Local Air National Guard members head to Puerto Rico

PEORIA, Ill. - 15 local Air National Guard members of Peoria's 182nd Airlift Wing are headed to offer their help to the people of Puerto Rico.

The crew will provide security at the airfield to make sure food and supplies get to their destination safely.

Because of Puerto Rico's current condition, they're prepared to live in a tent and are bringing 14 days worth of food and water supplies with them.

All of the guardsmen volunteered to go on this mission and say they're happy they are able to offer help to victims.

"I'm really excited to be there and to be able to help that it's my first humanitarian mission that fact that we're gonna help our own people and help 'em go back to daily living is really exciting to me." Ashley Sison says.

The crew is not sure how long they'll stay in Puerto Rico. Two C-13- aircraft crews also left yesterday to deliver items to Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

 


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