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Puerto Rico Wing Gets New Office at Air National Guard Base

Officials with the Puerto Rico Air National Guard held a ceremony earlier this month to formally open a new office for Civil Air Patrol’s Puerto Rico Wing at Muñiz Air National Guard Base.

Col. Edward L. Vaughan, 156th Airlift Wing commander, presided over the May 2 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the office. He was joined by Col. Carlos Fernandez, Puerto Rico Wing commander; Lt. Col. Carlos Muñoz, the CAP wing's government relations adviser; and Juan Rodriguez, wing administrator.

Air Force and CAP officials said the new office, located inside 156th Airlift Wing headquarters, will reinforce the partnership between the Puerto Rico Air National Guard and the Puerto Rico Wing as members of the U.S. Air Force’s Total Force.

"What started as an idea just a few months ago now has become a reality, having the wing commanders of two components of the Total Force working together across the hall from each other," Fernandez said. "We are excited and grateful to be on base as this will further enhance carrying out our missions."