- Associated Press - Monday, September 25, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa National Guard is sending 24 security troops to help civilian law enforcement in Puerto Rico as the island recovers from the blows of Hurricane Maria.

Col. Greg Hapgood says 16 members of the 132nd Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard will join eight members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing on a KC-135R Stratotanker being flown Monday from Sioux City to Des Moines. Hapgood says that because there’s no power for runway lights in Puerto Rico, the airmen will remain in Iowa on Monday night before heading to Puerto Rico on Tuesday.

Hapgood says the Air Guardsmen will be in Puerto Rico for an indeterminate period.

AOC blames racism for lack of 'police in riot gear' at Virginia gun-rights rally
David Hogg mocks, insults Virginia gun-rights rallygoers: 'Put down the gun and pick up a book'
Trump asks nation to pray over his impeachment, says he's done nothing wrong

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide