The SITREP: Airmen Move Quickly for Maria Rescue, Army General Makes History & More

Brig. Gen. Irene Zoppi, U.S. Army Reserve deputy commanding general for the 200th Military Police Command, receives her star shoulder boards from her husband, Thomas Zoppi, and son, Andrew Zoppi, as she is promoted from the rank of colonel during a ceremony held on Fort Meade, Maryland, Aug. 28, 2017. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michael Sauret

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Thursday, September 28, 2017.

  • Meet Brig. Gen. Irene Zoppi, the first Puerto Rican woman promoted to the rank of general in the U.S. Army Reserve.
  • Aircrew members with the 15th Special Operations Squadron flew through the night after being tasked on short notice to evacuate 19 medical students from the island of Montserrat after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
  • Marines launch upgrade to ground ammunition inventory system, allowing for greater collection, storage and interchange of data.
  • As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month comes to a close, the Military Health System reminds us all that one small act can save a life.

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