FBI San Juan
Supervisory Special Agent Luis A. Rivera-Santana
(787) 759-1550
February 28, 2019

FBI Recognizes Puerto Rico Air National Guard Members

SAN JUAN, PR—On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office SAC Douglas A. Leff recognized members of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard (PRANG) for their support during significant operational deployments in Puerto Rico.

The FBI San Juan Field Office conducted multiple large scale arrest operations targeting drug trafficking organizations linked to violent gang activities, directly affecting the community. The deployed FBI personnel consisted of personnel from FBI Headquarters, several FBI field offices, and FBI’s elite Tactical Units. The PRANG was essential in supporting the movement of tactical cargo, including air fleet and ground specialty vehicles.

Forty-four service members of the PRANG 156th Airlift Wing and Army were recognized by the FBI San Juan Field Office for their support during the deployments. The support of these service members were essential to the operations’ success.

The 156th Airlift Wing Commander Colonel Raymond Figueroa, Jr. and Vice Commander Colonel Humberto Pabon, Jr. hosted the ceremony at their installation. The certificates were handed over to the men and women of the 156th Airlift Wing by SAC Leff and ASAC Angel Catalan. During the ceremony, SAC Leff stated “the PRANG’s actions had a positive impact on the community, and ensured the safety of all the personnel involved, for which the FBI is grateful.”

Puerto Rico Air National Guard

156th Airlift Wing Commander Colonel Raymond Figueroa, Jr., Vice Commander Colonel Humberto Pabon, Jr., SAC Douglas Leff and ASAC Angel Catalan during PRANG/FBI recognition ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 24, 2019.