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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Texas Air National Guard wing transports 468 Hurricane Harvey evacuees

    Hurricane Harvey has been named the most hazardous land-falling tropical cyclone in the continental U.S. The hurricane dropped more than 51 inches of water in a 6-day period, causing an estimated $75 billion in damages. In support of critical efforts to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey, members of the 181st Airlift Squadron with the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard, have been working around the clock to provide personnel, equipment and air support for evacuees in southern Texas.
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