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Dec. 5, 2017

Face of Defense: New Pilot Takes First Flight in Home Unit

Air Force 2nd Lt. Isaias Rivera, the newest pilot in the 156th Airlift Wing at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Puerto Rico, is a former enlisted aircraft mechanic who's now "living a dream" as a military pilot of WC-130H Hercules weather reconnaissance aircraft.

Nov. 13, 2017

Face of Defense: First Sergeant Leverages First-Responder Skills

During the week, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Turner responds to fire calls and provides emergency medical assistance as a member of the fire department in Cheyenne, Wyo. On drill weekends, he responds to the needs of the airmen and families of the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing as a first sergeant.

Oct. 16, 2017

Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland Puerto Rico

About two dozen Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen used what was the first or second day off most of them have had since Hurricane Maria hit the island some three weeks ago to team up with other volunteers to deliver food and water to as many as 1,000 people in the island's mountainous interior.

Oct. 13, 2017

Puerto Rico Air National Guard Helps to Build 'Air Bridge'

For all the airlift missions that the pilots and the loadmasters of the 198th Airlift Squadron have planned over the years, there is one major difference between those and the ones they are scheduling now as the Puerto Rico Air National Guard's representatives to Hurricanes Irma and Maria relief efforts on the island. This time, it's personal.

Oct. 2, 2017

Air National Guard Restores Air Traffic Control in Puerto Rico

Air National Guard units from Puerto Rico, Illinois and Wisconsin teamed up to restore Federal Aviation Administration-managed air traffic control operations on Puerto Rico as part of response efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation on the island.

Sept. 29, 2017

DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

The Defense Department is continuing relief operations in areas of the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the island of Dominica, which were stricken by hurricanes in recent weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 29, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Gives Back to Veterans

Air Force Senior Airman Javonte Lofton works as a hazardous material specialist with the Michigan Air National Guard’s 110th Logistics Readiness Squadron in Battle Creek, Mich., and he said it’s his duty to give back to the men and women who wore the uniform before him whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Sept. 27, 2017

Airmen Keep Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean

Air National Guard airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base in Georgia were operating around the clock to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Sept. 24, 2017

Utah Airmen Work to Restore Communications in Virgin Islands

Members of the Utah Air National Guard deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma to provide critical communications capabilities and continued the mission following Hurricane Maria.

Sept. 18, 2017

Tennessee Air Guard Imagery Analysis Supports Hurricane Relief Effort

Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 118th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group based at Joint Base Berry Field in Nashville, Tenn., are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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