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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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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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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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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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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
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Master Sgt. Charles Ramirez and Tech. Sgt. Eric Garza, nondestructive 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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Col. Raul Rosario, newly selected as the 149th Operations Group commander, talks to some members from the 149th Maintenance Group on the flight line after performing routine flying operations June 3, 2016. Rosario is also an F-16 instructor pilot with the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Gunfighters recognize newest group commander
Col. Raul Rosario, an F-16 instructor pilot with the Texas Air National Guard, took  command of the 149th Operations Group during an assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, June 10. The assumption of command took place immediately following his promotion ceremony from lieutenant colonel to colonel.Rosario has been
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1st Lt. Lenton Johnson helps Tech. Sgt. Edwin Bello secure his chemical protective suit at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, April 10, 2016. These airmen are members of the 149th Force Support Squadron, Fatality Search and Recovery Team. Members of the FSRT are training on how to move into a contaminated area and recover remains after a chemical disaster. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Wilson) 
FSRT members train like they respond
A Texas Air National Guard Fatality Search and Recover Team fromthe 149th Fighter Wing's Force Support Squadron traveledto Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 15-17, to participate in VigilantGuard, a federally-funded disaster response exercise.It was honestly a lot of fun," said Airman 1st Class Amanda Robles,the newest member of the 149th FSRT. Robles
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Tech. Sgt. Jacqueline Crow, an intelligence analyst with the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, visits with community members during an annual San memorial service, March 6, 2016, honoring those killed in the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Crow represents JBSA as an Air Force ambassador, which is part of a community engagement program. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebekkah Jandron) 
Texas Air National Guard member continues military ambassador tradition
For the second year in a row, a member of the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, is representing the U.S. Air Force in an official capacity at local area events.Tech. Sgt. Jacqueline Crow, an intelligence analyst with the 149th FW, and Tech. Sgt. Steven Nowicki, a military working dog instructor from the 341st Training Squadron, are this
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A Texas flag is displayed near an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, April 8, 2016. The F-16 is assigned to the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, which is currently operating at Luke while San Antonio’s Kelly Field undergoes runway repairs. The flag was displayed during the loading portion of the 56th Fighter Wing’s quarterly load crew of the quarter competition. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Phil Fountain) 
Texas ANG unit participates in Luke's weapons loading competition
A weapons loading team with the Texas Air National Guard participated in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, April 8, 2016.Tech. Sgts. Mark Nash and Federico Barrios and Senior Airman Robert Satter, aircraft armament systems technicians assigned to the 149th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, a subordinate unit of
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