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  • 136th AW kicks off inaugural Spark Tank competition

    Status quo is not the way of the Air Force any longer. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson kicked off the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition in September 2017 with a goal to “unleash the innovative capacity of our Airmen.” Through the Spark Tank program, Airmen compete and pitch their ideas much like an entrepreneur would make a pitch to a venture capital firm.
  • Chilean Airmen Observe 136 Vision Through NVGs

    As part of a State Partnership Program (SPP), the 136th Airlift Wing hosted Chilean Air Force members July 24-28, 2018, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. Chilean and Texas Air National Guard maintenance and operations Airmen worked side by side on various crew chief tasks, C-130 upkeep as well as insight through Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training.
  • 136th Medical Group treats underserved communities

    Members of the 136th Medical Group are part of a joint effort to provide no-cost health-care services to residents in Eastern Kentucky June 15-24, 2018. The operation allows units from the Air National Guard and U.S. Navy Reserve to provide members valuable expeditionary training while serving a community with limited access to health-care services.
  • DANG visits the 136th Airlift Wing

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Air National Guard Senior leaders visited the 136th Airlift Wing on May 20 to meet with the men and women of the wing and tour the facilities. Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, the Director of the Air National Guard and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson, the Command Chief of the Air National Guard, took a look at the 136 AW mission and spoke with hundreds of Airmen around the wing.
  • A Visit from Mrs. Rice

    As Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard director, met with Airmen and senior leaders from the 136th Airlift Wing, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, during his visit May 20, his wife Nancy took time to meet with unit members as well.
  • Supporting hidden warriors: Second Lady Karen Pence visits DFW military spouses

    When considering the sacrifices of military members across the Armed Forces, many think of the various deployments, relocations and the physical tolls that are consistently associated with the cost of service. One aspect that is often overlooked are the families that support service members across the globe. Millions of men, women and children willingly give up their stability, their careers, and their homes among many other things every few years in order to support the nation by being the backbone of those who fight to protect freedoms.
  • Enlisted Advisory Council hosts diversity celebration

    The cultural diversity represented throughout the nation is reflected by Airmen serving in the Texas Air National Guard. Military members are required to wear the same uniform and stand unified in the mission, but in serving together, members also celebrate the uniqueness of their differences.To promote the appreciation and understanding of diverse
  • Finish strong: Besting the Best Warrior Competition

    The Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition brought together 28 members of the Texas Army and Air National Guard as well as partner Czech Republic and Chilean service members. Texas Air National Guard Senior Airman Chase Barnett, 136th Security Forces Squadron member, was one of those participants who conquered the grueling four-day event Feb. 28 - March 3, 2018 at Camp Swift near Bastrop, Texas.
  • Representing Security Forces: Fighting to be the "best"

    The morning started early on March 2, 2018 for Texas Guardsmen and their state partners taking part in the 2018 Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition. By 4 a.m., competitors were already charging uneven terrain on a 12-mile march, lugging 35-pound rucksacks over their shoulders. With only three hours to complete the task, the 28 participants forged their way to the finish-line only to be immediately shuttled to M-4 rifle and .50-caliber machine gun qualification ranges followed by a warrior task simulation field.
  • Sole female competitor battles for "best warrior"

    Of the more than 3,200 Airmen currently serving in the Texas Air National Guard, only eight were selected to compete at Camp Swift as part of the 2018 Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition. Among the selectees, Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Brown, 273rd Cyber Operations Squadron education and training specialist, Texas Air National Guard, stood out from her peers chosen to participate. Not just for her skill and abilities in qualifying to represent her unit, but also as the only female competitor overall.
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