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  • US Airmen arrive at Chilean Trade and Air Show, FIDAE

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AFNS) -- Over 130 Airmen and Guardians have touched down in Santiago, Chile, to participate in the Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio, or FIDAE, Latin America’s largest aerospace, defense and security exhibition April 5-10.Among those representing the U.S. Air Force are 12th

  • Texas Guard’s 136th Airlift Wing completes four-day exercise

    FORT WORTH, TX -- The 136th Airlift Wing conducted an operational readiness exercise Feb. 11-15 to assess its strengths and vulnerabilities and ensure a force of combat-ready Airmen.”The readiness exercise validates units performing their mission essential tasks in a contested, degraded and

  • Texas Air National Guard wing tests innovative cargo system

    HOUSTON – A new technology allows cargo pallets to be stacked on top of each other, enabling storage for more pallets without sacrificing cargo space in an aircraft.“Traditionally, we load pallets with tools, equipment, luggage, install a net, and then load it onto a cargo aircraft. Then that

  • Texas National Guard maintenance Airman earns military wings

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – An Airman assigned to the Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing recently learned she had been accepted into the Army’s Aviation Rotary Wing program as a warrant officer, making her dream of flying military aircraft an actuality.“I look at those airplanes and I think, ‘Wow, I’m

  • 111th Med Group hosts Advanced Trauma Life Support course

    HORSHAM, Pa. – More than a dozen Air National Guard members from six states learned the ABCs during a medical course hosted by the 111th Medical Group.Not the song to teach preschoolers the alphabet, but the "ABCDE" approach to treating trauma patients.The 111th Medical Group hosted 16 ANG members

  • Lone Star Gunfighters use experience to train F-16 pilots

    SAN ANTONIO – The 182nd Fighter Squadron stands as one of the premier fighter training units in the nation. The job of its instructor pilots is to take inexperienced fighter pilots and teach them how to employ the F-16 to defend the country.The 182nd FS is a part of the Air National Guards 149th

  • 149 FW uses STRATFI program to scale additive manufacturing

    SAN ANTONIO – Following the unveiling of the Air Force’s Strategic Financing (STRATFI) program in March 2020, the 149th Fighter Wing has partnered with an innovative startup company to scale additive manufacturing capabilities across the Texas Military Department and Air National Guard.Of the 21

  • Texas Air National Guard feeding families in need

    ARLINGTON, Texas – In the heat of a Texas summer morning, Tech. Sgt. Brenna Jackson directs vehicles through the exit of the food distribution operations area, noting each driver's face as they pass her by. Some drivers smile through their masks and wave a thank you.Most pull their masks off to

  • Maintenance team makes face masks for Texas Air Guard members

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When guidance came out that personnel on base should wear face coverings when within 6 feet of each other, one Air National Guard member with a personal 3D printer figured he could help.Staff Sgt. Paul Renker, a 149th Fighter Wing hydraulics technician,

  • Guarding Texas 'til the cows come home

    When Hurricane Harvey invaded the Gulf Coast of Texas, Government agencies from 40 states converged to provide assistance. Although Harvey delivered America its worst natural disaster, it also provided the chance for some of America's bravest and brightest to shine through teamwork and ingenuity.