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  • State Health Services leaders check out evacuation aircraft

    In the ongoing effort to ensure prompt and appropriate response to major emergencies, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials came here Feb. 7 to learn more about the C-17 aircraft and aeromedical evacuation operations. It was an interesting coming together of state civil authorities, the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and
  • Airmen receive countersniper training before deployment

    Airmen from several security forces squadrons throughout the country who are currently mobilized at Fort Bliss underwent training Thursday to learn how to mitigate sniper threats.      The training is conducted by members of the 204th Security Forces Squadron, which is based at Biggs Army Airfield, said Air Force Staff Sgt. Waldemara Suarez, a
  • Air Force utilizes Bliss for predeployment training

    As a tenant unit at Fort Bliss, Airmen assigned to the 204th Security Forces Squadron are fully aware of the assets they have in their own backyard and utilized them the first three weeks in January to train fellow Airmen preparing to deploy.      "Fort Bliss' 1.2 million acres of training area and live-fire ranges are more than adequate for our

    The holiday season brings plenty of opportunity to celebrate the season with co-workers, friends, and family. By following a few simple rules, you can keep everyone healthy and have happy memories of great get-togethers.      1. Absolute cleanliness during preparation - Extra attention to sanitation of cutting boards, knives, utensils is essential.

    The year 2008 has seen many famous people pass away at relatively young ages. You may recall the names of Tim Russert, broadcast journalist, Tony Snow, former White House press secretary and broadcaster, and Bernie Mac, comedian and entertainer, as just a few examples of people who departed this earth at the young ages of 58, 53, and 50,
  • How To Improve Your Run Time

     The holiday season will soon be over and each of us will start setting our resolutions for the new year to come. For many of us it will be to get into good shape and start eating better. Along with the new year comes a new list of requirements, one of them being our annual fitness assessment.      I know, we all get butterflies that moment our
  • Bosses take close look at Citizen-Airmen

    Twenty-six civilians visited the 149th Fighter Wing Nov. 8 to see what the Air National Guardsmen with whom they work do when they are in uniform.      The wing hosted Bosses Day in coordination with the local committee of the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Wing members gave the visitors a close look at an F-16C aircraft and a
  • 149th Fighter Wing wraps up hurricane response

       While residents of the Gulf Coast area devastated by Hurricane Ike began to return to their homes to pick up the pieces, Guardsmen of the 149th Fighter Wing were returning home after their call-up ended.     The wing members were among the 7,500 members of Texas Military Forces (TXMF) called upon by Gov. Rick Perry to assist civilian authorities
  • Commander sets sights on 19th Air Force future

        The 19th Air Force commander has been at the helm now for a few weeks and has had a chance to form some first impressions and fine-tune his vision for the command.     Maj. Gen. Greg Feest, who took command July 30, said the 19th AF team is up to the task of moving the command forward.     "I am extremely impressed by the professionalism of the
  • Texas military responds to Gustav

    The Texas Military Forces pre-positioned the Standing Joint Inter-Agency Task Force here Friday in anticipation of a Hurricane Gustav landfall in Texas or Louisiana.      Texas Governor Rick Perry authorized the activation of up to 7,500 troops Friday enabling his military leadership to move and posture forces from across the state to respond to