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  • Traditional Airmen given opportunity to showcase abilities

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Traditional members of the Air National Guard live two lives. While serving both the federal and state mission in their chosen military capacity, guardsmen are also avid members of the local community holding full-time jobs or attending school. Typically, active guardsmen maintain day-to-day operations for the base and flight
  • Air Force Chief of Staff visits Texas Air National Guard

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein coins Chief Master Sgt. Huey McKinney, 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard aircraft maintenance superintendent, during a visit to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, Jan. 29, 2017. McKinney was coined for his work with the Inspector General program during the past year.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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