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  • Global force reinforces diverse strategy

    More than 300 National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and civilian employees from around the country attended a conference here with the theme, "Transforming our Future through Diversity."      Brig. Gen. Joyce Stevens, who serves as the national chairperson for Army National Guard Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Committee., hosted
  • American Heroes Celebration - April 19-20, 2008

    In less than 30 days the usually quiet Camp Mabry will become a place buzzing with activity, everything from a dozen or more helicopters landing for display, cannons being fired, children's laughter from the miniature train rides, battle sounds from re- enactments of WWII and live music from the Wes Nickson band.      Texas Military Forces and the
  • Seven Texas Airmen win recruiting, retention awards

    Texas made an impressive showing at the Air National Guard Region III Recruiting and Retention Workshop held in Corpus Christi, Texas, Feb. 12-14. This year's gathering  included the Air National Guard recruiting and retaining family not only from Texas but also from throughout the 11 other southern states of the region.      Recruiters, retainers
  • Unit passes milestone

    The 147th Fighter Wing handed off Air Sovereignty Alert duties to the 138th Fighter Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard Feb. 1. The aircraft that moved into their ASA "launch" positions will have Oklahoma colors on their tails instead of Texas colors for the first time in five decades.      "From this aircraft maintenance chief's perspective,
  • Air Force recognizes superior IO performers

    Tech. Sgt. Dwayne Martin, an information technology specialist with the 273rd Information Operations Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was one of two Airmen from the Air Force Information Operations Center (AFIOC) recognized by the Air Force as being superior performers in the field of Information Operations (IO).      Sergeant Martin, a
  • Texas Military Forces boost annual Laredo event

    One of the highlights of Washington's Birthday Celebration kicked off in Laredo, Texas, with the customary Stars and Stripes Air Show Feb. 16, featuring Texas Air National Guard C-130s, Army Guard parachute jumpers and State Guard bicycle patrol and security.      The Washington's Birthday Celebration, founded in 1898, rivals - and some admittedly
  • Texas Air National Guard civil engineers deploy to Cuba

         More than 45 members from three Air National Guard units deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the week of Feb. 10 to provide engineering support for the Expeditionary Legal Complex there.      Most of the Guardsmen are from the 136th Airlift Wing, Civil Engineer Squadron (Texas Air National Guard) stationed at the Fort Worth Joint Reserve
  • Foundation helps Texas Guard families in need

    If a Soldier or Airman in the Texas National Guard needs financial assistance related to hardships resulting from his or her deployment, the Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is there to help. The foundation obtained its official 501(C)3 status as a non-profit organization in 2004, but the idea of an extended emergency assistance fund
  • Ace recruiter arrives

    The Air National Guard's Recruiter of the Year will make her home in San Antonio and begin recruiting for the 149th Fighter Wing Jan. 6. Master Sgt. Michelle Echavarria, formally of the 136th Airlift Wing in Fort Worth, Texas, was chosen from among over 25 candidates that competed for the vacant recruiting position. "The competition for the
  • 149th shines at Airmen of the Year Competition

    First Sgt of the Year and Honor Guard member of the Year titles for Texas in 2007 rest with the 149th Fighter Wing. Master Sgt Mary Macias, 149th FW First Sgt. and Master Sgt Roland Dominguez, 149th FW Honor Guard were selected as top in their respective fields when Air National Guard members representing units from across the state of Texas