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Welcome to Sector San Juan!

If you are visiting our web site because you have just received orders to Sector San Juan, then congratulations!  The eastern Caribbean is a remarkable place to be stationed, and I trust you will find your assignment to be filled with adventures and opportunities unlike anywhere else in the Coast Guard.  If you are headed to Puerto Rico, you will soon experience a warm and spirited culture that is rich in tradition and history. For those headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands, your journey is bound to be equally adventurous and rewarding. 

Our web site is designed to make your transition to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as smooth as possible.  You will find information and links covering topics ranging from moving your household goods to recreational activities throughout the Caribbean.  Be sure to check out links for information about housing options, medical care, educational opportunities, as well as Fort Buchanan - the local Army installation with a commissary, exchange, DOD schools and other support services. 

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please ask your sponsor, or any member of the command.  Additional phone numbers can be found at the “Contact Info” link.  We truly want to make your transfer experience as smooth as possible!

Safe travels, and I look forward to meeting you when you arrive.

Captain Robert W. Warren, USCG
Commander, Sector San Juan


Puerto Rico General Facts

Puerto Rico is around 1,000 miles southeast of Miami (About 3hrs by Plane).  The island is about 100 miles x 35 miles and is roughly the size of Connecticut.  The climate is tropical and humid with daily highs in the 80's and nightly lows in the 70's. 
Puerto Rico has approximately 4 million residents with around 2.5 million   living in the San Juan metro area.  The currency is the U.S. dollar  and Puerto Rico is on the Atlantic Time Zone.  The telephone code for Puerto Rico is (787) and you would dial this code just like calling state to state.  The U.S. postage service rates are the same as those in the mainland U.S.  All the major express delivery providers like FEDEX and UPS also delivery to Puerto Rico.  Spanish and English are the official languages of Puerto Rico.

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