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Citizen Airmen practice readiness

Airmen practice self-aid and buddy care

Texas Air National Guard medical troops practice transporting patients from the field for medical attention during an exercise April 26, 2021, at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. Force readiness, including self-aid and buddy care, is essential for well-considered planning, expertly trained personnel, and the willingness to respond to the nation’s needs at a moment’s notice. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Weaver)

Field set up for readiness training

A Texas Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter circles over a field at Fort Wolters as a RZR (Revised Zone Rating) all-terrain vehicle sits ready to transport Citizen Airmen across the operational area April 26, 2021, in Mineral Wells, Texas. Force readiness is essential for well-considered planning, expertly trained personnel, and the willingness to respond to the nation’s needs at a moment’s notice. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Weaver)

Airmen load on to a Chinook

Dozens of 136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guardsmen board a Texas Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter April 26, 2021, at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. The Texas Army National Guard transported Citizen Airmen to and from a readiness exercise designed for essential for well-considered planning, expertly trained personnel, and the willingness to respond to the nation’s needs at a moment’s notice. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Weaver)

Airman surveys area of operations on C-130 ramp

Texas Air National Guardsmen from the 136th Airlift Wing fly to their readiness exercise location aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter April 24, 2021, at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. The 4-day exercise afforded the opportunity to practice Force readiness, which is essential for well-considered planning, expertly trained personnel, and the willingness to respond to the nation’s needs at a moment’s notice.(Texas Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Weaver)

Chinook transports Airmen to training exercise

Deployed to Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas, 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen test their expeditionary skills in the field during a readiness exercise April 26, 2021. Force readiness, including self-aid and buddy care, is essential for well-considered planning, expertly trained personnel, and the willingness to respond to the nation’s needs at a moment’s notice.(Texas Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Weaver)

FORT WOLTERS, Texas -- Texas Air National Guard medical troops practice transporting patients from the field for medical attention during an exercise April 26, 2021, at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. Force readiness, including self-aid and buddy care, is essential for well-considered planning, expertly trained personnel, and the willingness to respond to the nation’s needs at a moment’s notice. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Weaver)