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FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas Military Department to Authorize Media Embeds
AUSTIN, Texas (August 31, 2017) – Beginning at 4:30 PM CST the Texas Military Department will allow media to accompany military assets as they participate in rescues and evacuation efforts related to Hurricane Harvey relief operations.
To embed with a military asset, you must travel to
The Ford Park Entertainment Center 5115 Interstate 10 South, Beaumont, TX 77705
A press conference will be held at 4:30 PM with Col. Scott Mac Leod, Task Force Commander of Hurricane Harvey relief to explain operational rules for all media. Processing will begin to assign a military asset for embed and issue a time frame for missions.
No reservations will be provided ahead of time, you must be at the Ford Center to receive your embed time frame.
Embed availability will be based on mission need, however we will attempt to honor all requests. In the event that requests surpass availability, requesters may be grouped by network or channel.
This access may be revoked at any time for concerns of safety or mission readiness.
Advisory: In boarding a military vehicle or embedding with The Texas Military Department you agree to hold harmless the Texas Military Department or any agency or military forces assisting in the recovery from Hurricane Harvey in the event of injury or death. You must complete the attached Hold Harmless Agreement prior to embedding. Failure to fill the required form does not place liability on the Texas Military Department.
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