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  • 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
  • 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