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More Airmen from 148th Helping in Puerto Rico

December 05, 2017 07:13 AM

When you're rebuilding a country, a hot meal can go a long way. That's what airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth and the 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul are doing, by utilizing the Air National Guard's disaster relief mobile kitchen trailer.

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Senior Master Sgt. Melanie Kuklis, who is in charge of the Minnesota troops, said, "Crews have put out 20,000 meals since it's been here."

On their off hours, the airmen are heading out into the more remote areas of Puerto Rico, to deliver supplies they bought themselves.

Airman 1st Class Taylor Dagger said, "Seeing their faces light up when we bring water and food...I just got shivers thinking about it. It's amazing." 

Traveling is a little tricky, since the power outages have knocked out so many traffic lights. "When you drive around, it's kind of a free for all. You  have to make your way through traffic," explained Tech Sgt. Kevin Jackson. Still, when you get where you're going, it's so worth it. "It's really nice to be here. People make you feel like you want to stay."


 


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