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The Puerto Rico Army National Guard maintains 48 readiness centers and is present in 30 communities on the island. The Puerto Rico National Guard, like the National Guard in every U.S. state and territory, is a hybrid organization. The National Guard ordinarily is under the control of state Governor (Commonwealth in Puerto Rico's case), but Guard units may be brought under federal control pursuant to federal statute during times of war or other federal emergencies. Puerto Rico Army National Guard units support U.S. Army South's (USARSO) many multilateral exercises, peace keeping and civic-military missions. It is through this integration of Active Army and National Guard components that USARSO can maximize resources to carry out missions. In 1989, Congress authorized federal funding to permit the local National Guards to support drug interdiction and other counter-drug activities. 32 U.S.C. § 112. Section 112 provided that each state desiring to participate would draw up its own plan subject to approval by the Secretary of Defense. Despite this and other authority over the program granted to the Secretary of Defense, the statute required that the National Guard personnel involved in these operations be under local control and "not in Federal service," id. § 112(c)(1), a requirement apparently designed to mesh with the Posse Comitatus Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1385, limiting the use of federal troops for domestic law enforcement purposes. Most National Guard members ordinarily serve only part time, but there are exceptions. Section 112 itself provided that subject to Secretary of Defense regulations, local National Guard members could, pursuant to a state plan, "be ordered to perform full-time National Guard duty under section 502(f) of this title for the purpose of carrying out drug interdiction and counter-drug activities." 32 U.S.C. § 502(f) allows National Guard personnel to be assigned additional duties, apart from ordinary drills and field exercises, with the provision appropriate for "pay and allowances." Beginning in 1989, the Puerto Rico National Guard used the federal funds provided under section 112 for a variety of counter-drug projects. In one of the projects, Puerto Rico National Guard personnel assisted the U.S. Customs Service in inspecting cargo containers arriving and leaving Puerto Rico ports and airports. The Puerto Rico National Guard claims to be a direct descendant of the original militia that existed on the Island since the time of the Spanish conquest and colonization at the beginning of XVI century. Four years after the militia establishment by Juan Ponce de Leon. The Puerto Rican Indians, called Tainos, rebelled in 1511. The Spanish men (mostly farmers and mine workers) had to quit their jobs to take arms and defend their adopted land. Since that unconfirmed date in 1511 when Taino Indians killed Cristobal de Sotomayor and burned the town named in his honor, the Borinquen colonists had to form, by necessity, a sort of National Guard unit with citizens as its soldiers. The Milicias Urbanas de Puerto Rico was first organized in 1693 and reorganized in 1765 as the Milicias Diciplinadas de Puerto Rico. After the Lares Uprising of 1868, the Spanish doubting the loyalty of Puerto Ricans, began to disband these companies, including the Compania de Artilleros Morenos de Cangrejos, a separate company of black Puerto Ricans. The milicias, are the direct lineal ancestors of two of today's Puerto Rico National Guard Units, the 295th and 296th Infantry. The milicias were replaced in 1871 by another similar organization, El Instituto de Voluntarios. In 1899, the U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of a military unit comprised of Puerto Ricans and in 1900 the Porto Rico Battalion was established. Through successive reorganizations this unit became the Porto Rico Voluntary Infantry, The Porto Rican Provisional Regiment of Infantry, the Porto Rico Regiment, U.S. Infantry and finally in 1920, the 65th Regiment, U.S. Infantry. The Puerto Rico National Guard eventually became the 296th Infantry Regiment ("Alerta Esta" - "Always Alert"). The Porto Rico Regiment, U.S. Infantry, 4,000 strong, served in World War I. From 1917 to 1919 it guarded the Panama Canal. During this period, the Porto Rico National guard also came into existence with the creation of the 295th and 296th Infantry Regiments. Additionally, several "Home Guard" units were organized and many other Puerto Ricans living in the continental U.S. served in mainland units that fought in Europe. Dark skinned Puerto Ricans were placed in such racially segregated units as the 396th Infantry, "The Harlem Hell Fighters" who fought under French command. Rafael Hernandez the famous Puerto Rican musician/composer and his brother, Jesus, served in that unit's band. All told, 236,000 Puerto Ricans registered for the WWI draft and 18,000 served in the military. Although war plans did not call for separate infantry brigades in the United States, the War Department authorized a new 92d Infantry Brigade (now the 92nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade-MEB) in the Puerto Rico National Guard to command forces there. The new headquarters came into federal service on 15 October 1940, but served less than two years without seeing combat. In July 1942 the Caribbean Defense Command inactivated the brigade and replaced it with the Puerto Rican Mobile Force It has been estimated that anywhere from 250,000 to 500,000 Hispanics served in the armed forces during World War II. This represents a range of 2.5 to 5% of all persons who served during the war. Figures are imprecise because, with the exception of Puerto Ricans, data on Hispanics were not maintained. Over 53,000 Puerto Ricans served during the period 1940-1946. National guard units from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California had a high representation of Mexican Americans. The US Army has never segregated Hispanic soldiers. The Puerto Rico National Guard was called into Federal Active Service in October 1940, and assigned to the Puerto Rican Department in accordance with the existing War Plan Orange. Members of Puerto Rico's National Guard, of the present 65th USA Reserve Command, and of its ancestors, the 65th Infantry Regiment and the 1899 Puerto Rican Regiment US Volunteers, were residents of the island. Approximately 200 Puerto Rican women served in the Women's Army Corps. Puerto Rico Army National Guard (PRARNG) support to the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) is the longest sustained support to a law enforcement mission in modern U.S. history. Targets are drug dealers and other criminal elements. The Puerto Rico National Guard (PRNG) has concentrated on the Homeland Defense [HLD] mission by fighting drug-related crime on the island and providing humanitarian relief to the communities affected by the drug trade. The PRNG concentrates on support to domestic civil authorities, counterdrug operations and humanitarian assistance. During Operation Centurion in 1996, PRNG units and the police moved into 76 housing projects to arrest dealers and criminals and restore community order. Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Rossello created the program to reinforce limited Puerto Rico LEA assets and drive out drug traffickers from housing areas. The secondary objective was to restore normalcy to communities through a coordinated security and social effort. Soldiers from aviation and military police units supported the police in the initial cordon, search, seizure and arrest phase. Once the target area was cleared of identifiable criminal elements, infantry, artillery, engineer and maintenance personnel helped community agencies rebuild housing complexes, distribute antidrug literature, rehabilitate facilities and dispose of garbage. The program was a resounding success, and the PRNG's skills and resources were paramount. Unfortunately, in terms of active force integration, this wealth of operational experience was misdirected. The PRNG applied and exercised MOOTW doctrine, not conventional war-fighting practices. They used valuable training days that could have been used for collective combat training. They also built close cooperation, reinforced habitual relationships and integrated with police and various social agencies-not with AC combat forces. Operation FRONTIER SHIELD was introduced in fiscal year 1997 to test this concept in the maritime approaches to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This region was identified as the second largest gateway, behind the Southwest Border, for drugs entering the United States and provided an emergent opportunity to create an immediate and measurable impact. Operation FRONTIER SHIELD demonstrates the tangible positive impacts of interdiction in Puerto Rico. In 1997, drug related crime was down 37 percent from the year before and the Governor no longer needed the Puerto Rico National Guard to maintain order in the housing areas. On the streets of San Juan cocaine purity went down and street prices rose nearly 36 `percent throughout 1997. A major Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)-US bilateral training program is the quarterly unit exchange between the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and the 3rd Battalion, Jamaica Regiment (National Reserve). Under this exchange program, platoon-sized elements from each unit "trade places" for a four-day period and participate in weapons familiarization and other small unit training. The Puerto Rico Army National Guard, America's unique bicultural force, is comprised of more than 10,000 citizen-soldiers. During FY99, the PRARNG was recognized as one of the most versatile and best prepared state militias of the United States. FY99 began with troops supporting the Island's communities recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Georges. Soldiers were summoned to perform disaster relief operations and engineering support for road clearance and debris removal. The PRARNG also supported communities using their specialized skills. Medical units provided preventive health care, education, and immunizations in low-income neighborhoods. Guard members served drug and law enforcement agencies through its Counter Drug Program, resulting in the confiscation of millions of dollars in illegal drugs. The PRNG is the only organization in the US conducting all three NGB-sponsored youth programs: STARBASE, Youth Conservation Corps, and Challenge. At the international level, the 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment deployed to Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador in support of Hurricane Mitch disaster relief. Aviation units provided helicopter support to Joint Task Force Esteli in Nicaragua as part of the US Southern Command Exercise New Horizons '99. The PRARNG also commenced the State Partnership Program with the Republic of Honduras and today, includes the Dominican Republic. The success of this institution is based on the hard work and dedication of the men and women who volunteer to serve their country and the unconditional support of their families.

Misión: The Puerto Rico National Guard will be the premier organization for the Americas providing ready, relevant units in support of the State and National strategy.

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Sintoniza ahora! Conoce sobre el plan de distribución en PR de las primeras vacunas autorizadas contra el COVID-19.
12/12/2020

Sintoniza ahora! Conoce sobre el plan de distribución en PR de las primeras vacunas autorizadas contra el COVID-19.

The Puerto Rico National Guard congratulates Capt. José A. Ortiz on his recent promotion to the rank of Major. Accompani...
11/12/2020

The Puerto Rico National Guard congratulates Capt. José A. Ortiz on his recent promotion to the rank of Major. Accompanied by his parents, brother, wife, and children, Maj. Ortiz pinned with the new rank in a ceremony at the PRNG Headquarters, Fort Buchanan, Guaynabo, PR, December 10. The Adjutant General of Puerto Rico, Maj. Gen. José J. Reyes swore in his new responsibilities to Maj. Ortiz. Since February 2019 Maj. Ortiz has been the Aide De Camp of the Adjutant General.

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico felicita al Capitán José A. Ortiz por su reciente promoción al rango de Mayor. Acompañado de sus padres, hermano, esposa e hijos, el Mayor Ortiz obtuvo su nuevo rango en una ceremonia en los Cuarteles Generales de la GNPR en el Fuerte Buchanan, Guaynabo, PR, diciembre 10. El Ayudante General de Puerto Rico, General de División José J. Reyes juramentó en sus nuevas responsabilidades al Major Ortiz. El Mayor Ortiz se ha destacado como Ayudante de Campo del Ayudante General desde febrero de 2019.

Maj. Brenda Acosta promoted to the rank of Lt. Col., December 6. In the promotion ceremony at Camp Santiago Joint Traini...
10/12/2020

Maj. Brenda Acosta promoted to the rank of Lt. Col., December 6. In the promotion ceremony at Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Salinas, Puerto Rico and accompanied by her family and friends, Lt. Col. Acosta was sworn in in her new duties by Col. Rubén A. Bermúdez, Commander of the 191st Regional Support Group (RSG). Lt. Col. Acosta is the new S3 of the RSG. (Photos by: Capt. Noelia Roldán)

La Mayor Brenda Acosta promovió al rango de Teniente Coronel, diciembre 6. En una ceremonia de promoción en el Campamento Santiago en Salinas, Puerto Rico y acompañada de familiares y amigos la Teniente Coronel Acosta fue juramentada en sus nuevas responsabilidades por el Coronel Rubén A. Bermúdez, Comandante del 191er Grupo Regional de Apoyo. La Teniente Coronel Acosta es la nueva S3 del RSG. (Fotos por: Capt. Noelia Roldán)

The Puerto Rico National Guard congratulates Juan Rodríguez on his recent promotion to the rank of Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Rod...
10/12/2020

The Puerto Rico National Guard congratulates Juan Rodríguez on his recent promotion to the rank of Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Rodríguez pinned during a ceremony at the PRNG Headquarters at Fort Buchanan, Guaynabo, PR, December 9. Rodríguez was sworn in his new duties by the Assistant Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Narciso Cruz.

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico felicita a Juan Rodríguez por su reciente promoción al rango de Teniente Coronel. El Teniente Coronel Rodríguez obtuvo su nuevo rango en una ceremonia en los Cuarteles Generales de la GNPR en el Fuerte Buchanan, Guaynabo, PR, diciembre 9. El Ayudante General Adjunto, General de Brigada Narciso Cruz juramentó en sus nuevas responsabilidades al Teniente Coronel Rodríguez.

10/12/2020
Puerto Rico National Guard SHARP & SAPR Program

Puerto Rico National Guard SHARP & SAPR Program

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Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico perform COVID-19 tests as part of the Aegis Initiative, a missio...
09/12/2020

Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico perform COVID-19 tests as part of the Aegis Initiative, a mission to check elderly homes for COVID-19 infection. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Hamiel Irizarry)

Master Sgt. Ramón Santiago is the new First Sergeant of the PRNG JFHQ. During the Change of Responsibility ceremony at F...
09/12/2020

Master Sgt. Ramón Santiago is the new First Sergeant of the PRNG JFHQ. During the Change of Responsibility ceremony at Fort Buchanan in Guaynabo, PR, December 6, the outgoing First Sergeant, 1st Sgt. Luis Llopiz passed his responsibilities to the new 1st Sgt. Ramón Santiago. The purpose of the ceremony is to change the position of responsibility between the outgoing and incoming First Sergeants. The unit's First Sergeant is the unit's custodian and guide, and as such is the enlisted senior advisor to the Unit and the commander's senior advisor in all facets of Unit operations. During the activity, Staff Sgt. Maribel Medina and Staff Sgt. Martín Heredia were also promoted to the rank of Sgt. First Class. Present at the ceremony were the Assistant Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Narciso Cruz, the Land Component Commander, Brig. Gen. Miguel Méndez, the Chief of Staff, Col. Samuel Agosto, the State Command Chief Warrant Officer, CW4 Manuel Couverthie and State Command Sgt. Major, Sgt. Major Andrés Ruiz. (Photos by: WO1 Emanuel Medina)

El Sargento Maestre Ramón Santiago es el nuevo Primer Sargento del “JFHQ” de la GNPR. En la ceremonia de Cambio de Responsabilidad en el Fuerte Buchanan en Guaynabo, PR, diciembre 6, el Primer Sargento saliente, 1er Sgto. Luis Llopiz hizo entrega de sus responsabilidades al nuevo 1er Sgto. Ramón Santiago. El propósito de la ceremonia es el cambio de posición de responsabilidad entre los Primeros Sargentos salientes y entrantes. El primer sargento de la unidad es el custodio y guía de la Unidad y, como tal, es el asesor principal alistado en la Unidad y el asesor principal del comandante en todas las facetas de las operaciones de la Unidad. Durante la actividad también fueron promovidos al rango de Sargentos de Primera Clase a los Sargentos de Estado Maribel Medina y Martín Heredia. En la ceremonia estuvieron presentes el Ayudante General Adjunto, General de Brigada Narciso Cruz, el Comandante del Componente Terrestre, General de Brigada Miguel Méndez, el Jefe de Estado, Coronel Samuel Agosto, el Comandante Jefe de Oficiales Técnicos CW4 Manuel Couverthie y el Sgto. Mayor de Comando del Estado, Sargento Mayor Andrés Ruiz. (FRotos por: WO1 Emanuel Medina)

09/12/2020

¡Encendido Navideño del JTF-PR!

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico en apoyo al Departamento de Salud continúa realizando pruebas moleculares #COVID19 a ...
09/12/2020

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico en apoyo al Departamento de Salud continúa realizando pruebas moleculares #COVID19 a personal de primera respuesta de 8:00 am a 1:00 pm en los centros y días indicados. Deben presentar ID o credencial de trabajo.

Soldiers trained in the use of All-Terrain vehicles for Operation Safer Tomorrow, a mission supporting the executive ord...
09/12/2020

Soldiers trained in the use of All-Terrain vehicles for Operation Safer Tomorrow, a mission supporting the executive order 2020-82. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Carlos A. Chabert)

The PRNG continues to perform COVID-19 rapid tests as part of the Aegis Initiative, a mission highly dedicated to checki...
08/12/2020

The PRNG continues to perform COVID-19 rapid tests as part of the Aegis Initiative, a mission highly dedicated to checking on Puerto Rico's senior citizens' health. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Kevin Torres)

The Puerto Rico Army National Guard continues its support to the Department of Health by verifying travelers' informatio...
07/12/2020

The Puerto Rico Army National Guard continues its support to the Department of Health by verifying travelers' information at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Hassani Ribera)

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico en apoyo al Departamento de Salud continúa realizando pruebas moleculares #COVID19 a ...
07/12/2020

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico en apoyo al Departamento de Salud continúa realizando pruebas moleculares #COVID19 a personal de primera respuesta de 8:00 am a 1:00 pm en los centros y días indicados. Deben presentar ID o credencial de trabajo.

The Puerto Rico National Guard provides support at the VOCES Flu Marathon, which vaccinated the populace against influen...
06/12/2020

The Puerto Rico National Guard provides support at the VOCES Flu Marathon, which vaccinated the populace against influenza at Humacao, Puerto Rico, on Dec. 6, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Hamiel Irizarry)

Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico continues to operate during the flu vaccination campaign, to support VOCES and the Depart...
05/12/2020

Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico continues to operate during the flu vaccination campaign, to support VOCES and the Department of Health at the Tomás Dones Coliseum in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Dec. 5, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Kevin Torres)

The Puerto Rico National Guard continues to operate during this year's flu vaccination campaign to support VOCES and the...
04/12/2020

The Puerto Rico National Guard continues to operate during this year's flu vaccination campaign to support VOCES and the Department of Health. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Hamiel Irizarry Martínez and Sgt. Carlos Chabert)

Soldiers and Airmen assigned to Join Task Force-Puerto Rico attend a CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automate...
03/12/2020

Soldiers and Airmen assigned to Join Task Force-Puerto Rico attend a CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator) course at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 30, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Carlos A. Chabert Rodríguez)

Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico in-process Soldiers assigned to the "Safer Tomorrow" mission at Fort Buchanan, Guaynabo, ...
02/12/2020

Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico in-process Soldiers assigned to the "Safer Tomorrow" mission at Fort Buchanan, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Nov. 10, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Kevin Torres)

The PRNG continues to support the fight against COVID-19 by testing the island's first responders at the Luis A. "Wito" ...
02/12/2020

The PRNG continues to support the fight against COVID-19 by testing the island's first responders at the Luis A. "Wito" Santiago Convention Center in Coamo, Puerto Rico, Nov. 9, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Kevin Torres)

The PRNG Child and Youth Program invite you to participate in the Cultivating Teams Christmas Day Camp event on December...
01/12/2020

The PRNG Child and Youth Program invite you to participate in the Cultivating Teams Christmas Day Camp event on December 19, 2020. The activity is for dependents of the National Guard between the ages of 6 to 18 years. During the event, the participants will be made Christmas crafts and will participate in a problem-solving workshop. In the afternoon, there is a visit to the “Hidrorganica” farm. All this while maintaining social distancing, constant use of masks, and recurrent hand washing. Please complete the attached registration form to participate.

El Programa de Jóvenes y Niños de la GNPR invita a participar del evento "Cultivating Teams Christmas Day Camp" el 19 de diciembre de 2020. El mismo es para dependientes de la Guardia Nacional entre las edades de 6 a 18 años. Durante la actividad se confeccionarán manualidades de navidad y se llevarán a cabo talleres de solución de problemas y en la tarde se visitará la finca Hidrorganica. Todo esto manteniendo el distanciamiento social, el uso de mascarillas constante y el lavado de manos recurrente. Para participar deben completar la hoja de inscripción adjunta.

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01/12/2020

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La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico en apoyo al Departamento de Salud continúa realizando pruebas moleculares #COVID19 a ...
01/12/2020

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico en apoyo al Departamento de Salud continúa realizando pruebas moleculares #COVID19 a personal de primera respuesta de 8:00 am a 1:00 pm en los centros y días indicados. Deben presentar ID o credencial de trabajo.

The Puerto Rico National Guard congratulates Wigberto Quiles on his recent promotion to the rank of Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Qu...
30/11/2020

The Puerto Rico National Guard congratulates Wigberto Quiles on his recent promotion to the rank of Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Quiles obtained his new rank in a ceremony at the PRNG Headquarters at Fort Buchanan, Guaynabo, PR, November 25. Quiles, who was accompanied by his wife, his son and his parents, was sworn in his new responsibilities by the Adjutant General of Puerto Rico, Maj. Gen. José J. Reyes.

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico felicita a Wigberto Quiles por su reciente promoción al rango de Teniente Coronel. El Teniente Coronel Quiles obtuvo su nuevo rango en una ceremonia en los Cuarteles Generales de la GNPR en el Fuerte Buchanan, Guaynabo, PR, noviembre 25. Quiles quien estuvo acompañado de su esposa, hijo y padres fue juramentado en sus nuevas responsabilidades por el Ayudante General de Puerto Rico, General de División José J. Reyes.

El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, la Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer e "Inside Out Project" presentan el proyecto fotográfi...
30/11/2020

El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, la Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer e "Inside Out Project" presentan el proyecto fotográfico: “Feminismos en Puerto Rico” en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo en San Juan, Puerto Rico. El proyecto consta de una serie de retratos de mujeres líderes en las comunidades de Puerto Rico, visibilizando la diversidad de identidades, gestiones y oficios que a su vez se unen en una sola voz por los derechos y la paz en Puerto Rico. En reconocimiento, por su dedicación y empeño en las acciones que promueven la paz y la justicia para las mujeres, Mrs. Vanessa Colón Martínez, "JFHQ-State Sexual Assault Response Coordinator", fue invitada a ser parte de esta exposición como parte de las actividades conmemorativas de “El Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer”. La exposición inició el 25 de noviembre.

¡Te esperamos! #pryatetoca #COVID19 #serviflu“es un sistema de servicarro o como le hemos llamado un servi-flu donde las...
30/11/2020

¡Te esperamos! #pryatetoca #COVID19 #serviflu

“es un sistema de servicarro o como le hemos llamado un servi-flu donde las familias vienen en sus autos y en esa primera estación se le toma la temperatura, se le hace una serie de preguntas relacionadas con el COVID-19 y ahí continúan en su auto y van a la segunda estación donde se le llena el formulario de vacunación establecido por el Departamento de Salud, se le vacuna y después pasan a una tercera área donde se le observa de unos 10 a 15 minutos para asegurar que todo ha salido bien”.

-Maj. Gen. Reyes

The Puerto Rico National Guard continues to operate during this year's flu vaccination campaign to support VOCES and the...
29/11/2020

The Puerto Rico National Guard continues to operate during this year's flu vaccination campaign to support VOCES and the Department of Health. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Hamiel Irizarry Martínez)

The Puerto Rico National Guard continues testing the State Elections Commission officials to maintain safety and efficie...
28/11/2020

The Puerto Rico National Guard continues testing the State Elections Commission officials to maintain safety and efficiency during the ballot counting. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jonathan Vázquez García)

More than Screening PassengersU.S. Army National Guard story and photos by Sgt. Hamiel IrizarryJoint Task Force - Puerto...
27/11/2020

More than Screening Passengers

U.S. Army National Guard story and photos by Sgt. Hamiel Irizarry
Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico

Together with The Department of Health, the Puerto Rico National Guard continues with the non-stop mission of screening and performing COVID-19 tests around the island of Puerto Rico. The Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport at Isla Grande PR is not the exception. The PRNG begins their shift at 6:00 a.m., as stated by Sgt. Kaysha Torres, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of this mission's first shift, working hand to hand with Spc. Alan Adorno. They start the shift doing the COVID-19 test to all personnel, and after that, it's essential to do an inventory to make sure they have what is needed for the mission to begin the shift and during the day.
As flights arrive, they receive the passengers, take their temperature, and assist with scanning the QR (Quick Response) code with their mobile devices. Everyone who travels to PR must have the Traveler Declaration, except the PR municipality islands Vieques and Culebra. In case the traveler doesn't pass the screening, has symptoms, or have been in contact with someone else, COVID-19 positive, they'll proceed to move forward to the nursing area and make a COVID-19 rapid test. If the test is negative, the traveler may continue, but if the test results come out as positive, they must perform the molecular test to confirm the results. Related to the COVID-19 test, all passengers may select one of three options in the Traveler Declaration Form: either they already have a current test result, they will get the test done in the next 72 hours, or they will quarantine for the next 14 days.
The Department of Health put a digital platform established by the Center for Disease Control, known as SARA Alert. The passengers' information is instantly sent to this platform and Puerto Rico's Department of Health; they are the ones who do the follow-up or investigation on the passengers as needed.
Sgt. Torres not only supervises these tasks, but the welfare of her troops is also of utmost importance. "Additionally, one of my main missions is to make sure my team is safe, make sure they wash their hands, use gloves and change them constantly, use the mask and face shields correctly, disinfect all equipment as necessary and do an appropriate use of their personal protective equipment (PPE)," she also stated.

27/11/2020
Ponce se vacuna contra la Influenza

La Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico continúa su apoyo a la Coalición de VOCES y al Departamento de Salud. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Spc. Hassani Ribera)

The PRNG Facility Construction Management Office (CFMO) inaugurated its new facilities in Bldg. 552, Joint Force Headqua...
27/11/2020

The PRNG Facility Construction Management Office (CFMO) inaugurated its new facilities in Bldg. 552, Joint Force Headquarters, at Fort Buchanan, Guaynabo, PR, November 24. The ribbon-cutting was made by the Assistant Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Narciso Cruz and Col. Carlos Caez from the CFMO.

La Oficina de Administración de Construcción de Facilidades (CFMO por sus siglas en inglés) de la GNPR inauguró sus nuevas facilidades en el Edificio 552, Cuarteles Generales de Fuerza Conjunta, en el Fuerte Buchanan, Guaynabo, PR, noviembre 24. El corte de cinta estuvo a cargo del Ayudante General Adjunto, General de Brigada Narciso Cruz y del Coronel Carlos Caez del “CFMO”.

The Puerto Rico National Guard continues to operate during the vaccination campaign to support VOCES and the Department ...
26/11/2020

The Puerto Rico National Guard continues to operate during the vaccination campaign to support VOCES and the Department of Health. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Kevin Torres)

Soldiers and Airmen of Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico took part in the Thanksgiving festivities to improve morale and sh...
26/11/2020

Soldiers and Airmen of Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico took part in the Thanksgiving festivities to improve morale and share some joy with their leaders and peers. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Hamiel Irizarry and Spc. Hassani Ribera)

During this year’s Thanksgiving Day, Puerto Rico Guardsmen part from their families to continue their non-stop commitmen...
26/11/2020

During this year’s Thanksgiving Day, Puerto Rico Guardsmen part from their families to continue their non-stop commitment to every citizen's safety and health on the island. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Staff Sgt. Marimar Rivera Medina)

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Guaynabo
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¡Felicitaciones a la Guardia Nacional de Guaynabo en su eficiente operativo administrando las pruebas del covid19 a los empleados públicos en el Parque Recreativo Manuel Jiménez!💪💪🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷👩🏽‍🚀👩🏽‍🚀👩🏽‍🚀
I am asking something preposterous! I am asking the National Guard of Puerto Rico To do me a Big FAVOR! I KNOW MILITARY, But Listen Aurea Torres Of Calle 7 E5 in Luquillo lives in a residence that most describes EL MORRO! I Call it El Morro de Segunda! Anyways This Lady has helped numerous KIDS! and Families! She goes by Madgie most of the time! But my point is if the real Puerto Ricans like I know them are out there,, Can we help show support to a lady that has been so selfless in helping families in Need! She has a tough road! Diabetes, Two Heart surgeries! And Now she can barely get out of her house! I am SSG Chase from retirement! Please! Send A few Soldiers to Help Secure EL MORRO DE SEGUNDA! And Let her know that the kids and families that she took care of MEANS Something! I Love Her she's my Mother in Law! ¡Estoy pidiendo algo absurdo! ¡Le pido a la Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico que me haga un gran FAVOR! SÉ MILITAR, Pero Escucha Aurea Torres De Calle 7 E5 en Luquillo vive en una residencia que más describe EL MORRO! ¡Lo llamo El Morro de Segunda! De todos modos Esta Señora ha ayudado a numerosos niños! y las familias! ¡Ella pasa por Madgie la mayor parte del tiempo! Pero mi punto es si los verdaderos puertorriqueños como yo sé que están ahí fuera,, ¿Podemos ayudar a mostrar apoyo a una dama que ha sido tan desinteresada en ayudar a las familias en Need! ¡Tiene un camino difícil! Diabetes, ¡Dos cirugías cardíacas! ¡Y ahora apenas puede salir de su casa! ¡Soy SSG Chase de la jubilación! ¡Por favor! ¡Envía a algunos soldados para ayudar a asegurar EL MORRO DE SEGUNDA! Y hágale saber que los niños y las familias que ella se ocupó de SIGNIFICA ALGO! ¡La amo, es mi Madre en derecho!
Can you speak smartly to this? Would not PR have the same travel restrictions as the rest of the US? Or say could a person come from Europe or South America and quarantine there then proceed to the mainland? From Kayak Puerto Rico Puerto Rico has not implemented any entry restrictions, but all incoming commercial flights are being diverted to San Juan Airport (SJU), and all arriving travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, regardless of symptoms. The Puerto Rico National Guard has been activated to assist with enhanced health screenings of all passengers upon arrival into SJU, which consists of a brief verbal screening or temperature check via thermographic cameras. San Juan Bay is currently closed for cruise ship vessels.
Happy #InternationalDayofFamilies! The Census understands households can be complex. When you respond to the #2020Census, remember to count any children living in your home, any other close or extended family members, and also partners, siblings, grandparents, and cousins. Respond today at 2020census.gov to be counted once, only once, and in the right place. #AmericaCounts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXZAe8XYeNQ ¡Feliz día internacional de la familia! El Censo entiende que los hogares pueden ser complejos. Cuando usted responde al #Censo2020, recuerde que debe contar a todos los niños viviendo en su casa, a cualquier otro miembro de su familia, al igual que a su pareja, hijos, nietos y primos. Responda hoy en el 2020census.gov/es para que usted sea contado una vez, solo una vez y en el lugar correcto. #DaleFormaATuFuturo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im5QXKojCYA
Israel are khazars, cousins of the Russian tzars, all the royal families related, coranated by the churches. Bout to kill everyone with robots, if you ain't chipped. Why you think the need 5G and 6G? To control robots. 21 trillion missing from the pentagon. Israel in control of American defense computers. Israel just chipped all their kids. 9-11 The gulf war lie Covid lock down Russian election interference Israeli election interference Hillary 54 murders American military protecting poppy fields so they can import heroin to keep poor people busy. And keep the 1700 prisons in 1700 counties full, by which they control the state and federal elections. Who all vote for the war on drugs. As 800 counties of military based tax economies vote for the war on terror Drugs and terror perpetuated by the CIA/MOSSAD. While politicians cut all taxes on corporations and the rich so they can build robots to kill you idiots. You chipped? Receive the mark of the beast? Well, Atlantis was America. And in this war with babylon forever. Looks like babylon is gonna finally win. They gonna kill all you, take America, and then kill everyone else. Fake as khazar jews, Russian tzars, royal famies and churches. Who killed the real jews, destroyed the father to son genealogy of Abraham, to prevent the coming of the messiah. Were at the end now.
HOPE YOU CAN HELP. On the radio NotiUno 630 there called a man saying that he lives in a senior living facility. Calle Costa Rica in Hato Rey. He lives in the 13th floor and since the quake he has not been able to get out. The generator of the building is broken and he needs a walker to get around. There is no light or water his food spoiled and he's diabetic. Is there any way you all can help the residents there with basic supplies?? Thank you for your time. Stella Rodriguez
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Today is my birtday, i am corey dickpus junior a.k.a hogun, im the big fat fans of the U.S forces, i want to join them to serve the country.
God bless all of these military guards.
My wife is thinking of joining and wondering what kind of full-time jobs she could look at?
Gracias FIGNA por el trato menos humano de un veterano con discharge Honorable y establecer que un documento de veterano no tiene nada que ver con ustedes y negarse a dar informacion por escrito la razon de denegar un id de compras dentro de un terreno militar. Gracias Hermanos!