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Media wishing to cover the tree lighting ceremony are invited to do so on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. and must arrive no later than 10:40 a.m. to allow for parking and coordination.

 Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 with the State Public Affairs office at (o) 512-782-5620; email:

Camp Mabry is accessed at the Maintenance Drive gate from 35th Street. Media will be required to show credentials at the gate.



Camp Mabry hosts annual holiday tree lighting


AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 6, 2017) – The Texas Military Department will host its annual holiday tree lighting at Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, Dec. 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. The event welcomes TMD employees, families and members of the community to celebrate the holiday season.

Texas Adjutant General John F. Nichols will deliver remarks before the tree lighting. In addition, the Texas Army National Guard’s 36th Infantry Division Band will perform a series of holiday carols.




The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) 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 Department is 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 Department visit our Website at


Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703
Phone: 512-782-5620