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Media wishing to cover the Texas State Guard annual training at Fort Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas, are invited to do so on Friday April 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the Mass Casualty exercise, or Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for Shelter Operations, Points of Distribution, and Emergency Tracking exercises, and Saturday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ground search and rescue and map skills training.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Friday, April 27, 2018, by 9:00 a.m. with Public Affairs Officer Chief Warrant Officer 3 Janet Schmelzer at 817-821-0899; email: Janet.Schmelzer@txsg.state.tx.us.
The Texas National Guard Fort Wolters training site is located at the intersection of Hood Rd., Warren and Heintzelman Rd. Media will be required to show credentials.
Texas State Guard to Conduct Annual Training at Fort Wolters
AUSTIN, Texas (April 24, 2018) – Members of the Texas State Guard, in support of local and state agencies, will conduct disaster preparedness at Fort Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas, from April 26-29, 2018.
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 a mass casualty exercise, first aid, medical response to disasters, shelter management operations, and evacuation tracking procedures and ground search and rescue.
“We are training so that the Texas State Guard is ready to respond to assist our fellow Texans when called upon by the Texas Military Department to provide guardsmen who are skilled and highly trained medical responders to an emergency or disaster,” said Brig. Gen. Constance McNabb, Commander, Texas Medical Brigade, Texas State Guard. “The Medical Brigade will train on Disaster Response and Casualty Care Skills. Our mass casualty exercise will train our guardsmen in a field environment which will simulate a real-world emergency situation,"
The Medical Brigade will train to augment its joint capabilities with the Texas Military Department's Medical Response operations to man-made disasters.
Units from the Army Component at Fort Wolters will train on shelter management operations, points of distribution, emergency tracking operations, and ground search and rescue.
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