CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado National Guard members deployed Oct. 15 from Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, to Puerto Rico, with a mobile kitchen to help civil authorities save lives and relieve suffering in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, is providing a 15-person team and a trailer-based mobile kitchen, capable of feeding up to 1,000 people within 90 minutes.
The kitchen and crew members arrived Oct. 17.
"This Colorado National Guard capability will greatly assist responders in the aftermath of this disaster," said the adjutant general of Colorado, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh. "Our Colorado warriors will help provide quality meals to sustain life and build morale."
The Colorado Airmen join their comrades from several other states who have been assisting civil authorities since the Category 5 hurricane struck the U.S. territory in September.