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Sky Avenger 2018 Texas, Nebraska ANG participate in international exercise
Airmen from Texas and Nebraska deployed with fighter and tanker aircraft and various other support equipment to participate in the bi-national air exercise Sky Avenger, held June 18 through 28. The exercise is part of a long-term partnership with members of the Czech air force and Texas and Nebraska Air National Guard members. This unique
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2018
Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard Director, visits with airmen DANG, command chief visits 149th Fighter Wing
Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard Director, visited the 149th Fighter Wing May 19, 2018, to tour the facilities and interact with its members.
0 5/20
2018
Group photo Texas ANG member, Rockport police officer looks back on lessons learned from Harvey
By Tech. Sgt. Mindy Bloem149th Fighter Wing Public AffairsIt’s been several months since Hurricane Harvey devastated Texans residing in the Rockport region. A local police officer there, Nathan Ward, is now reflecting on the days leading up to the hurricane and how his training in the National Guard made a noticeable impact on his first responder
0 2/08
2018
Lt. Col. Bryan Carlson, an F-16 Fighting Falcon instructor pilot assigned to the Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing, poses with his 2017 High Flyer of the Year award (for F-16 pilots) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Kelly Field Annex, Texas, Nov. 30, 2017.(Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mindy Bloem) Instructor pilot wins ‘High Flyer’ award
An F-16 Fighting Falcon instructor pilot assigned to the Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing talks about how it feels to win a prestigious flying award.
0 12/07
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Orlando Duarte, an aerospace propulsion mechanic with the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, pulls a weighted sled during the 2017 Texas Military Department’s Best Warrior Competition, March 4, 2017, Camp Swift, Bastrop, Texas. The sled pull was an obstacle that was a part of the mystery event at the BWC. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman De’Jon Williams) TXANG Guardsman finds success despite challenges
Members from the Texas Air and Army National Guard, Chile and the Czech Republic competed in a series of events March 2-4 to determine who would be among the year’s top contenders of the 2017 Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition.
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2017
Command Chief Master Sgt. George Longoria holds an American flag during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Feb. 25, 2017. Longoria retires after 35 years of service with the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric L. Wilson) 149 FW Command Chief retires
The command chief master sergeant of the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard was ceremoniously retired after 35 years of military service at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Feb. 25, 2017.
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2017
Maj. Eric Hoopes, commander of the 149th Fighter Wing’s Detachment 1, Texas Air National Guard, counts out compressions during a basic life support class at the 149th Medical Group, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 30, 2016. Hoopes was instrumental in saving the life of a child who had nearly drowned to death at a local area pool. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mindy Bloem) TXANG member helps revive little boy
The lifeless little body lay on a hot pool deck. His eyes were bulging and partially rolled back in his head. His face was blue but he was grayish and bloated everywhere else.His body felt cold and squishy and he was not breathing.This was the scene painted by Maj. Eric Hoopes, the commander of the 149th Fighter Wing's Detachment 1. He remembers
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Marie Sarabia and Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Gooden-Bustamante are the 2017 U.S. Air Force Military Ambassadors for Joint Base San Antonio. (Photo by Olivia Mendoza) 149th FW 'Gunfighter' selected as AF ambassador for third straight year
A member of the Texas Air National Guard will once again represent the Air Force in an official capacity for Joint Base San Antonio's 2017 Military Ambassadors program.Tech. Sgt. Marie Sarabia, a recruiter with the 149th Fighter Wing, cements her place in wing history as the latest member to be chosen for the special designation three years
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Kevin Yamaguchi, a crew chief with the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 18, 2016. Yamaguchi participated in Sentry Aloha 2016, a large-scale fighter exercise hosted by the Hawaii Air National Guard (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebekkah Jandron) Texas Gunfighters join in Hawaii ANG’s Sentry Aloha
Pilots, maintainers and various support personnel from the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing traveled to Hawaii to participate in Sentry Aloha, Aug. 17-26, 2016.Sentry Aloha is a large-scale, combat exercise that employs several different fighter and support aircraft from varying Air Force units, maneuvering together in a simulated
0 9/09
2016
Master Sgt. Charles Ramirez and Tech. Sgt. Eric Garza, non-destructive inspection technicians, inspect an F-16D Fighting Falcon's longeron in the aircraft’s canopy sill at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 12, 2016. Ramirez and Garza are members of the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Phil Fountain) A journey of recovery
This past spring marked a milestone of sorts for Master Sgt. Charles Ramirez, a nondestructive inspection technician with the Texas Air National Guard. Ramirez is assigned to the 149th Maintenance Squadron, a sub-unit of the 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.At age 42, Ramirez realized he was overdue for his 40-year
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2016
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