Grand Forks AFB Airmen assist in hurricane relief

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Tech. Sgt. Ruben Zamora, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron cargo movement section chief, left, and U. S. Army Master Sgt. Scott Bull, 139th Brigade Support Battalion operations NCO-in-charge, direct a forklift Sept. 30, 2017, on Grand Forks AFB, N.D. The 319 LRS handled cargo for the South Dakota Army National Guard before they deployed to assist in the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Sparks)

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Grand Forks Air Force Base Airmen and members of the South Dakota Army National Guard discuss their plan of action Sept. 30, 2017, on Grand Forks AFB, N.D. The Airmen and Soldiers worked together to prepare cargo before the members of the South Dakota Army National Guard deployed in support of the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Sparks)

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Airmen with the 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron lift a scale Sept. 30, 2017, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The 319 LRS handled cargo for the South Dakota Army National Guard before they deployed to assist in the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Sparks)

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Spc. Jorge Morales, 139th Brigade Support Battalion water treatment specialist, waves the Puerto Rican flag from his window Sept. 30, 2017, on Grand Forks AFB, N.D. Morales was born and raised in Puerto Rico and was part of a South Dakota Army National Guard unit deploying to his homeland to assist in the hurricane relief effort. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Sparks)

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Tech. Sgt. Edwin Johnson, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron cargo movements NCO-in-charge, spots a vehicle Sept. 30, 2017, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Members of the South Dakota Army National Guard drove to Grand Forks AFB and were assisted by the 319 LRS before deploying to Puerto Rico in support of the hurricane relief effort. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Sparks)

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --

Airmen here prepared to deploy supplies to Puerto Rico in support of the Hurricane Maria relief efforts Sept. 30, 2017.

Members of the 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron weighed, manifested and loaded cargo for members of the South Dakota Army National Guard, who are deploying to Puerto Rico.

Col. Michal Holliday, 319th Mission Support Group commander, understands the importance of providing support at a moment’s notice.

“We are proud to assist in the hurricane relief efforts by providing support to the South Dakota Army National Guard,” said Holliday.

The SD ANG members will use Grand Forks AFB facilities before they depart on their support mission. Maj. Lewis Benton, 319 LRS commander, pointed out the importance of assisting our fellow brothers and sisters in arms.

“We are all part of the same team and we must constantly work together to complete the mission,” said Benton. “We are proud our razor-sharp Airmen are able to deliver premiere global logistics to anywhere in the world.”