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Texas ANG Chief of Staff Visits Lone Star Gunfighters

Brig. Gen. Brian C. Newby, chief of staff for the Texas Air National Guard, visits with Master Sgt. Juan Rodriguez, a member of the 149th Fighter Wing, also known as the Lone Star Gunfighters, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, during the unit training assembly, or UTA, Feb. 11, 2012. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Phil Fountain / Released)

Brig. Gen. Brian C. Newby, chief of staff for the Texas Air National Guard, visits with Master Sgt. Juan Rodriguez, a member of the 149th Fighter Wing, also known as the Lone Star Gunfighters, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, during the unit training assembly, or UTA, Feb. 11, 2012. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Phil Fountain / Released)

Brig. Gen. Brian C. Newby, chief of staff for the Texas Air National Guard, visits with Staff Sgt. Edwin Bello, a member of the 149th Fighter Wing, also known as the Lone Star Gunfighters, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, during the unit training assembly, or UTA, Feb. 11, 2012. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Phil Fountain / Released)

Brig. Gen. Brian C. Newby, chief of staff for the Texas Air National Guard, visits with Staff Sgt. Edwin Bello, a member of the 149th Fighter Wing, also known as the Lone Star Gunfighters, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, during the unit training assembly, or UTA, Feb. 11, 2012. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Phil Fountain / Released)

LACKLAND AFB, Texas -- Brig. Gen. Brian C. Newby of Fort Worth, Texas, chief of staff for the Texas Air National Guard, visited the 149th Fighter Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, during the unit training assembly, or UTA, Feb. 11, 2012.
 
In addition to meeting with senior leadership, General Newby made a point to informally tour the various organizations within the F-16 training unit.
 
"I want you to know we appreciate you," General Newby told the officers and enlisted members in their work sections. "Without you, we couldn't get the mission done."
 
During the visit, the general officer also encouraged the members of San Antonio's hometown Air Force to provide feedback, and share their ideas and concerns with their senior NCOs and officers.
 
"We're accessible, we're here for you," General Newby added. "At times, I may have to tell you no, but don't hesitate to ask."