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  • 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
  • 204th Security Forces Squadron receives ‘outstanding’ award

       The 149th Fighter Wing here has received notification that one of its geographically separated subordinate units, the 204th Security Forces Squadron, won 2009 Air Force Outstanding Security Forces Unit Award.   The squadron, based on Biggs Army Airfield, Fort Bliss, Texas, previously won 2009 Air National Guard Outstanding Security Force Unit
  • Civilian Employers Learn About Air National Guard Operations

    Twenty-one employers, or bosses, who have Citizen-Airmen employees toured the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing, here March 6. As part of a "Boss Lift" coordinated with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), employers were given an insider's view of the unit's operations.     Participants learned about the Air National
  • Texas Air National Guard serving in Haiti

    An aircraft that has proven its tremendous value during many of the recent hurricanes, was deployed to Haiti last week.     The RC-26, an aircraft traditionally used in support of drug interdiction and law enforcement missions, was heavily utilized during Hurricanes Katrina and many storms thereafter, but has also seen many overseas rotations.    
  • Ten graduate from NCO Academy

    Satellite Non-Commissioned Officer graduates who had started their education at Lackland Air Force Base, completed their professional military education 15 December at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in Tennessee.      Ten 149th Fighter Wing students, including one 273rd member participated in the graduation ceremony were two of the ten