Alaska squadron trains in Puerto Rico

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Air National Guard members are in Puerto Rico for a two-week training deployment.

The 45 members of the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron are honing a variety of technical specialties in infrastructure projects and repair jobs at the Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen.

Officials say the guard members are practicing their skills and training new members while helping the Coast Guard with needed improvements.

The unit flew to the U.S. territory over the weekend and began their assignment on Monday.

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