Air National Guard Birthday
The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) congratulates the Air National Guard on its 75th birthday. The Air Guard was created at the same time as the Air Force, in 1947, and has served faithfully since, with its mission of training and preparing the citizen-airman to respond either to the governors for state emergencies or to the call of the President in times of national crisis. The vision of the ANG is to provide mission-ready Airmen to the nation and communities.
The Air National Guard, like all reserve components of the Armed Forces, is essentially the modern militia. Citizens who hold civilian jobs and spend time in their own communities volunteer their service several times a year and are subject to federal and state needs. In Texas, Air National Guard and other Guardsmen are often called up to serve in southern areas for hurricane relief. Their main bases in this state are in Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. But like all reservists and National Guard, these airmen originate from all around the state.
These incredible men and women manage their time with their own jobs, their families, and their volunteer responsibilities, all with world-class smiles. They serve with honor just as their Active-duty Airmen counterparts.
The motto on the ANG website reads: “In the Air National Guard, we bring people from diverse backgrounds together to defend freedom and protect communities — locally and globally.” That’s a high calling, and a bold purpose.
The VLB is grateful that the Air National Guard is here to help our great state and our nation. Thanks to all who serve as Guardsmen, especially those who are also Airmen.
The VLB is happy to provide any needed help for these American heroes. The mission for the VLB is “to ensure that we offer the very best package of Veterans benefits in the country and those of us who work for the VLB strive to meet those goals every day. For more than 70 years, we have had the honor to serve Veterans, Military Members and their families in Texas, and we look forward to keeping that promise in the years to come.” Call 1–800–252–8387, email VLBinfo@glo.texas.gov, or visit vlb.texas.gov to see the different benefits available.
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