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Texans support Operation Lone Star

Wing commander talks to Airmen.

Col. Keith Williams, 136th Airlift Wing commander, highlights to his Citizen Airmen his key three Rs (Respect, Represent and Reaching Back) to remember during their deployment to the Texas Border mission, Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Airman hands out a COVID test swab.

Texas Army National Guard Spec. Medina, a medical specialist, hands a swab to Citizen Airmen for Covid texting prior to their deployment in support of Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Airman checks in with medical on deployment line.

Texas Air National Guard Citizen Airmen prepare to deploy in support of Operation Lone Star from the 136th Airlift Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Command Chief talks to Airmen.

Chief Master Chief Trey McKinney, 136th Airlift Wing's command chief, informs his Citizen Airmen of what's instore for them during their deployment to support Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Airman preps a COVID testing strip.

Texas Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Kyle Chan, 136th Logistics Readiness Squadron, preps a COVID-19 test strip as part of the out-processsing line for more than 160 of the wing's Citizen Airmen to support Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Airman sits and fills out paperwork.

Texas Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Mildred Hayanga, 136th Force Support Squadron, fills out paperwork prior to deploying in support of Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Airman swabs nose with COVID test swab.

Citizen Airmen from the 136th Airlift Wing are given a COVID-19 test as part of their out-processing to support Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Airmen check in with deployment desk

Texas Air National Guard Citizen Airmen prepare to deploy in support of Operation Lone Star from the 136th Airlift Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Airman receives flu shot from medical.

Air National Guard Master Sgt. Zach Trujillo, 136th Medical Group, gives Master Sgt. Lynn Means, 136th Airlift Wing Public Affairs NCOIC, a flu vaccinaiton during the processing to support Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Airman takes testing swab.
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Sitting in his car, Texas Air National Guard Senior Airman Joseph Morin, 136th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance journeyman, is given a COVID-19 test swab as part of their out-processing to support Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Soldier preps COVID test strip.
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Texas Army National Guard Spec. Medina, medical specialist, preps a COVID-19 test strip as part of the out-processsing line for more than 160 of the wing's Citizen Airmen to support Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

Command Chief coins Airmen.
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Texas Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Trey McKinney, 136th Airlift Wing command chief, coin the Citizen Airmen and Soldiers who supported the COVID testing as part of the wing out-processing in support of Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)

NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas -- Col. Keith Williams, 136th Airlift Wing commander, highlights to his Citizen Airmen his key three Rs (Respect, Represent and Reaching Back) to remember during their deployment to the Texas Border mission, Operation Lone Star. Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Department of Public Safety launched Operation Lone Star designed to integrate the Texas National Guard to deploy air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas within Texas. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie Briden-Garcia)