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  • Lone Star Airmen takes on Army's regional Best Warrior Competition

    TMD's Best Warrior Competition has it's only Citizen Airman competing against Army at the regional level.
  • One Year Under the Pandemic

    From the words of the Commander: taking a look over the past year and all the missions our 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen have accomplish and the areas we continue to support.
  • Citizen Airmen satisfy Texas-sized thirst

    After Winter Storm Uri, the 136th Airlift Wing assisted in delivering nearly 1,300 tons of bottled water statewide to communities without potable drinking water.
  • Enlisted leadership regards 136AW Citizen Airmen's input

    Chief Master Sgt. Michael Cornitius, Texas Military Department Command Senior Enlisted Leader, visited 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard Airmen Nov. 14-15, 2020.
  • Of Grog and Battle

    A call went out to the masses - their presence is needed, as battle is near. Warriors gather in twos and threes until the full number arrive. The siren sounds. “ALARM RED! ALARM RED! Move it, combatants! Social hour is over; you’re on my time, now!” bellowed the Mister and Madam Vice. The 2020 136th Airlift Wing Combat Dining-In had begun. More than 200 Citizen Airmen participated in the combat dining-in February 22, 2020, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Connect to Lead: Innovation in the Air Force

    The Air Force encourages Airmen through education outlets and new technology companies to be catalysts for change by partnering with AFWERX. With this team, and the 136th Airlift Wing's new "Inno Room", Citizen Airmen can begin to implement change.
  • Lights Out, Take Off!

    It’s pitch black. The sun has set, and the lights are out on the flight line July 17, 2019, at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wis. Only a few dim lights shine around a C-130 Hercules as the crew prepare for takeoff. While aircrew don night vision equipment, two Airmen move quickly down the runway to lay out the mobile Phantom Lighting kit.
  • Summer – A time to enjoy family, friends, and practice good risk management

    As Airmen approach and plan for summer activities, leadership at all levels should take the time to discuss risk management and highlight hazards Airmen may encounter during the upcoming months. The Air Force’s top three leaders began that conversation in a tri-signature memorandum recently sent to all Airmen.
  • Texas Air Guard concludes Aviation Rotation 19.1 in Poland

    During Aviation Rotation 19.1, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, 136th Airlift Wing Airmen strengthened capabilities between U.S. and NATO allies through participation in strategic joint force operations and training to enhance partner interoperability and maintain combined readiness.
  • Daughters inherit mother’s love of service

    For the Menkens, military service is now a family business. Growing up in a large family with limited options for a college education, Lisa was the first woman in her family to serve in the military. Though she wasn’t pushed toward the military, she looked to her father’s time in service, and her decision was easily made.
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