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  • The call of duty above and beyond

    DFW Airport, one of the busiest airport in the United States, where hundreds of people hustle and bustle about, running, walking or just sitting around waiting for their flights, recently welcomed some of our Nation's highest decorated heroes. This particular morning on April 5, 2011, a USO representative announces on the loud speaker a very
  • CES build partnerships in Bosnia

    Approximately 60 members of the 136 Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadron spent almost two weeks in Vareš, Bosnia-Herzegovina, participating in a unique humanitarian mission that drastically influenced the local community, said Master Sgt. Constance Mick, material control supervisor.The Airmen were tasked with assisting in the total renovation of
  • Texas Airmen Partner in Multinational Humanitarian Exercises

    The air forces of 12 countries of the Americas participated in an exercise aimed at using multinational air assets from member nations of Sistema de cooperacion de las Fuerzas Aerias de las Americas in support of Humanitarian Civic Assistance Missions, Oct. 4 to 14 in Chile.The "Cooperation 1" exercise scenario was premised on the devastating
  • Patriotic nurse

    "I believe if you have the ability to help, you also have the obligation to do so." This simple statement illuminates the responsibility and dedication that provided the motivation for Texas State Guard Army Capt. Jodie Smith to leave her more lucrative civilian position and volunteer to participate in this year's Operation Lone Star. A full-time
  • Census joins Operation Lone Star

    When customers walk into the Medical Innovative Training Team Sites (MIRTTS) that form the medical service arm of this year's Operation Lone Star, they all expect to see quality medical personnel. For some, seeing a table set up with information about the upcoming U.S. Census seems a bit out of place. Improving the accuracy of the census count in
  • Texas State partnership with Chilean Military

    Once again, Operation Lone Star has enticed international medical participants from Czech Republic and Chile. The Chilean Military sent two doctors, Air Force Lt. Col. Alger Rodo, a specialist in colorectal surgery, and Maj. Raul Berrios, a thoracic surgeon. They are both part of an international exchange program between the State of Texas and the
  • Clinic sees steady flow at mid-week

    The Dr. Javier Saenz Middle School Medical Innovative Readiness Training Team Site (MIRTTS) continued with a steady flow of customers as it reached the half-way point in the first week of Operation Lone Star 2009. At noon Wednesday, the MIRTTS was on track to continue their average of about 340 visitors daily over the first two days. "We've had a
  • New Soldier recruited at Operation Lone Star

    Outside of the Texas National Guard Armory in Weslaco, Texas, a citizen soldier with a friendly demeanor but performs security checks around the building. Operation Stella is a unique mission derived from Operation Lone Star where this faithful guard was invited to be a new recruit into Texas National Guard. Army Warrant Officer Stella, a Labrador
  • Operation Lone Star goes international

    A small handful of doctors and medical students are giving an international persona to Operation Lone Star this week at the Brownsville Medical Innovative Readiness Training Team Site (MIRTTS). Two doctors and three medical students from the Czech Republic Army are here observing the Texas Military Forces and state and local health agencies during
  • Mobile Mini MIRTT goes to Lasara

    Eight Texas Army National Guardsmen and One Czech Republic Army general practitioner observer relocated from the Brownsville Medical Innovative Readiness Training Team Site (MIRRTS) to a Mobile Mini MIRTTS in Lasara today."Yesterday we packed, loaded our equipment and personnel to recon the site, and met the state and local public health agencies
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