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  • Bosses take close look at Citizen-Airmen

    Twenty-six civilians visited the 149th Fighter Wing Nov. 8 to see what the Air National Guardsmen with whom they work do when they are in uniform.      The wing hosted Bosses Day in coordination with the local committee of the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Wing members gave the visitors a close look at an F-16C aircraft and a
  • 149th Fighter Wing wraps up hurricane response

       While residents of the Gulf Coast area devastated by Hurricane Ike began to return to their homes to pick up the pieces, Guardsmen of the 149th Fighter Wing were returning home after their call-up ended.     The wing members were among the 7,500 members of Texas Military Forces (TXMF) called upon by Gov. Rick Perry to assist civilian authorities
  • Commander sets sights on 19th Air Force future

        The 19th Air Force commander has been at the helm now for a few weeks and has had a chance to form some first impressions and fine-tune his vision for the command.     Maj. Gen. Greg Feest, who took command July 30, said the 19th AF team is up to the task of moving the command forward.     "I am extremely impressed by the professionalism of the
  • Texas military responds to Gustav

    The Texas Military Forces pre-positioned the Standing Joint Inter-Agency Task Force here Friday in anticipation of a Hurricane Gustav landfall in Texas or Louisiana.      Texas Governor Rick Perry authorized the activation of up to 7,500 troops Friday enabling his military leadership to move and posture forces from across the state to respond to
  • Texas Air Guard stands up new squadron at Goodfellow

    15 August, 2008 marked a unique addition to the Goodfellow Air Force Base team and the official assumption of command for the 217th Training Squadron. The squadron is a Texas Air National Guard (TXANG) unit that will work directly alongside the 315 TRS, 316 TRS, and 17 TRSS, under the 17th Training Group. 217 TRS instructors will integrate into the
  • A different point of view

    There in a plastic chair in the back of the room, a young man of no more than seventeen sits. He is intensely watching the man before him speak. The speaker is dressed in the new airman's battle uniform talking about drugs and physical health. A spectator surveying the scene would ponder if the young man is locked into the message the uniformed man
  • Texans provide medical care in the Pacific

    Members of the Texas Air National Guards 149th Fighter Wing's medical group joined forces with the Hawaii ANG to provide free medical screenings to elementary students here today.      The program E Malama Kakou (to care for all) is aimed at providing basic health screening to medically underserved children populations in and around the area. Over
  • 149th Civil Engineers complete Southern California tasks

    Four dozen members of the 149th Civil Engineer Squadron traveled from San Antonio, Texas, to southern California June 14-28 to help with construction projects in support of Operation Jump Start, the National Guard's southwest border security support mission. . Camp Morena, in a remote area some 50 miles from San Diego, Calif., served as the forward
  • F-16 unit moves to next chapter of distinguished history

    While blustery wind played havoc with the microphone on occasion, the proud members of the 147th Fighter Wing standing in formation enjoyed the breeze on their faces here June 7, while they observed the casing of the old guidon and unfurling of the new in a ceremony taking them on a new journey. The 147th marked this day in history when it
  • Wildfires in McCullough County call out the Guard

    Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters remain in Brady, Texas today in case they are still needed to help fight wildfires in the area. Yesterday two Texas Army National Guard UH-60s flew 3.4 hours and dropped 18,600 gallons of water on wildfires erupting in Brady, Texas. Authorities are still monitoring the situation Friday morning The UH-60s came from
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