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  • 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
  • 204th Security Forces receives new commander

     Members of the 204th Security Forces Squadron welcomed their new commander in a change-of-command ceremony here Saturday.      Maj. Carl Alvarez took the reins of command of the Texas Air National Guard unit in the ceremony officiated by Col. John F. Nichols, commander of the 149th Fighter Wing in San Antonio.       Nichols praised the unit
  • Program makes noise for Texas Military Forces teens

    Sounds of laughter, cheering and clapping filled the air during the Texas Youth Symposium held at the Austin Convention Center March 29. Held in conjunction with the annual conference of the National Guard Association of Texas, the symposium involved teenaged sons and daughters of Texas Military Forces members. The teens had their hands high in the
  • Tell Me A Story: Texas Military Forces Children Listen

    The Texas Military Forces State Family Program held its first Tell Me A Story event for Texas Military Forces children and their parents March 29 in the Town Lake Ballroom of the Radisson Hotel and Suites in downtown Austin. Tell Me A Story (TMAS) is a program initiative of Military Child Education Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to
  • Counterdrug commander hits the ground running

    Almost immediately following an overseas deployment, he took command and shared his organizational philosophy with his subordinates.      Col. Tony West assumed command of the Joint Counterdrug Task Force on March 1, only two months after returning from an overseas deployment that, in his words, was "the best job in the AOR [Area of