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Texas Guardsmen Mobilize in Support of Texas Floods

AUSTIN, Texas (May 2, 2019) – At the request the Texas Governor, members of the Texas Military Department were mobilized in support of possible severe weather and flooding in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Initial response crews mobilized to Dallas on May 1, 2019.
Currently, three water operations/boat teams, from the Texas State Guard, remain prepositioned on standby in the area to assist with any emergency and/or water search and rescues as a result of possible severe weather this week.
“This is what we train for,” said Lt. Col. Laura S. Cross, state public affairs officer, Texas Military Department. “And we’re proud to stand beside our civilian partners, first responders and volunteers to serve the citizens of Texas.”



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).

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