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  • Strong Bonds is Coming for Labor Day Weekend

    Does your family need a break in the action, time to reconnect with one another? Are you feeling like you want a weekend getaway to somewhere loaded with family fun? Well, look no further. Have we got a deal for you!The Strong Bonds Family Wellness retreat is coming to the 136AW in September during

  • You Are...What You Eat

    Being informed is a great way to ensure you are eating right and doing the proper exercises. In the past I have written about making sure you have a plan before you go to the gym. How about making sure you have a plan before you go out to eat or make your meals at home.One of my previous newsletter

  • Accessioning in the 21st century

    A photographer rushes to the scene of jeering family members as they embrace their loved ones returning from a deployment; full of emotion and exuberance, capturing the essence of the moment and communicating it to the public instantaneously.Here at the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard,

  • Texas gets tough on Human Trafficking

    We all know that human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that forces people to work against their will under threat of violence. Often men are forced to work in dangerous jobs for low without proper safety equipment. Women and girls are often forced into prostitution. The victims may work

  • A Father's Day gift Home from Afghanistan

    For the past week more than 140 members of the 136th Airlift Wing Maintenance and Operations Group have arrived here with smiles on their faces and eagerly jump into the arms of their love ones. They arrived home just in time for Father's Day."I'm glad to be back," smiled Maj. Mark LaDrew, as his

  • By the Grace of God--Life after Katrina

    Hurricane season is upon us again. Six years ago the biggest hurricane hit the coast of Louisiana devastating New Orleans and wiping out entire communities. More than one million people were displaced. Among them was Patricia J. Johnson, chaplain's assistant, 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National

  • 136 AW Citizen Warriors deploy to Afghanistan

    Fighting in the rocky mountains and desert sands of Afghanistan, a timely airdrop of equipment can make all the difference to the American and Coalition fighters on the ground. Providing those vital supplies will be the mission of the approximately 140 members of the 136th Operations and Maintenance

  • Providing the presence of holy

    Anyone who has ever deployed knows just how stressful an experience it can be. But for any one of those deployed Airmen there is a place they can turn to for support: the chaplain's office.During a deployment, the overall role of the chaplain's office is to "provide the presence of holy," said Tech.

  • Where in the world is ... 136th chaplain at the edge of the earth

    When they say that you just never know where the Texas National Guard might take you, they really mean it! Just ask Chaplain (Major) Laura Adelia, 136AW Wing Chaplain, whose duties have taken her literally to the edge of the earth. Traveling to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, by way of Christchurch,

  • OLS team receives support from local schools

    Each year, hundreds of Texans come from all over the state to help their fellow Texans in Operation Lone Star, but the operation would not be successful without the support of the local communities.One of the biggest ways the local community plays a role in Operation Lone Star is by providing the