156th Contingency Response Group Airmen depart Muñiz for training
By 1st Lt. Brandon Patterson, 156th Wing/Public Affairs
/ Published September 13, 2020
MUÑIZ AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Puerto Rico --
Nearly 50 Airmen from the 156th Wing departed for the Field-Craft Contingency Response Course on September 12, 2020.
“This is the first time ever this course has had every training slot dedicated to one unit,” said Lt. Col Joelee Sessions, the 156th Contingency Response Group commander. “The active duty contingency response community is looking forward to the day when the 156th CRG is mission ready and can help support contingency response missions. Our Airmen will have a unique opportunity to get this training as a team.”
Contingency response forces are highly specialized units that rapidly deploy to quickly establish air mobility operations. The 14-day training is designed to improve how contingency response Airmen are trained in air base operating combat skills.
“The new contingency response and combat communications missions are strategically aligned and capitalize on the unique capabilities, experiences and professionalism of the Puerto Rico’s Airmen,” said Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice (ret.), Air National Guard former director. “The Missions also provide Puerto Rico’ territorial leadership tremendous resources for territorial emergency response.”