Operation Joint Eagle prepares Texas Guardsmen for disaster September 23rd, 2013
The members of the Texas National Guard’s Joint Task Force 136 (Maneuver Enhancement Brigade) demonstrate this level of preparedness in all they do.
DART-West assists with Colorado response September 20th, 2013
The National Guard’s Domestic All-Hazards Response Team-West (DART-W), which is currently being led by the Texas Army National Guard’s 36th Infantry Division, headquartered at Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, is in direct coordination with the Colorado National Guard and is ready to provide force packages, if needed for flood relief efforts in Colorado.
Operation Talisman Saber: TXARNG trains with Australian Army August 19th, 2013
The Talisman Saber exercise brings together U.S. and Australian forces every two years. The two militaries have strengthened and improved their ability to plan, communicate, and conduct complex operations together. A partnership fostered by the first U.S. Naval Fleet visit in 1908. For over one hundred years our two forces and governments have solidified into a great partnership through training and fighting together. We have served alongside each other in every major conflict since WWII.
TXARNG engineers clear the way July 1st, 2013
As National Guard citizen-soldiers and airmen gear up for their required annual training, the men and women assigned to the 454th Engineer Company, 111th Engineer Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), spent time at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas, preparing for a route clearance mission in Afghanistan, where they’re slated to deploy early next year.
Joint Task Force 71 trains in 'Urban Shield' February 22nd, 2013
“The goal of this training is to successfully support our civilian agencies, while responding and executing our mission under the most realistic training scenario possible,” said Army Col. Lee Schnell, commander of JTF-71 (MEB). “We are treating this exercise as a real incident.”
Texas Guard opens ranks to Special Operations Detachment February 15th, 2013
“It’s an exciting time for Texas Special Forces as we add the Special Operations Detachment to our [Texas National Guard] current Special Forces structure,” said Lt. Col. Doug O’Connell, SOD-A detachment commander. “The addition of the SOD-A coupled with the two SF Companies currently in place and a theater Special Forces Support Company means Texas now has the ability to support worldwide missions.”