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  • 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
  • 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 became the first enlisted member assigned to the
  • 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 to the 149th FW in a letter dating back to
  • 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 training course relies on seasoned professionals with
  • 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 call where he addressed the members of the wing
  • 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 Information Operations Squadron (IOS), Texas Air
  • Airmen open hearts, homes to future military working dogs

    Two members of the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard have opened their hearts and homes to future military working dogs. The dogs are from the Department of Defense's (DoD) Military Working Dog (MWD) Breeding Program, which is operated by the U.S. Air Force's 341st Training Squadron. The wing and the squadron are both based here. Col.
  • Texas ANG chief discusses Chilean exchange, looks toward future of the state partnership

    About 50 members of the Texas Air National Guard joined international partners for the annual FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) here, March 23-31, 2014. FIDAE is an international trade exhibition air and space show, and includes military and civilian partners and organizations from across the globe. Texas and Chile work together
  • Tax preparation available to qualified Gunfighters

    It's federal tax season and there's help available. The Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is currently providing service members, retirees and their spouses with tax preparation assistance. While the tax center is being operated at Camp Mabry, the state's National Guard headquarters, in Austin, the services are available to all eligible Texas Airmen,
  • Texas ANG finance troop wears multiple hats in Norway

    A financial program manager with the comptroller flight of Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas wore multiple hats during a deployment here, Aug. 12-23, 2013.Staff Sgt. Liza McClaren, a native of Killeen, Texas deployed to Norway with the 149th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), a