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Camp Mabry Exercise Today

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

Lt. Col. Darrell W. DementCAMP 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.

TXMF Supports Chris Kyle’s Funeral in Austin

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. Perry Reappoints Nichols as Adjutant General of Texas

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." 

Gov. Perry Activates State Resources as Winter Storm Threatens Texas Panhandle

"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)

MLK Day of Service - Jan. 21, 2013

What is the MLK Day of Service?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’"

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

Find out more at: www.MLKDay.gov

Executive Leadership Development Program

Lorie Khatod, a civilian with the Department of the Army’s Installation Management Command, discusses her participation in the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) during a visit to Camp Swift, near Bastrop, Texas, Jan. 15, 2013. ELDP provides Department of Defense (DOD) and interagency personnel the opportunity to participate in an exceptional joint and enterprise-wide Civilian leadership training and development experience. (Video produced by the Texas Military Forces Public Affairs Office)

Executive Leadership development programParticipants in the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) practice convoy maneuvers in a virtual convoy operations trainer at Camp Swift, near Bastrop, Texas, Jan. 15, 2013. ELDP provides Department of Defense (DOD) and interagency personnel the opportunity to participate in an exceptional joint and enterprise-wide Civilian leadership training and development experience. (National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Malcolm McClendon) 130115-Z-FG822-002

Compilation of events from the TXMF 2012

A compilation of events that took place during 2012 throughout the Texas Military Forces. (Video produced by the Texas Military Forces Public Affairs Office)