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"Texans Defending Texas"


Media wishing to cover the deployment ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, should arrive at the Austin Aviation Support Facility, 5102 Emma Browning Ave., Del Valle, Texas 78617 no later -than 10:00 a.m. Personnel will be available for interviews following the event.

For more information, please contact the 36 ID Public Affairs office, Capt. Adam J. Musil at
512-782-5259 or 512-431-0787; email:

Texas National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Kuwait

CAMP MABRY, Texas (Feb. 25, 2013) - The Texas Army National Guard's 36th Infantry Division is scheduled to bid goodbye and good luck to its 449th Aviation Support Battalion, on wednesday, Feb 27 at 10:30 a.m., as the battalion mobilizes to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Deployment ceremony is slated to be held at the Austin Army Aviation Support Facility in Austin, Texas, near Austin-Bergstrom International AIrport.
Once mobilized, their expected mission will be to provide aviation maintenance and ground support to the Texas Army National Guard's 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, which has already begun a deployment to Kuwait. The 449th Aviation Support Battalion headquarted in San Antonio is made up of approximately 260 soldiers, with the majority of the soldiers calling Central Texas their home.
For more information, contact the 36th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office, Capt. Adam Musil, (512) 782-5259 or (512) 431-0787.
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
Phone: 512-782-5620