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Puerto Rico Air National Guard provides strategic location for KC-135 transatlantic emergency landing.

Firefighters, security forces and emergency responders of the 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico provide emergency response to the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan KC-135 Stratotanker, after reporting engine trouble during their transatlantic airlift mission, Feb. 10, 2016. The PRANG was able to meet the logistical needs of the KC-135 aircrew during their flight emergency due to Puerto Rico's strategic location between the U.S. and Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

Firefighters, security forces and emergency responders of the 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico provide emergency response to the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan KC-135 Stratotanker, after reporting engine trouble during their transatlantic airlift mission, Feb. 10, 2016. The PRANG was able to meet the logistical needs of the KC-135 aircrew during their flight emergency due to Puerto Rico's strategic location between the U.S. and Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

Security forces, firefighters and emergency responders of the 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico provide emergency response to the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan KC-135 Stratotanker, after reporting engine trouble during their transatlantic airlift mission, Feb. 10, 2016. The PRANG was able to meet the logistical needs of the KC-135 aircrew during their flight emergency due to Puerto Rico's strategic location between the U.S. and Africa. 
(U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

Security forces, firefighters and emergency responders of the 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico provide emergency response to the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan KC-135 Stratotanker, after reporting engine trouble during their transatlantic airlift mission, Feb. 10, 2016. The PRANG was able to meet the logistical needs of the KC-135 aircrew during their flight emergency due to Puerto Rico's strategic location between the U.S. and Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan lands safely at 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Feb. 10, 2016. The 127th Wing was providing transatlantic airlift support to the 1434th Engineer Company, 101st Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard, who had completed a 30-day humanitarian deployment in Liberia, Africa, when the KC-135 experienced engine trouble and obligated the KC-135 aircrew to divert from their planned route of flight to a strategic location that would secure the safety of the passengers, aircrew and aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan lands safely at 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Feb. 10, 2016. The 127th Wing was providing transatlantic airlift support to the 1434th Engineer Company, 101st Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard, who had completed a 30-day humanitarian deployment in Liberia, Africa, when the KC-135 experienced engine trouble and obligated the KC-135 aircrew to divert from their planned route of flight to a strategic location that would secure the safety of the passengers, aircrew and aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

Soldiers of the 1434th Engineer Company, 101st Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard deplaned the Michigan Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker, after landing safely at 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Feb. 10, 2016. The 127th Wing was providing transatlantic airlift support to the 1434th Engineer Company, who had completed a 30-day humanitarian deployment in Liberia, Africa, when the KC-135 experienced engine trouble and obligated the KC-135 aircrew to divert from their planned route of flight to a strategic location that would secure the safety of the passengers, aircrew and aircraft.
(U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

Soldiers of the 1434th Engineer Company, 101st Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard deplaned the Michigan Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker, after landing safely at 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Feb. 10, 2016. The 127th Wing was providing transatlantic airlift support to the 1434th Engineer Company, who had completed a 30-day humanitarian deployment in Liberia, Africa, when the KC-135 experienced engine trouble and obligated the KC-135 aircrew to divert from their planned route of flight to a strategic location that would secure the safety of the passengers, aircrew and aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

Aircraft maintenance from the Michigan Air National Guard conducts an engine inspections on their KC-135 after safely landing at the 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Feb. 10, 2016. The 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan declared an emergency landing due to engine troubles during their transatlantic airlift mission from Africa and received mission support from the PRANG. 
(U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

Aircraft maintenance from the Michigan Air National Guard conducts an engine inspections on their KC-135 after safely landing at the 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Feb. 10, 2016. The 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan declared an emergency landing due to engine troubles during their transatlantic airlift mission from Africa and received mission support from the PRANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Marizol Ruiz /Released)

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico -- A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, lands safely at 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, after reporting engine trouble during their transatlantic airlift mission, Feb. 10, 2016. The 127th Wing was providing airlift to the 1434th Engineer Company, 101st Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard, who had completed a 30-day humanitarian deployment in Liberia, Africa.

Due to Puerto Rico's strategic location between the U.S. and Africa, the PRANG was able to meet the needs of the KC-135 aircrew to divert from their planned route of flight as means to secure the safety of the aircrew and passengers. The 156th AW firefighters, emergency responders, security forces and U.S. Customs and Border Protection representatives were dispatched to safely receive the passengers, aircrew and aircraft.