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Recent Video

Active Shooter Exercise Active Shooter Exercise
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 an Active Shooter Exercise took place at the Puerto Rico National Guard's Headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Multiple state and...
The Women of the REDHORSE The Women of the REDHORSE
Airmen from the 210th REDHORSE Squadron from the New Mexico Air National Guard, together with Airmen from the 200th REDHORSE Squadron from the Ohio Air National Guard...
Engineers Visit the Future Engineers Visit the Future
Engineers from Task Force Larimar, Beyond the Horizon 2014 visit a site from 2006 and receive praise and thanks from locals. Also available in high definition
Hard Work Taking Care of Others Hard Work Taking Care of Others
The medics of the U.S. Army Reserve's 437th Medical Command Ground Ambulance make sure Soldiers and Airmen working at the construction site in Palo Alto, Barahona,...
Always Ready to Fly Beyond the Horizon Always Ready to Fly Beyond the Horizon
Service members of Joint Task Force Larimar, for the humanitarian mission Beyond the Horizon 2014 in Barahona, Dominican Republic, participate in a surprise MEDEVAC...
Puerto Rican Soldiers Train Along with Special Forces Puerto Rican Soldiers Train Along with Special Forces
Citizen-Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry, Puerto Rico Army National Guard, trained alongside with Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special...


Recent Greetings

Chief Master Sgt. Christ Chief Master Sgt. Christ
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Chief Master Sgt. Gallucci Chief Master Sgt. Gallucci
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Staff Sgts. Silvis and Schmiedlin Staff Sgts. Silvis and Schmiedlin
Send a shoutout to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Maj. Jorge Medina Maj. Jorge Medina
Maj. Jorge Medina sends a greeting to Puerto Rico from Baghdad, Iraq for Father's Day 2008
1st Sgt. Tim Butler 1st Sgt. Tim Butler
1st Sgt. Tim Butler sends a greeting to Greenville, Texas from Baghdad, Iraq for Father's Day 2008
Sgt. Mariol Ruiz Sgt. Mariol Ruiz
Sgt. Mariol Ruiz sends a greeting to Puerto Rico from Baghdad, Iraq for Father's Day 2008


Recent News Stories

April’s drill, not for fools April’s drill, not for fools
Citizen-Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry, Puerto Rico Army National Guard, trained along with Special Forces Soldiers assigned to Company A, 2nd...
Puerto Rico and State Partnership Program Partner...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - In an effort to continue strengthen an already strong relationship, Citizen-Soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard and 30...
Puerto Rico National Guard CERF-P Welcomes Dominican Republic Officers During SPP Visit Puerto Rico National Guard CERF-P Welcomes Dominican...
As part of the State Partnership Program officers of the Dominican Republic Armed Forces visited the Puerto Rico National Guard Emergency Respond Team, known as...
Ties of collaboration with Hondurans Ties of collaboration with Hondurans
Natural disasters are part of the world’s environment, some are predictable while others are not. Living in a country prone to receive unwelcomed natural disasters...
Wounded Warriors not forgotten Wounded Warriors not forgotten
Citizen-soldiers of the Puerto Rico National Guard (PRNG) assigned to Warrior Transition Units at Fort Gordon, Ga., and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received a visit from...
An unexpected gift An unexpected gift
The Puerto Rico National Guard received an unexpected gift from an unexpected source.



April’s drill, not for fools


Story by Sgt. Wilma Orozco

April’s drill, not for fools CAMP SANTIAGO JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, SALINAS, Puerto Rico- Citizen-Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry, Puerto Rico Army National Guard, trained along with Special Forces Soldiers assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, at Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center, from April 2 to 6, Salinas, Puerto Rico.

According to Maj. Eduardo Toro, battalion commander for the 296th, this is a historical event and a unique opportunity for the Citizen-Soldiers of the Puerto Rico National Guard.

“The training covered from marksmanship training in day and night scenarios, to advanced room clearing techniques,” said Toro.

The tactical knowledge and hands on experience that the Special Forces have provide an opportunity for growth and improvement to the approximately 350 soldiers from four of the units that participated in the event, said Toro.

As this kind of training benefit the Soldiers of the PRNG, it also helps the Soldiers of the Co. A, 2/20 SFG by honing their Spanish language skills.

“These Special Forces operatives get a chance to have a place where they can come and basically do what they do in other countries,” said 101st Troop Command’s, Command Sgt. Maj. Manuel Almanza. “In this case the Special Forces come in and train the Citizen-Soldiers of Puerto Rico at a different level of infantry tactics that they don’t get to do very often.”

The opportunity offered the Special Forces elements who participated and whose area of operations is mainly Latin America, a chance to practice the Spanish language, said Toro.

According to Toro, the development of a rapidly deployable, diverse and unique force is the goal of today’s military. These types of events and exchanges with Special Forces also provide an opportunity for the leadership to consider their standards of operations and adopt the applicable standards to the federal missions that the Citizen-Soldiers are exposed to.

Events such as this one boost the morale of the troops, increase the level of enthusiasm of the Soldiers and support retention strategies, said Almanza.

“Soldiers are going to be excited to do this type of training as it gives them an opportunity to do things that they typically don’t do. It is going to be good for retention, as Soldiers would want to continue to train and serve at the Puerto Rico National Guard,” said Almanza.

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Recent Photos

Beyond the Horizon starts Beyond the Horizon starts
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As part of the State Partnership Program, members from a Dominican Republic military delegation demonstrated interest for search and rescue techniques employed by the...
April’s drill, not for fools April’s drill, not for fools
Citizen-Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry, Puerto Rico Army National Guard, trained along with Special Forces assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 20th...
Helping Each Other for a Common Goal Helping Each Other for a Common Goal
Staff Sgt. Habib Massari, a member of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry, explains how inspections are conducted in Puerto Rico and...
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visits Puerto Rico for dam inauguration Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visits...
The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Hon. Jo-Ellen Darcy, attended the inauguration ceremony of the Portugues Dam in Ponce, Puerto Rico Feb. 5. Here,...
PRNG's Landing Craft citizen-soldiers welcome Vieques preschoolers PRNG's Landing Craft citizen-soldiers welcome Vieques...
Citizen-soldiers from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard Landing Craft Detachment welcomed preschoolers from Centro Infantil Milivy at their vessel Jan. 23, 2014, at...


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Recent Publications

Presente - 05.31.2013
Presente - 05.31.2013
Puerto Rico National Guard's Magazine.
Presente - 01.03.2013
Presente - 01.03.2013
Puerto Rico National Guard's publication.
Presente - 01.01.2012
Presente - 01.01.2012
This Presente edition highlights the Presidential visit to Puerto Rico and other interesting and relevant stories about the Puerto Rico National Guard.
Presente - 06.16.2011
Presente - 06.16.2011
This issue includes a PRARNG Aviation joint operation with the USMC to give colonial history a lift, a holiday visit to our troops at JTF GTMO, a special interview with...
Presente - 07.28.2010
Presente - 07.28.2010
State funded, pilot juvenile offender rehabilitation and academic program (CREANDO) sponsored by the PRNG, 65th Inf. returns from Horn of Africa, Youth ChalleNGe Cadets...
Presente - 04.01.2010
Presente - 04.01.2010
Caribbean Petroleum Company explosion and subsequent fire. PRARNG # 2 for DOA's Connelly Award. OPN Shared Security. PRNG first in Haiti to aid in relief effort.