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  • 156th "Port Dawgs"

    Despite the mission, despite the task or despite the natural disaster/emergency – one constant remains on the concrete plateau of Muniz Air National Guard Base, the “Port Dawgs.”
  • Single is a Status Too

    Being single does not mean you do not need communication skills to build better, or future, relationships. The 156th Chaplaincy hosted and taught a superhero themed “Got Your Back” Strong Bonds Seminar for more than 20 Airmen during a retreat Jul. 12-14 on the east side of the island. “Got Your Back” is an interactive curriculum focused on helping individuals to improve understanding and decision-making in their relationships. The goals include helping individuals handle stress more effectively, limit destructive communication patterns, understand safe and unsafe relationship dynamics, and to be more intentional about expectations and actions in seeking successful relationships with others.
  • Remembering 'Rican 68'

    Family members, friends and fellow Airmen came together May 2, 2019, in Port Wentworth, Georgia, to memorialize the lives of the nine Puerto Rican Air National Guard Airmen who lost their lives when their C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 156th Airlift Wing, crashed shortly after takeoff one year ago.
  • NY, Puerto Rico Airmen continue joint training operations

    Nearly two years after providing support in Puerto Rico following the devastation Hurricane Maria left, the relationship between the 109th Airlift Wing here and the 156th AW at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, has continued to grow. Airmen from the two Air Transportation Operation Centers have joined together for training opportunities
  • Puerto Rico's 156th Airlift Wing transitions to new mission

    WASHINGTON – The Air Force announced the transition of the 156th Airlift Wing, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, to the 156th Wing in conjunction with its newly assigned contingency response and combat communications missions, effective Wednesday.Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, made the official announcement in a phone
  • 156th Airlift Wing, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, Transitions to New Contingency Response and Combat Communications Missions

    The Air Force announced the transition of the 156th Airlift Wing, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, to the 156th Wing in conjunction with its newly assigned contingency response and combat communications missions, effective 10 April, 2019.
  • Medical Airmen train in Puerto Rico during Vigilant Guard

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Medical personnel Airmen from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard participated March 12-13 in the disaster relief exercise Vigilant Guard at Camp Santiago in Salinas, Puerto Rico.Vigilant Guard is a U.S. Northern Command and National Guard Bureau sponsored event. This year it was held in multiple locations across Puerto Rico.The
  • Where in the world is Sergeant Santiago?

    Like the geography game and cartoon of “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?,” the JRSOI function is the critical piece of contingency operations that knows, “Where in the world is Sergeant Santiago.” JRSOI is the Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration operation that identifies incoming personnel, their mission capabilities and the assets they bring and then pairs them with the support request from the host state National Guard and civil authorities during a crisis or natural disaster.
  • Vigilant Guard exercise helps Puerto Rico troops prepare

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Air National Guard members from the 156th Medical Group recently treated simulated mass casualties during a training exercise called Vigilant Guard.United States Northern Command in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau sponsored the exercise.The program provides state National Guard headquarters and supporting units
  • Groundbreaking diversity training begins in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Members of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard recently took part in groundbreaking diversity and inclusion training led by members of the Air National Guard Readiness Center. This new training is an adaptation of business and industry techniques and instruction applied in a military environment.“Creating a culture of active
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