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Media wishing to cover the deployment ceremony on Saturday, should arrive to
the Austin Aviation Support Facility, 5102 Emma Browning Ave., Del Valle, Texas 78617 no later
than 10:00 a.m. Personnel will be available for interviews following the event.
For more information, please contact the 36 ID Public Affairs office, Capt. Adam J. Musil at
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Austin Based National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Kuwait
CAMP MABRY, Texas (Feb. 7, 2013) - The 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard, along with family and friends, will say goodbye and good luck to the more than 100 members of the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade on Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., as they mobilize for an upcoming deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The deployment ceremony will be held at the Austin Army Aviation Support Facility in Asutin, Texas near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Once mobilized the group's mission will be to provide AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter support to several locations in Kuwait and most recently spent several months training at Fort Hood.
The unit is made up of approximately 120 soldiers, with the majority of the Soldiers calling Central Texas their home.
For more information, contact the 36th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office, Capt. Adam Musil, (512) 782-5259 or (512) 431-0787.
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).
Texas Military Forces Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703