Fort Carson soldiers headed to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas to help hurricane victims

More Fort Carson soldiers with the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division prepare for deployment. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
More Fort Carson soldiers with the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division prepare for deployment. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Dozens of Fort Carson soldiers are headed to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to help Hurricane Maria victims.

The soldiers are with the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Fort Carson officials said about 25 soldiers left Tuesday and Wednesday and are now helping with relief efforts in St. Thomas. About 50 more soldiers left on Friday.

The soldiers are providing support to FEMA and local authorities, bringing critical supplies to isolated communities.

“It’s not just sending food from one place to another. It’s also keeping our soldiers safe so we can do an extensive mission,” Capt. Joaquin Matias said.

About 75 more soldiers with the 4th Sustainment Brigade are on standby for deployment to the affected areas.

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