point decades ago. Now, their lives are forever linked after one classmate gave the gift of life to the other.

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The SITREP: Puerto Rico Power Update, West Point Classmates Forever Linked & More