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  • 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
  • Gunfighter Earns Air National Guard Recognition

          Airman First Class Kristopher Barrientes, 149th Fighter Wing, has been named ANG Financial Management Airman of the Quarter. Colonel James Sissons, Air National Guard comptroller, made the announcement to all ANG units on 2 September.      Airman Barrientes earned the honors by exhibiting qualities, far exceeding unit and ANG standards, in
  • 273rd IOS holds third annual Family Day

           Finding fun for the entire family wasn't hard for 273rd Information Operations Squadron (IOS) members during the May 2009 Unit Training Assembly (UTA). Members and their families enjoyed the unit's third annual Family Day at the Randolph Air Force Base Canyon Lake Recreation Park.        Along with fun, squadron members and their families
  • 149th Civil Engineers tackle projects in Armenia

     The 149th Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron can now add Armenia to the list of countries around the world where it has deployed.   At the beginning of August, 45 of the 149th civil engineers (CEs) - plus two medical and two public affairs personnel from the wing - flew here from San Antonio, Texas, with some basic tools and supplies to tackle a
  • A humble but effective NCO becomes a Chief

    In a ceremony steeped in military tradition, a 24-year veteran of the United States Air Force and Texas Air National Guard was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant. The 149th Fighter Wing commander, Col. Kenneth Nereson, and other officers and enlisted members of the unit looked on as SMSgt John D. Mead was presented with a coin and service dress coat
  • Gunfighters first to drop laser guided bombs at Yankee

    Air National Guard F-16s assigned to the 182nd Fighter Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, became the first to deploy the GBU-12 and GBU-38 guided bombs on the Yankee Range, located within the McMullen Target Complex in South Texas.McMullen is owned by the U.S. Navy, but the Yankee Range is operated by Texas Air National Guard personnel.
  • Operation Lone Star

         Operation Lone Star, which provided health care to more than 11,000 South Texas residents in just two weeks last year, is expanding this summer to provide free health clinics in even more locations.      Military personnel, state and county officials and hundreds of volunteers will provide free health services at locations in Brownsville,
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