“In Texas, we hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, and Texans can be assured that no state is more prepared than ours to handle the full spectrum of threats, including man-made and natural disasters. Our emergency response team in Texas is second to none, an effort that speaks to the dedication and abilities of our emergency planners, the courage of those who willingly head into danger while everyone else flees, and the essential generosity of our citizens.” (Courtesy of the Office of the Governor)
CAMP MABRY, Texas - The Texas Military Forces Open House featuring the American Heroes Air Show is a free event - open to the public - that allows visitors to learn more about the Texas Military Forces and our inter-agency partners. It’s scheduled to take place here, in Austin, on April 20-21, 2012. Click the title for the event flyer. You can also find out more at our website: www.txmf.us.
CAMP MABRY, Texas - This video was played yesterday at The Adjutant General’s Annual Observation of Women’s History Month here, and discusses the involvement of women in military operations throughout Texas history.
CAMP MABRY, Texas - The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols, has launched an official Facebook page. By following his page, you can keep up with his activities and guidance to the members of the Texas Military Forces.
“Gov. Rick Perry has activated Texas Military Forces (TXMF) personnel and equipment as a severe winter storm threatens communities in the Texas Panhandle. These resources will be used to provide assistance as necessary on roadways as the storm makes its way across the region.” (Click title for the complete release from the Office of the Governor)
CAMP MABRY, Texas - We’re conducting a routine exercise at Camp Mabry, in Austin, today. Please be patient at the gate, as you may notice a slight delay entering post.
Dement Named TXARNG Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel
CAMP MABRY, Texas - The Adjutant General is pleased to announce Lt. Col. (Promotable) Darrell W. Dement of Cedar Park will assume duties as the Texas Army National Guard Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (G1), effective Feb. 15, 2013. He replaces retiring Col. Ron McLaurin.
Dement, a Gulf War and Iraq War Veteran, will be the principal staff officer responsible for oversight and control over all matters concerning human resource management within the Texas Army National Guard. He previously served as the Director for Plans & Policy (J5) for the Joint Force Headquarters, Texas Military Forces.
CAMP MABRY, Texas - The Texas Military Forces is honored to have provided a chaplain, a seven-person rifle detail and a flyover by two F-16 Fighting Falcons in support of the funeral for Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle (Apr. 8, 1974 - Feb. 2, 2013), a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer and former Navy SEAL, at the Texas State Cemetery, in Austin, today.
Kyle, a native Texan and Iraq War Veteran, was dubbed the “Devil of Ramadi” by Iraqi insurgents, and has been credited with more than 150 confirmed kills by the Department of Defense, which makes him the most lethal sniper in American military history.
“Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Major Gen. John F. Nichols of Spring Branch as Adjutant General of Texas for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The adjutant general is commander of the Texas Military Forces, and subordinate only to the governor in matters pertaining to the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard and Texas State Guard.” (Click title for the complete release from the Office of the Governor)
Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols (left), The Adjutant General of Texas, welcomed staff from the Office of the Governor and the Texas Legislature to Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013. The state employees were briefed on current activities and were provided a tour of the Texas Military Forces facility. (Click photo to see more)