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Media wishing to cover the Joint Reserve Center renaming on Monday, April 7, 2014, may do so and must arrive at the Lufkin Joint Reserve Center, 4201 North Medford Dr. Lufkin, TX no later than 1:30 p.m. leadership and family will be available for interviews followinf the event.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Lufkin's Joint Reserve Center renamed after local veteran
CAMP MABRY, Texas (April 4, 2014) - On Monday, April 7, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard, will hold a ceremony to rename the Lufkin Joint Forces Reserve Center in Lufkin, Texas, after local veteran John H. Taylor.
A resident of Lufkin throughout his life, the late John H. Taylor was a recipient of the Silver Star for his service in World War II as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He was also instrumental in bringing a Texas National Guard unit to Lufkin. A request to name the armory after Taylor was initiated by local leadership and approved by the Lufkin city council. The request was later approved by the United States Army.
Approximately 400 Texas National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers use the reserve center for drills and other training events.
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 Phone: 512-782-5620