The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Air National Guard units may be activated in a number of ways as prescribed by public law. Most of the laws may be found in Title 10 of the U.S. Code.
The Air National Guard provides almost half of the Air Force's tactical airlift support, combat communications functions, aeromedical evacuations and aerial refueling. In addition, the Air National Guard has total responsibility for air defense of the entire United States.
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Full-Time Active Duty Military Careers
Excel to greater heights with a full time career in the Air National Guard. Visit our State Headquarters page or usajobs.gov to find full-time, military challenging positions. Make your future happen and apply today!
State Career Opportunities
To learn more about civilian jobs available within the Texas Air National Guard, visit our State Headquarters and search "job opportunities."
Protect America's skies and serve your country while working part-time for Air National Guard.
-- You can earn up to $20,000 towards college tuition while working part-time in your hometown when joining the Air National Guard.
-- $15,000 Signing Bonus! Right now, the Air National Guard is also offering a $15,000 signing bonus. Did you know that in the Air National Guard you can serve your country while staying close to home, family and friends? While going to school, you only work a minimum of one weekend a month and two-weeks a year. You can earn college credit while obtaining military and career training, which will make you marketable after you graduate. Air National Guard offers you over 180 different career choices including healthcare, communications, avionics, electronics, and more. Find real-time job openings in your hometown. Email 149th FW Recruiting or call 210-925-5825 to start your career in the Texas Air National Guard.
F-16 Fact Sheet
The men and women of the 149th Fighter wing are proud to have been on the leading edge of the Air National Guard conversion to the F-16 "Fighting Falcon," and conversion to the newer "C/D model" which occurred in 1996. Operating the world's leading swing-role fighter, manufactured in Texas, gives the slogan "Built in Texas, flown by Texans" a special meaning. The 182d Fighter Squadron "Lonestar Gunfighters"--and the F-16--a bold combination of experience, professionalism and capability.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.
The F-16A, a single-seat model, first flew in December 1976. The first operational F-16A was delivered in January 1979 to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
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