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Media is invited to cover the training exercises on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All media coverage will require coordination with the TXSG Public Affairs Officer assigned to Camp Swift for parking instructions and media escort.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Thursday, April 4, 2019, by 5 p.m. with Staff Sgt. Timothy Pruitt at 512-294-6461 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Swift, Bastrop, Texas 78602, is located at 1705 Highway 95 N. Media will be required to show credentials at the gate.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas State Guard to conduct annual training at Camp Swift in Bastrop
AUSTIN, Texas (April 3, 2019) – The Texas State Guard, in support of local and state agencies, will conduct mission essential task list training to strengthen its disaster preparedness at Camp Swift, in Bastrop, Texas, near Austin, from April 4-7, 2019. The Texas State Guard Texas Maritime Regiment, and the Army Component 19th and 4th Regiments will be training at this site.
The designated training is designed to strengthen emergency response capabilities by training for an emergency with operations in multiple displaced locations. The training will include land navigation in relation to search and rescue, points of distribution, shelter management, and evacuation tracking procedures.
In recent years the Texas State Guard has been called to state active duty for hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and wildfires. The Texas State Guard is the lead military component for Operation Lone Star in the Rio Grande Valley—the state’s annual humanitarian medical mission—and provides support to the state’s annual Oral Rabies Vaccination Program and the East Texas Medical Outreach missions in East Texas.
The Texas State Guard is the state’s military agency, trained, organized and ready to respond when a disaster strikes and Texans need help.
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 https://tmd.texas.gov.
Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703