ISS1 2018

Reservist Magazine is the award-winning official publication of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Quarterly issues include news and feature articles about the men and women who comprise America's premier national maritime safety and security

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Petty Officer 1st Class n eena Santiago provides service with a smile in delivering water and boxed meals to families in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Santiago is a deployed reservist from Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios m eet t h e reservists who responded t o t h e call i ntroduction by c hief p etty o fficer e lizabeth h . Bordelon w hen Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast of Texas in August, it left a trail of destruction, debris and pollution in its wake. September followed with the one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which decimated the Caribbean and the Florida Keys. From Bangor, Maine, to Barbers Point, Hawaii, and Sitka, Alaska, to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Reserve members from across the country mobilized in response to what would ultimately be a record-shattering Atlantic Hurricane Season. More than 1,300 reservists reported to fill a myriad of roles across the impacted areas, contributing expertise and decades of experience to the response efforts. The area of response most widely filled by Coast Guard members was Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10). ESF-10 is the framework by which federal support is coordinated with state agencies in response to actual or potential oil spills or hazardous material releases. In conjunction with the affected states or regions, ESF-10 coordinates the provision of support and overall management of the various 20 RESERVIST � Issue 1 • 2018

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