This is a wonderful duty station with so much to offer everyone. There are many places on this island just waiting to be explored. The family atmosphere on base is a great place to return after your adventures. We know that some of the changes can be overwhelming at first, so do not hesitate to ask anyone that’s been here for a while for a little help.
Puerto Rico is not the United States. Though Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, it is a country all its own, with its own flavor and way of doing things. Appreciating differences and enjoying the new experiences is a great way to spend your time on La Isla del Encanto, or the Island of Enchantment. Just as in many Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico has adopted a laid-back, tranquilo culture, with a very relaxing lifestyle. Family, friends, and enjoying life are priorities here. Some customs and traditions will be different, but many are the same. Enjoy and embrace the island and it will surely love you back.
This insider’s Guide is a community effort, from CG members and spouses, and the surrounding community members, and is ever improving from year to year with information to help welcome you to your new home for the next few years.
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The Air Station utilizes The Coast Guard Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (CGPAAS). Users should ensure both DA personal data and CGPAAS personal data are the same. CGPAAS notifications may be sent via email and/or text message so it behooves you to have current and identical contact info on both DA and CGPAAS.
There are many restaurants, activities and other information on Facebook. “Like” pages or become part of community page to have up to date info on events and activities. Facebook is a great way to get connected with your new community and see what’s out there.
La Isla Reader is a local magazine available at many restaurants and surf shops for free. This magazine has great up to date information on local events, restaurants, and activities in both English and Spanish.