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Puerto Rico Guard Youth Program Develops Future Leaders
September 21, 2023
Cadets with the Puerto Rico National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy celebrate their graduation at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Sept. 15, 2023. More than 220 cadets received their high school diplomas after completing a 22-week program.

Puerto Rico National Guard Joins Advisor Edge Exercise
June 26, 2023
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 156th Security Operations Squadron prepare to carry a simulated distressed person to receive medical care during the Advisor Edge exercise at Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, Puerto Rico, June 8, 2023.

New Jersey Guard’s 44th IBCT Demonstrates Combat Readiness
June 15, 2023
Soldiers assigned to the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard, demonstrated their abilities during rotation 23-08 at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Johnson, Louisiana, May 28-June 11, 2023. Nearly 3,000 New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers were assessed on their units' ability to conduct large-scale combat operations in a multi-domain setting against a near-peer opposing force.

Guard Names State Partnership Program Partnerships of the Year
April 25, 2023
Left to right, Ambassador Dennis Hankins, foreign policy advisor to the National Guard Bureau; Maj. Gen. William Zana, director of Strategic Plans and Policy and International Affairs for NGB; Lt. Col. Christopher Markesino from the Oregon National Guard; Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau; and Col. Scott Humphrey, chief of the National Guard Bureau International Affairs Division, during an awards presentation at the annual State Partnership Program conference April 20, 2023.

Tennessee, Georgia Guardsmen are Southeast’s Best Warriors
April 24, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Nicolas White, an indirect fire infantryman representing the Georgia Army National Guard, splashes water on his face after completing the confidence course during the Region III National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 17, 2023. The competition tested the adaptiveness and lethality of our forces.

Resilience Intertwined in Puerto Rico Guard’s Future, Says Guard Chief
February 8, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits with Puerto Rico National Guardsmen of the 156th Wing at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Catalina, Puerto Rico, Feb. 5, 2023.

Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters
December 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Robert Wolford, a metals technician assigned to the 168th Maintenance Squadron, cleans up debris as part of Operation Merbok Response in Koyuk, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2022. Remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.

Puerto Rico Guard Provides Security for Honduran Partners
October 5, 2022
Sgt. Eduardo Martinez, a military police officer with the Puerto Rico National Guard's 225th Military Police Company Law Enforcement Detachment, works with his Honduran Armed Forces counterpart to sign visitors into Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras Sept. 14, 2022. The 225th military police have partnered with Honduran forces at Soto Cano Air Base for more than 10 years.

Puerto Rico National Guard Rescues Hurricane Victims
September 19, 2022
Members of the Puerto Rico National Guard, 125th Military Police Battalion, rescue a man who had apparently gone out to try to find gasoline and was caught in a flash flood caused by Hurricane Fiona in Ponce, near Mercedita Airport in southern Puerto Rico. The hurricane knocked out power to the entire island.

Georgia, Alabama, Puerto Rico Airmen exercise communications
April 18, 2022
U.S. Airmen with the 156th Combat Communications Squadron, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, configure the network router, switch and phones to establish initial communications during Exercise Tropic Thunder at Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Puerto Rico, April 11, 2022. Exercise Tropic Thunder is the first large-scale exercise for the 156th CBCS to build and maintain network functions from the ground up, to meet initial operational requirements while developing the cyber skills and teamwork required to operate in any combat communications environment.

Puerto Rico Guard Airmen learn hand-to-hand combat skills
April 8, 2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jose Marrero and Airman 1st Class Jonathan Milian, security forces journeymen with the 156th Security Operations Squadron, learned the basics of becoming a combatives instructor March 16, 2022, at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico. Twenty-two Airmen participated in the 40-hour Air Force Combatives Program.

National Guard neighbors help Louisiana rebuild after Ida
October 1, 2021
Mississippi National Guard 2nd Lt. Austin Riels, assigned to the 113th Military Police Company, 112th Military Police Battalion, waves vehicles through a traffic control point after Hurricane Ida, Grand Isle, Louisiana, Sept. 17, 2021.

Puerto Rico Guard helps Louisiana with Hurricane Ida relief
September 16, 2021
Members of the Puerto Rico National Guard, 190th Engineering Battalion, head to Louisiana Sept. 16, 2021, to assist with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. The PRNG sent 43 engineers to help assess damage to Louisiana bridges and roads in the aftermath of the storm.

Puerto Rico National Guard supports U.S. humanitarian mission in Haiti
August 18, 2021
Puerto Rico National Guard Soldiers prepare UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to deploy to Haiti in support of USAID humanitarian relief efforts on Aug. 17, 2021, to the Army Aviation Support Facility at the Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport.

75th Troop Command supports SOUTHCOM at Tradewinds exercise
July 12, 2021
A Soldier participating in a Tradewinds 21 combined forces jump prepares to land at Airbase London, Guyana, June 20, 2021. Tradewinds 21 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored Caribbean security exercise with partner nations in the ground, air, sea and cyber domains.

PRNG delivers essentials to Vieques and Culebra islands
March 19, 2021
Puerto Rico National Guard Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico set up a railing for vehicle transport on the Mechanized Landing Craft at the Maritime Transport Authority Port at Ceiba, Puerto Rico, March 15, 2021. The PRNG is helping transport medical supplies and other vital goods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Puerto Rico National Guard vaccinates thousands of people
March 9, 2021
Sgt. Javier Hernández from Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico prepares COVID-19 vials for distribution in Ponce Jan. 19, 2021. The PRNG continued with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process for Operation Warp Speed to support the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PRNG using new equipment to vaccinate people safely
March 2, 2021
Puerto Rico National Guard Sgt. José Rodríguez administers a COVID-19 vaccine in the PRNG vaccination center in Caguas, Puerto Rico, March 1, 2021, using new personal protection equipment.

Historic Air National Guard airlift brings troops to DC
January 16, 2021
Members of the North Carolina National Guard deboard a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Md., outside Washington, D.C., on Jan. 15, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are supporting federal and district authorities for the 59th presidential inauguration.

156th Communications Flight trains to set up communications
December 18, 2020
U.S. Airmen with the 156th Communications Flight, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, assemble a point-to-point microwave to receive network capabilities from the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability to their alternate location during training at the Roosevelt Roads U.S. Army Reserve Center in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Dec. 9, 2020. Airmen with the 156th CF are training with new team members on updated JISCC equipment.