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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Military to civilian; are you career ready

    The Air National Guard Transition Assistance Program (TAP) hosted more than 1,250 service members from all branches of the US military transitioning from active duty back to the civilian work force here at the 136th Airlift Wing Family Readiness Group since January 2013."We just had a class finish this March 7," said Ms. Heidi Bearden, Family
  • Joint airborne air transportatability taining (JAAT)

    U.S. paratroopers from all branches of the service participated in a joint airborne airtransportability training or known as JAATT, to meet their mission requirements and qualifications for jumping out of an aircraft here, Nov. 15, 2013.The C-130H2 Hercules aircraft from the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard provided the airlift for the
  • Director of the Air National Guard visits 136th Airlift Wing

    Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke, director of the Air National Guard visits the 136th Airlift Wing here August 21, 2013. Clarke had other engagements in Dallas and made it a point to visit the local Air National Guard base since he had the opportunity. Airmen from around the wing were able to sit and talk with Clarke during a luncheon and discuss topics
  • Deploying is never easy

    Approximately 70 members from the 136th Airlift Wing departed from here to Southwest Asia Feb. 26, 2013, in support of the Air and Space Expeditionary Forces."This [deployment] is where you really experience the brotherhood of the military," said Tech. Sgt. Shelly Jackson, 136th Maintenance Squadron. "This unit is a part of my family, even though I
  • Outstanding Airmen of 2013

    Thirty-one outstanding Airmen from various units across Texas competed here, Jan. 13, 2013 to determine the top Airmen in six categories."The process of becoming Outstanding Airmen of the Year starts at each individual unit, and the selected Airmen first have to win their squadron, or their group, or their wing before they can advance to the state
  • The secret garden, a vegetative roof

    NAS FORT WORTH JRB, TX. - The 136th Civil Engineering Squadron is the first to take advantage of an extensive vegetative roof system here. The roof was constructed under Executive Order 13514/13423, a strategic plan to reduce energy usage for the newly constructed maintenance add-on buildings. "The hotter the rooftop the more energy it takes to