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Meida wishing to cover the Open House are invoted to do so on Saturday, April 26, 2014 and must coordinate with the Public Affairs Office for parking and a media escort. Representatives from the Texas Military Forces, City of Austin, and the American Heroes Air Show are scheduled to be available for interviews.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Friday April 25, 2014, by 5 p.m., with the State Public Affairs office at (o) 512-782-5452 or (m) 512-426-0909; email: email@example.com.
Media will be required to access Camp Mabry from the gate at 35th Street and Exposition and will be required to show credentials at the gate
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas Military Forces' Open House and Air Show This Weekend
CAMP MABRY, Texas (April 22, 2014) – The Texas Military Forces (TXMF) will be opening the doors of Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 2014, for its annual Open House featuring the American Heroes Air Show.
The free two-day event will feature an Air Show, opening ceremony, the Traveling Vietnam Wall, Naturalization ceremony for members of all military branches, World War II reenactments, K-9 search and rescue demonstrations, as well as many other events. New to the lineup, this year, the Missing in America Project will hold a special memorial service for 12 unclaimed Central Texas Veterans. Additionally, the crucial role of helicopters in Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Urban Search and Rescue, and National Guard Support to Civil Authorities in Domestic Operations will be illustrated.
“This is our opportunity to thank you for supporting the Texas Military Forces as we have deployed thousands of your hometown Guardsmen to places like Iraq and Afghanistan-as well as to fires and floods right here in Central Texas,” said Texas Adjutant General Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols. “It's an honor to serve Texas citizens both home and abroad.”
Admission to the event is free and anyone entering Camp Mabry must show a valid photo ID. For complete event information please visit our website at www.txmf.us.
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
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703