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  • 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
  • Luzader of Air Force Training Command speaks out on ABU

    Air Force Air Education Training Command, Command Chief Mark R. Luzader recently issued a memorandum to fellow AF Chiefs in AETC urging them to caution airmen to refrain from altering the Airmen's Battle Uniform. "It has come to my attention that Airmen in AETC are removing buttons from the Airman's Battle Uniform and sewing down pockets" said
  • 182nd Fighter Squadron recalls legacy

    The 149th Fighter Wing hosted the 60th anniversary celebration of the 182nd Fighter Squadron with events in San Antonio Oct. 11, 12 and 13. Almost 200 former members of the squadron, some of whom joined during the 1940s, attended the events, which included a welcome ceremony, base tours, a golf tournament, and a social hour and banquet. Among the