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471st Engineer Company help provide better passage on roadways in Puerto Rico
Sgt. Adolfo Velez, a carpentry and masonry specialist assigned to the 471st Engineer Company, 448th Engineer Battalion based out of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, helps guide a Soldier clearing debris on roads caused by Hurricane Maria in the Añasco area October 27, 2017. The Army Reserve is part of the synchronized Federal emergency response system for immediate assistance. Providing timely and appropriate response to an incident remains one of the Army's key operational concepts. The Army Reserve's enabling capabilities remain a key component of this system by maintaining a variety of readily available capabilities including aviation, civil affairs, engineering, medical, supply and logistics that can be committed to Defense Support of Civil Authorities missions. These capabilities help the Army and Army Reserve's community-based force save lives, prevent human suffering and extensive property damage when domestic disasters threaten the homeland. America's Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Andrew Valles)