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Airmen from the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard, stationed at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, helped clean up the community during participated in the annual Tarrant Regional Water District’s Spring Trash Bash, May 21, 2016. During the Trash Bash, more than 3,100 volunteers took part in picking up trash along the Trinity River. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert/ released) Texas Air National Guardsmen clean up Trinity River
Prior to starting their monthly training, Airmen from the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard, stationed at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, helped clean up the community during participated in the biannual Tarrant Regional Water District's Spring Trinity River Trash Bash, May 21, 2016."The City of Fort Worth does a lot
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Default Air Force Logo Texas and Chile, State partnership participate in a medical exercise
The morning after the ending of FIDAE 2016, the flight line at Fuerza Aerea De Chile in Santiago, emptied except for the lone C-130H2 Hercules aircraft from the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard; as it prepared April 4 for its second mission, a medical air-evacuation exercise with Chilean airmen.The morning was cool and foggy. Barely
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Steven Hein, a police officer with the Richardson Police Department, inspects his vehicle prior to a patrol in Richardson, Texas, Jan. 28, 2016. Hein will be a two-time competitor at the 2016 Best Warrior Competition. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Reed/ Released) From Texas cop to best warrior
"And the Winner is...," the announcer paused.Most remember saying, "when I grow up," as a kid, but few will remember what career they loved at the time and fewer reach their childhood dream; U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Hein is one of the few."I was like 8 or 9-years old and my dad was walking around with a video camera, videotaping all us kids
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mark Mize, a squad leader from the 136th Security Forces Squadron, Texas Air National Guard from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, and his therapy dog, Sully, welcome families arriving for Snowball Express 2015 at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Dec. 12, 2015. Snowball Express is an organization dedicated to the children of military members who have died while on active duty since Sept. 11. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Reed/released) 136th Airlift Wing Airmen support Snowball Express
Texas Air National Guardsmen from the 136th Airlift Wing here, volunteered their time in support of Snowball Express 2015 at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Dec. 12, 2015.Snowball Express is an annual gathering for children of fallen military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept.  11, 2001. This year an estimated
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Default Air Force Logo Texas Military Forces flood rescue in Johnson County
Members of Texas Task Force 1 and the Texas Military Forces positioned at the Army aviation support facility in Grand Prairie, received a call from a local agency early-morning May 17, 2015, to rescue a couple stranded in front of their mobile home in Johnson County."When we arrived on scene, we were looking around the area for hazards and for any
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A soldier from the Army National Guard plots the points on his map using available light during the twilight land-navigation course at the 2015 Best Warrior Competition at Camp Swift, Texas, Feb. 7, 2015. The course started at 5a.m. and finished at daybreak. The competition determines the best of the best warrior amongst Army and Air National Guardsmen. (photo by Master Sgt. Charles Hatton/released) Same But Different--Army and Air National Guard battle for 'Best Warrior'
BASTROP, Texas - This year's 2015 Texas Military Forces Best Warrior Competition brought out 35 guardsmen from both the Texas Army and Air National Guard who competed here to determine who would be the best of the best Feb. 5-7."The Best Warrior Competition is a big deal for Texas and the Texas Military Forces," said Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Weedon,
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Military families of E-6 and below with school age children from K-12 browse through the many school-supply itmes with their brand new packpacks, filling them with up to 30 items at the 136th Airlift Wing, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, Aug.15, 2014. Operation Homefront Back Pack Brigade partners with Dollar Tree and Office Depot poviding the free school supplies to military kids. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert/released) Operation Homefront Backpack Brigade; school supplies draw smiles
More than 250 children received backpacks filled with school supplies here at the 136th Airlift Wing Headquarters building, Aug. 15, during Operation Homefront Back-To-School Backpack Brigade giveaway."This is a good program for all the military kids in the area," said Mrs. Heidi Bearden, Airmen Family Readiness Program Manager. "The families of
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2014
Members of the  531st Air Force Band, Band of the Southwest, Air National Guard, sing patriotic songs to the local community audiences at Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, Louisiana, June 25, 2014. The band's summer tour includes nine venues spread out between locations in Arkansas and Louisiana. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Hatton/Released) Air Guard's 'Band of the Southwest' sparks patriotism during summer tour
The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, historically known as the 531st Air Force Band kicked off their annual summer tour June 25 with a special performance here from their six-person rock band named Airlift. This year the band will perform at nine separate venues to eager audiences, traveling from locations as far as Northern Louisiana and
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2014
Master Sgt. Olypia Williamson, 1st Sgt.,136th Airlift Wing, works on her computer while wearing jeans in observance of 'Denim Day', a campaign observed annually on April 23 for the awareness of sexual assault prevention and response  at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, April 23, 2014. This occasion marks the last event of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert/Released) Jeans for a day
Sexual assault continues to be an ongoing and mounting problem both in society, as well as, in the U.S. military. The media is full of many high profile cases that highlight this issue. In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Major Gen. John Nichols, Adjutant General for Texas, has authorized the wearing of jeans for a day in the Texas
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2014
Tech. Sgt. Lawrence Thibeault, a cyberspace operator assigned to the 221st Combat Communications Squadron, 254th Combat Communications Group, Texas Air National Guard,is nominated for the 2014 Noncommissioned Officers Association Vanguard Award for his heroism during the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013. He provided lifesaving aid for five elderly residents of the West Rest Haven Nursing Home and coordinated their evacuation for follow-on medical care. Diving in the face of danger; That's what we do
In the face of danger most people will steer clear of trouble, but for Tech. Sgt. Lawrence Thibeault, a cyberspace operator assigned to the 221st Combat Communications Squadron, 254th Combat Communications Group, Texas Air Natioanl Guard, at Hensley Field Air Guard Station, helping others in trouble is second nature.Thibeault was recently selected
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