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  • Something to shoot for; troubled youth given military perspective

    Members of the U.S. armed forces assigned to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, paid a visit to the Hector Garza Residential Treatment Center to visit with troubled teenagers that are in the state's custody, Aug. 12. The service-members gained an understanding of the youth's experiences, as well as shared their own stories and insight to inspire them
  • Museum to open 9-11 exhibit in Austin

        The Texas Military Forces Museum will observe the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack with the grand opening of an exhibit recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of the Texas National Guard.    The exhibit, properly titled "9-11 and Beyond: The Texas National Guard in the War on Terror," will open Sept. 10 at the Texas
  • 149FW pilot performs hometown flyover

    The push to hold today's dedication of a fighter jet at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial Park had a momentum that only grew stronger."We got very lucky on this," said Master Sgt. William Conner with the public affairs office at Lackland Air Force Base. "This had too many things - a plane that belonged to us, a speaker who flew one, the guy on duty
  • Instructor uses Marine Corps experience in Air Guard

    As a combat-seasoned Marine, Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Butler never thought he would be serving here as an instructor with the Texas Air National Guard.But now that he is here, he loves it."I absolutely love my job down here and the guys I work with," Butler said about serving with the 204th Security Forces Squadron, which operates the Desert
  • 204th Security Forces Squadron teaches a Total Force lesson

    Several active duty security forces members now have a better idea what the "Total Force" concept is after learning valuable combat skills from Guard instructors.Senior Airman Michele Vitorio and Staff Sgt. Robert Holmes, both from the 316th Security Forces Squadron on Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, and about 50 other active duty security forces
  • Air Guard prepares Airmen for deployment

    On the desert ranges of Fort Bliss, Texas, there is a lot of open space for Soldiers to train and prepare for combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Army operations are well-known here, but active duty, Guard and Reserve security forces Airmen are on the range too.Texas Air National Guard members trained the latest class of security forces Airmen here
  • 149th FW Airman earns top honors

    The Air National Guard recognized the accomplishments of its top honor guard members during its recent 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year celebration.Among the honorees was Master Sgt. Velia Mireles of the 149th Force Sustainment Services Flight as the Honor Guard Member of the Year.An honor guard's duties an include pall bearer, firing party,
  • Two 149th Fighter Wing Airmen receive financial management awards

        Two members of the 149th Fighter Wing have received the annual National Guard Financial Management (FM) awards.    Master Sgt. Brenda Juarez was named FM Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and Senior Airman Stephen Gonzales was named FM Airman of the Year. Eighty-eight FM offices competed for the awards.    Juarez said it takes hard
  • NASCAR driver suits up with National Guard Special Forces

    NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon made a special visit to a select group of National Guardsmen on a training installation in central Texas April 15.     Gordon flew by National Guard UH-60 helicopter to the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) facility in Maxwell, Texas. He went there for the unveiling of the new paint and graphics