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Recent Video

New UPARS New UPARS
Citizen-Soldiers from various units of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard are trained by members of the 113th MPAD (Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) as UPARs (Unit...
Creating Citizens Creating Citizens
Young men and women from several juvenile institutions of the Correctional and Rehabilitation Department arrive at Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center for...
Always Ready Always Ready
Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen of several states work at the Rubble Pile at Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center, in Salinas, Puerto Rico. This exercise is part...
Support Grows among Neighbors Support Grows among Neighbors
Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen of Nebraska and Washington's CBRNE Enhanced Force Package, better known as CERF-P and Civil Support Team, respectively work alongside...
Guard Teams up With Emergency Management Guard Teams up With Emergency Management
Citizen-soldiers from various states alongside Puerto Rico first responders held an emergency management display on the pier in ponce, Puerto Rico on march 18, 2015....
Troops arrive for Operation Borinqueneer Response Troops arrive for Operation Borinqueneer Response
From March 16th through the 20th, the Island of Puerto Rico will be the scenario of Operation Borinqueneer Response. This is an exercise between the Puerto Rico...


Recent Greetings

Sgt. Corey Heikilla Sgt. Corey Heikilla
Sgt. Corey Heikilla from the 983rd Engineer Company out of Monclova, Ohio send a shout out to his family back home during Beyond the Horizon 2014 from Barahona,...
Spc. Terry Spc. Terry
Spc. Terry from the 983rd Engineer Company out of Monclova, Ohio sends a shout out to his family back home during Beyond the Horizon 2014 from Barahona, Dominican...
Maj. Luke Hill Maj. Luke Hill
Maj. Luke Hill, from Plain City, Ohio, a member of the 322nd Engineer Detachment participating in Task Force Larimar, Beyond the Horizon 2014, in the Dominican...
Air Force Maj. Troy Poorman Air Force Maj. Troy Poorman
Air Force Maj. Troy Poorman, from Woodlawn, Ill., participating in Task Force Larimar, Beyond the Horizon 2014, in the Dominican Republic, sends a greeting for...
Sgt. Maj. Daryll A. Sears Sgt. Maj. Daryll A. Sears
Sgt. Maj. Daryll A. Sears, from Frametown, W.V., participating in Task Force Larimar, Beyond the Horizon 2014, in the Dominican Republic, sends a greeting for...
Colombian Army Teniente Colonel Jose Gomez (in Spanish) Colombian Army Teniente Colonel Jose Gomez (in Spanish)
Teniente Colonel Jose Gomez, of the Colombian army, participating in Task Force Larimar, Beyond the Horizon 2014, in the Dominican Republic, sends a shoutout in Spanish.


Recent News Stories

Soldiers get UPAR training Soldiers get UPAR training
Citizen Soldiers of 101st Troop Command, Puerto Rico National Guard, participate in Unit Public Affairs Representatives training, also known as UPAR training, May, 25...
Fuerzas Comando 2014; One Champion but all winners Fuerzas Comando 2014; One Champion but all winners
After a week of intense heat and extreme competition, Fuerzas Comando, the U.S. Southern Command-sponsored special operations skills competition, came to an end with...
Aiding Beyond the Horizon Aiding Beyond the Horizon
“I hope the aid never ends,” said Arquímides Ferreras, a resident of Barahona, Dominican Republic, and English professor at the Catholic Technical University of...
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...
437th Ground Ambulance Supporting 'BTH 2014'
The 437th Ground Ambulance Company from Southern California was recently supporting the Beyond the Horizon 2014 humanitarian exercise in Barahona, Dominican Republic,...
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...



Soldiers get UPAR training


Story by Staff Sgt. Wilma Orozco Fanfan

Welcoming of Troops AT 2015 CAMP SANTIAGO JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, SALINAS, Puerto Rico - Citizen Soldiers of 101st Troop Command, Puerto Rico National Guard, participate in Unit Public Affairs Representatives training, also known as UPAR training, May, 25 during annual training 2015.

The UPAR trainees received on hand training on Public Affairs policies and procedures by Non Commissioned Officers of the 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Puerto Rico National Guard.

“The training on public affairs was offered with the intention to gain additional support and resources dedicated to the public affairs mission within the units”, said Sgt. Julio Saunders, Public Affairs NCO, of the 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, in charge of the training.

According to Saunders, recording the history of the U. S. Armed Forces as well as keeping military personnel and the public informed of the military’s activities is part of the functions of a public affairs specialists.

During the four-hour training, the participants were briefed on public affairs functions and on photojournalism, social media and broadcasting techniques.

“I have learned a lot about public affairs today. I’m excited about telling the story of the Soldiers of our unit”, said Spc. Elvin Diaz, member of the PRNG 1014th Engineer Company of the 130th Engineer Battalion.

“Sharing the Army’s story with our communities and our Soldiers families has become most significant for the morale and welfare of our Troops. To have these Soldiers interested in participating in this aspect of our mission is simply outstanding”, said Saunders.

According to Saunders, the training was conducted as planned and further training will be offered to the UPARs during annual training as needed.

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Welcoming of Troops AT 2015

Recent Photos

Soldiers get UPAR training Soldiers get UPAR training
Non Commissioned Officers with the 113th Mobil Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Troop Command, Puerto Rico National Guard, conduct a Unit Public Affairs...
First responders participate in Borinqueneer Response exercise First responders participate in Borinqueneer Response...
Military and civilian emergency responders partnered to participate in a series of training exercises as part of Operation Borinqueneer Response, March, 18 in Ponce,...
Nebraska, Washington, Puerto Rico National Guard joint efforts alongside local agencies Nebraska, Washington, Puerto Rico National Guard joint...
Accompanied by two agents of the Puerto Rico Police Department, a member of the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Team tries to explain the situation to disoriented...
22nd WMDCST - Operation Borinqueneer Response 22nd WMDCST - Operation Borinqueneer Response
Members of the 22nd Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team, of the Puerto Rico National Guard participate in Operation Borinqueneer Response, March 17. The...
Responding to emergencies Responding to emergencies
Members of the Puerto Rico National Guard Civil Support Team, Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force-Package, Vermont...
Operation Borinqueneer Response Operation Borinqueneer Response
Members of the 22nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, Puerto Rico National Guard and state agencies participate in Operation Borinqueneer Response,...


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Welcoming of Troops AT 2015

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.