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  • And the Outstanding Airmen are......

    During the Outstanding Airman of the Year Awards Ceremony here Sunday, the best of the best were recognized by family, friends and attending Airmen.     The Outstanding Airman Of the Year ribbon was authorized by the secretary of the Air Force on Feb. 21, 1968 with the criteria that the ribbon is to be awarded to enlisted Airmen nominated by the
  • MHS to Answer H1N1 Questions Online

    The Military Health System (MHS) will host a Web-based town hall on Nov. 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. EST to respond to questions about novel H1N1 influenza.      Military service members, their families, and health care providers and Department of Defense civilians may submit questions starting today, Nov. 2, using the comments box at www.health.mil/flu.
  • Cooperation Team-One exchanges ideas on Public Affairs, Air Operations Processes with Chilean Air Force

         Member of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the Texas Air National Guard completed four days of subject matter exchanges in Santiago, Chile this week with the Fuerza Aerea Chile (FACh), or Chilean Air Force, on topics such as crisis management, media relations and Air Operations Center processes and procedures. The exchange was a
  • Airmen begin exercise by providing children 'trip of a lifetime'

    For members of Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), a trip to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility typically begins with a long aircraft ride (often more than 10 hours), followed by a day of rest prior to beginning their mission of building partner nation capacity, relationships and expertise. Members of the AFSOUTH Cooperation Team
  • Air Guard JAG named top military reserve attorney in Texas

    Maj. Sonya Batchelor received the Col. Ted E. Bailey Jr. award from the State Bar of Texas, which is given to the best license military reserve attorney in the state. Batchelor serves as the Area Defense Counsel in the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and is the first Air National Guard attorney to
  • Texas Air Guard and Czechs fly together

    The unmistakable red, white and blue flag -- the flag with one star, a lone star -- swayed back and forth on the flagpole, wisped by the breeze that floats across the former Soviet territory . The silence of the cool morning air was soon replaced with sounds of jet engines as the metal birds left their perches and took to the skies for another
  • Air Guard JAG named top military reserve attorney in Texas

    Maj. Sonya Batchelor received the Col. Ted E. Bailey Jr. award from the State Bar of Texas, which is given to the best license military reserve attorney in the state.     Batchelor serves as the Area Defense Counsel in the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and is the first Air National Guard attorney
  • Local fighter wing members attend satellite NCO Academy

        Ten members of the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing began the satellite Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, this week. This course fulfills a professional development requirement that must be completed before a technical sergeant can be promoted to the senior NCO rank of master sergeant. The
  • 149th Fighter Wing NCO receives top award for IDEA

    The Department of the Air Force and the Air National Guard awarded $10,000 to Master Sgt. Edward Montalvo, a Texas Air National Guard F-16 fuels systems technician assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, for a proposed change to a maintenance procedure that is projected to conserve over $180,000 during the first year of
  • State and Federal Legislators Visit the 149th Fighter Wing

    Members and staff from the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress paid a visit to the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing this month. Hosted by Col. Kenneth Nereson, wing commander, the public officials were briefed on the unit's federal and state missions, including F-16 flight training and emergency preparedness and hurricane
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