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Media wishing to cover the Texas State Guard annual training at the Galveston locations are invited to observe boat rescue operations, ground search and rescue, evacuation operations, emergency tracking operations, and shelter management operations on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Sea Star Base, Galveston, Texas.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Friday, April 27, 2018, by 4 p.m., for parking instructions and a schedule of training events, to the Texas Maritime Regiment Public Affairs Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Dale Laine, at 521-922-4430 or Staff Sgt. Timothy Pruitt at 512-294-6461; email: Dale.Laine22@txsg.state.tx.us.
Sea Scout Base is located at 7509 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77554. Media will be required to show credentials.
Texas State Guard to Conduct Annual Training at Galveston
AUSTIN, Texas (April 24, 2018) – Members of the Texas State Guard, in support of local and state agencies, will conduct disaster preparedness exercises in Galveston at three locations from April 26-29, 2018. The Galveston area locations are Sea Star Base, Jack Brooks Park, Pelican Island, and La Marque, Texas.
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 ground search and rescue, rescue boat and dive training, shelter management operations, web-based emergency operations, evacuation tracking procedures, and emergency communications.
“The Texas State Guard annual training prepares our guardsmen to support local civil emergency management operations during an emergency or disaster, such as a hurricane, flooding, wildfires, or a man-made disaster. This training makes our guardsmen mission ready to serve our fellow Texans," stated Capt. Joe Cave, Commander, Texas Maritime Regiment, Texas State Guard.
In recent years the Texas State Guard has been called to state active duty for hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and wildfires. During Hurricane Harvey, the Texas State Guard conducted boat rescues, evacuation and shelter management operations, as well as emergency tracking network operations.
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