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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • First enlisted wing IGI member leaves mark on Gunfighter history

    In 2012, the Inspector General for Inspections office was a new program in the Air Force and didn't officially come into play at the 149th Fighter Wing until the following year.When Senior Master Sgt. Carl Boeshore arrived at the 149th, after his old unit, the 217th Training Squadron closed shop, he

  • Mounted airframe cements wing's legacy

    The idea to transport a retired airframe from Arizona to Texas and transform it into a newly remodeled F-16 static display began 10 years ago.Maj. Gen. John Nichols, former 149th Fighter Wing commander, now adjutant general of the Texas National Guard, originally requested the airframe be relocated

  • Guard leaders attend new cyber course

    National Guard leaders attended a four-day cyber security familiarization course Dec. 7-10 in San Antonio.  The class was the first of its kind for the Air National Guard that previously had no cyber security training for its senior leaders or commanders not assigned to cyber career fields.The

  • Commander of 19th Air Force visits JBSA

    Maj. Gen. James Hecker, 19th Air Force commander, visited Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 10, to observe the people and progress of the 149th Fighter Wing.The 149th FW was number 17 of 19 visits on the general's schedule before the close of the year.During his visit, Hecker held an all

  • Vietnam War refugee, career guardsman honors Texas, America

    A career guardsmen was surrounded by friends and family as he capped off a 27-year military career by paying tribute to Texas and the United States, his adopted home, during a retirement ceremony here, Nov. 23, 2014. Air Force Lt. Col. Don Nguyen, assistant director of operations for the 273rd