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Members of the media are required to coordinate coverage and RSVP no later than Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by 6 p.m., with the state Public Affairs Office at 512-782-5620; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All media must arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. Camp Mabry is accessed at the Maintenance Drive gate from 35th Street and media will be required to show credentials at the gate.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Austin’s Camp Mabry to hold force protection exercise
CAMP MABRY, Texas (February 17, 2015) – The Texas Military Forces, along with the Austin Police Department, will conduct a joint force protection training exercise at Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, from February 17-18, 2015.
With military readiness and safety being top priorities for the Texas National Guard leadership, this joint training exercise will test scenario driven policies and procedures in place, enhance security, and improve communication with our civilian partners.
Additionally, this exercise provides both the Texas National Guard and the Austin Police Department hands-on training that is necessary for emergency situations.
Again, this is an interagency training exercise and there are no immediate threats to Camp Mabry. During this time, the post will remain open to the public, however it is possible visitors will experience service delays.
The mission of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
For more information about the Texas Military Forces visit our Website at www.txmf.us.
Texas Military Forces Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703