by Tech Sgt. Efrain Sanchez
156th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
12/18/2015 - CAROLINA, Puerto Rico -- The
156th Airlift Wing provided logistical and maintenance support to the
Navy at Puerto Rico Air National Guard Base Muñiz, Dec 5 thru 11.
Two C-2 cargo planes flew in from the USS George Washington Aircraft
Carrier to drop off navy personnel, and pick up pre-ordered supplies and
equipment for the vessel.
The Transportation and Management Office within the156th Logistics
Readiness Squadron arranged the unloading, and staging of equipment and
supplies as the aircraft arrived on base from the aircraft carrier. The
TMO team also assisted the Navy crew in preparation of documentation for
Air Transportation Unit Superintendent Chief Master Sgt. Harry Capó said
his team allocated a clear clean working space, and an area for the air
crew members to meet and review their flight plans and manifest
"We supported them with forklifts to move their cargo," said Capó. "Also
we gave them access to the ramp for aircraft maintenance and the156th
Security Forces provided around the clock surveillance of the C-2 planes
on the flight line."
During their week stay, Senior Master Sgt. Julie Figueroa, Flight
Services manager, 156th Operations Support Squadron, coordinated the
ramp space and fueling of the aircrafts.
"The ground support provided by the wing went smoothly without any
irregularities," said Figueroa. "I have not received any concerns from
the Navy and that is a positive sign that we are tracking."
Lt. Desmond Fournier, VRC-30 Detachment 2, Fleet Logistics Support
Squadron, U.S. Navy Public Affairs officer said the Navy aircrafts
provide logistical support for the USS George Washington by moving
needed equipment parts and supplies not readily available on ship.
"The parts are ordered and received here on Muñiz," said Fournier. "We
are the connecting link that transports the parts to the ship."
"The reason for our visit is to set up a short term forward logistics
site for several days for our needed supplies, cargo and transport of
personnel," he said.
"The mission is to provide logistical support for the vessel's journey
from San Diego, California to South America and ending on its last leg
in Norfolk, Virginia."
The 156th Airlift Wing is always on mission and vigilant ready to give
support to its Navy counterparts with essential logistical operations.