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Media wishing to cover the Open House are invited to do so on Saturday or Sunday, April 22-23, 2017, and must coordinate with the Public Affairs Office for parking and a media escort. Representatives from the Texas Military Forces, Austin Police Department and the American Heroes Air Show will be available for interviews.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Friday April 21, 2017, by 4 p.m., with the State Public Affairs office at (o) 512-782-5620 or (m) 512-426-0909; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Mabry is accessed at the Maintenance Drive gate from 35th Street.Media will be required to show credentials at the gate.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas Military Department Open House and American Heroes Show this Weekend
AUSTIN, Texas (April 19, 2017) The Texas Military Department and Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, will host its annual open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., this Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017. The event will feature the American Heroes Show.
The free two-day event will feature a helicopter show, parachute jump team, the Traveling Vietnam Wall, a naturalization ceremony for 21 members of all military branches, a World War II reenactment, local first responder demonstrations, and many other events.
The event will also highlight the crucial role of helicopters in law enforcement, public safety, urban search and rescue and National Guard support to civil authorities in domestic operations through aerial demonstrations, weather dependent.
“We look forward to this opportunity every year to thank the community for supporting the Texas Military Department,” said Texas Adjutant General Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols. “The backing of our community and the partners is crucial in our efforts to serve Texas citizens both home and abroad.”
Admission to the event is free and food vendors will be set up throughout the event. Anyone entering Camp Mabry must show a valid photo ID. For complete event information or to view the schedule of events, visit https://tmd.texas.gov/tmd-open-house.
**All events can be relocated or canceled due to inclement weather. Please check Texas Military Department’s social media and website for up-to-date information.
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 https://tmd.texas.gov.
Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703