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  • TXANG Guardsman finds success despite challenges

    Members from the Texas Air and Army National Guard, Chile and the Czech Republic competed in a series of events March 2-4 to determine who would be among the year’s top contenders of the 2017 Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition.
  • 149 FW Command Chief retires

    The command chief master sergeant of the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard was ceremoniously retired after 35 years of military service at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Feb. 25, 2017.
  • TXANG member helps revive little boy

    The lifeless little body lay on a hot pool deck. His eyes were bulging and partially rolled back in his head. His face was blue but he was grayish and bloated everywhere else.His body felt cold and squishy and he was not breathing.This was the scene painted by Maj. Eric Hoopes, the commander of the 149th Fighter Wing's Detachment 1. He remembers
  • 149th FW 'Gunfighter' selected as AF ambassador for third straight year

    A member of the Texas Air National Guard will once again represent the Air Force in an official capacity for Joint Base San Antonio's 2017 Military Ambassadors program.Tech. Sgt. Marie Sarabia, a recruiter with the 149th Fighter Wing, cements her place in wing history as the latest member to be chosen for the special designation three years
  • Texas Gunfighters join in Hawaii ANG’s Sentry Aloha

    Pilots, maintainers and various support personnel from the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing traveled to Hawaii to participate in Sentry Aloha, Aug. 17-26, 2016.Sentry Aloha is a large-scale, combat exercise that employs several different fighter and support aircraft from varying Air Force units, maneuvering together in a simulated
  • A journey of recovery

    This past spring marked a milestone of sorts for Master Sgt. Charles Ramirez, a nondestructive inspection technician with the Texas Air National Guard. Ramirez is assigned to the 149th Maintenance Squadron, a sub-unit of the 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.At age 42, Ramirez realized he was overdue for his 40-year
  • Gunfighters recognize newest group commander

    Col. Raul Rosario, an F-16 instructor pilot with the Texas Air National Guard, took  command of the 149th Operations Group during an assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, June 10. The assumption of command took place immediately following his promotion ceremony from lieutenant colonel to colonel.Rosario has been
  • FSRT members train like they respond

    A Texas Air National Guard Fatality Search and Recover Team fromthe 149th Fighter Wing's Force Support Squadron traveledto Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 15-17, to participate in VigilantGuard, a federally-funded disaster response exercise.It was honestly a lot of fun," said Airman 1st Class Amanda Robles,the newest member of the 149th FSRT. Robles
  • Texas Air National Guard member continues military ambassador tradition

    For the second year in a row, a member of the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, is representing the U.S. Air Force in an official capacity at local area events.Tech. Sgt. Jacqueline Crow, an intelligence analyst with the 149th FW, and Tech. Sgt. Steven Nowicki, a military working dog instructor from the 341st Training Squadron, are this
  • Texas ANG unit participates in Luke's weapons loading competition

    A weapons loading team with the Texas Air National Guard participated in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, April 8, 2016.Tech. Sgts. Mark Nash and Federico Barrios and Senior Airman Robert Satter, aircraft armament systems technicians assigned to the 149th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, a subordinate unit of