136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard We are the 136th Airlift Wing, the premier airlift team of choice and home of the only Texas Air National Guard C-130 Hercules flying unit. We are located at NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas.
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Operating as usual

09/27/2020
Helping Agencies Give Helping Hand

Several wing agencies offer members a helping hand in various areas of both their personal and professional lives here at the wing. Take a moment to check out what assistance they offer.

#Resiliency #YouMatter

09/27/2020

“From death to life you are Gods Masterpiece” Chaplin Soto shares a message on Gods creation and value in your life!

09/25/2020
136AW Assumption of Command

An Assumption of Command for the newest 136th Airlift Wing commander was held under #COVID19 safety guidelines during August drill with a Facebook Live event. Immediately following that ceremony, the wing held a retirement ceremony to say farewell to our former commander, Col. (ret.) Chris McGraw.

This video is a compilation of those two ceremonies. Thank you Col McGraw for your 34 years of military service and enjoy your retirement. The wing now looks forward to proudly serving under Wing Commander Col. Keith Williams.

#TexansServingTexas #TMD #Retirement #TexanProud #Heritage

The Joint Staff
09/18/2020

The Joint Staff

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on #ConstitutionDay:

"Every member of the U.S. military swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution and the values embedded within it. This document is founded on the essential principle that all men and women are born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity. We, in uniform, remain committed to our national values and principles embedded in the Constitution.”

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) #KnowYourMil

Congratulations to Major General Tracy R. Norris, Adjutant General of Texas, on being chosen for the Governor's Task For...
09/17/2020

Congratulations to Major General Tracy R. Norris, Adjutant General of Texas, on being chosen for the Governor's Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. #InThisTogether

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Major General Tracy R. Norris, the Adjutant General of Texas, to the Governor's Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. The task force provides expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols, and recommendations related to state responses to infectious diseases. For more info: https://go.usa.gov/xGRu7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255... call someone! #InThisTogether #BeAGoodWingman #BeResilient
09/15/2020

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255... call someone! #InThisTogether #BeAGoodWingman #BeResilient

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo
09/15/2020

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo

Texas Military Department
09/14/2020

Texas Military Department

OASDI Tax Deferral Facts: Service members and civilian employees, you may notice a temporary increase in you pay starting this month. However, the deferred taxes will be taken from your wages between January 1 & April 30, 2021. Save now to ensure you can pay back the tax later! For more information, visit: https://www.dfas.mil/taxes/Social-Security-Deferral/

Where were you when you heard that fateful news 19 years ago today? Please share your memories of this anniversary with ...
09/11/2020

Where were you when you heard that fateful news 19 years ago today? Please share your memories of this anniversary with us.

#NeverForget
#InThisTogether

At 8:46 a.m., on a clear and crisp autumn morning, terrorists in a hijacked commercial plane out of Boston plowed into t...
09/11/2020

At 8:46 a.m., on a clear and crisp autumn morning, terrorists in a hijacked commercial plane out of Boston plowed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center and turned lower Manhattan into a nightmare world of smoke, rubble, and tears.

Seventeen minutes later, terrorists flew United flight 175, also out of Boston, into the South Tower. By 9:21 a.m., all bridges and tunnels into Manhattan were closed.

While the world watched the cowardly acts of terrorism unfolding in New York City in abject horror, 230 miles south, American Airlines flight 77 from Dulles to Los Angeles crashed into the Pentagon at 9:43 a.m. At 9:45 a.m. the U.S. Capitol and White House’s West Wing were evacuated.

The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed at 9:59 a.m. and four minutes later, United Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field.

At 10:28 a.m., the North Tower of the trade center collapsed. New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ordered the complete evacuation of lower Manhattan at 11:02. The last evacuation of New York City was November 25, 1783, during the Revolutionary War when the British evacuated and General George Washington and Governor of New York George Clinton reclaimed the city.

In a New York minute, the lives of all Americans were changed. It wasn’t just the physical skyline of Manhattan; the psychological landscape of the entire world was altered forever. How we remember that day is a mark of our resilient American spirit.

The 9-11 generation includes more than five million Americans who have served in uniform over the past two decades. In contrast to earlier conflicts, everyone in today’s military has chosen to serve in a time of war. Afghanistan and Iraq mark the first time since the Revolutionary War that our nation has engaged in sustained conflicts fought entirely by volunteers.

As Americans, I believe we have a sacred duty to care for all who sacrifice for our defense. We recognize that our country and a generation of Americans were changed in an instant on that date and it is now a day etched in our memories. I invite you to share where you were on Sept. 11, 2001, on our page. On this, the 19th anniversary of those unforgiveable terrorist attacks on American soil, we will not forget the nearly three thousand men, women, and children lost in the attacks on September 11, and the more than six thousand service members who have given their lives in Afghanistan and in Iraq, to the tens of thousands of our Wounded Warriors, and to the Gold Star families of our fallen heroes.

Back in 1783, after the British evacuated, entry into the city under General Washington was delayed until a still flying British Union Flag could be removed. It had been nailed to a flagpole at Fort George on the Battery at the southern tip of Manhattan as a final act of defiance, and the pole was greased. After a number of men attempted to tear down the British colors, wooden cleats were cut and nailed to the pole and, with the help of a ladder, a Army Veteran, John Van Arsdale, was able to ascend the pole, remove the flag, and replace it with the Stars and Stripes before the British fleet had completely sailed out of sight.

Today, in remembrance of the events of 9-11, we proudly hoist our American flag in front of our 136th Airlift Wing Headquarters building – no cleats necessary. Just as the American flag was draped from the Pentagon and hung on girders in New York City, this flag stands for our nation and the shared history, pride, principles, and commitment of its people. The flag’s 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Its 50 white stars on a blue field represent the 50 states. The red represents valor and bravery; the white – purity and innocence; and blue – vigilance, perseverance, and justice. And, like the Americans who stood against terrorism on that fateful day in 2001, and the brave volunteer service members serving since then, these colors never run. If you’re reading this as a Veteran or current service member, thank you for your service. If you’re a family member, thank you for all you do for our Citizen Airmen. (Article courtesy of Ms. Kat Bailey, Public Affairs Director, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass.)

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo
09/11/2020

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo
09/11/2020

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on August 8 that allows employers to defer withholding Social Securi...
09/11/2020

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on August 8 that allows employers to defer withholding Social Security taxes.
However, it's a payroll "deferral," not payroll "forgiveness" — meaning it's a temporary change, and service members and Defense Department civilians have to pay that money in 2021.
Internal Revenue Service officials said the Presidential Memorandum defers the employee portion of Social Security taxes. The Social Security tax is set for employees by law at 6.2 percent.
For service members, that would be 6.2 percent of basic pay. An E-5 with eight years of service has a monthly basic pay rate of $3,306.30. The monthly Social Security tax equals $204.99. Through the end of the year, this adds up to $819.96.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, the deferred Social Security taxes will be collected through April 30, 2021. So, that E-5 with eight years of service who received a total of $819.96 from the tax deferral now has to pay it back early in 2021.
So the funds will be distributed per paycheck over the next four months. Then starting in January 2021, the funds will be taken over the following four months, concluding in April '21.

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo
09/08/2020

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo

Here's a bit more insight from CMSAF Bass on the upcoming payroll tax deferral information.
09/08/2020

Here's a bit more insight from CMSAF Bass on the upcoming payroll tax deferral information.

Teammates - I’ve been getting a lot of messages about the Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral, set to go into effect for the September mid-month pay.

Unfortunately, neither military members nor civilian employees are eligible to opt-out of the deferral. If your monthly basic pay is less than $8,666.66, Defense Finance and Accounting Service - DFAS will temporarily defer the 6.2% Social Security Tax withholding.

𝗕𝗟: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗳𝗲𝘄 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀, 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿.

Leaders — make sure your Airmen and families are tracking to prevent financial strain in the future. For the families that need additional financial help... our Airman & Family Readiness Centers and Military OneSource stand ready to assist.

For more info on the Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral visit: https://go.usa.gov/xGWrm

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo
09/07/2020

136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard's cover photo

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
09/07/2020

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

America’s workers represent the backbone of our great society. This #LaborDay, we celebrate their spirit and resilience!

UPCOMING CHANGES IN PAYROLLSocial Security Payroll Tax Deferral: For more information, visit https://go.usa.gov/xGWbJMil...
09/07/2020
Social Security Deferral

UPCOMING CHANGES IN PAYROLL

Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral: For more information, visit https://go.usa.gov/xGWbJ

Military Members - Effective for the September mid-month pay, DFAS will temporarily defer the withholding of your 6.2% Social Security tax if your monthly rate of basic pay is less than $8,666.66. If your monthly rate of basic pay is at or above this threshold, your social security tax withholding will not be affected by the temporary deferral. Military members can use their August or prior LES as a good reference for their typical Social Security tax amount. The Social Security tax is labeled as “FICA-SOC SECURITY” on the LES and is calculated as 6.2% of basic pay.

Civilian Employees - Effective pay period ending September 12, 2020, DFAS will temporarily defer your 6.2% OASDI tax withholding if your wages, subject to OASDI are $4,000 or less in any given pay period. Employees can use the “Taxable Wages” on the LES as a good reference for whether they will have OASDI tax deferred.

The OASDI deduction is found on your LES under the deductions tab/section.

The official website of the Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS)

Happy Labor Day to all our Wing Warriors and their families!!!
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day to all our Wing Warriors and their families!!!

Wishing everyone a safe and fun Labor Day! Rest easy knowing that your Air National Guard continues to stand watch, stateside and worldwide. #LaborDay2020

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is never the right choice. Seeking help is a sign of strength. ...
09/03/2020

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is never the right choice. Seeking help is a sign of strength. #Resiliency #InThisTogether #BeaGoodWingman

09/02/2020

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The key phrase for this month is “Connect to Protect,” which reinforces those strong bonds between family, friends, your community and our wing. Our Director of Psychological Health (DPH) is Ms. May Coulter and she can be reached at [email protected].

If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless, is in crisis, or just needs some support, you are not alone. Ask a trusted friend for assistance and reach out for support by calling the Military Crisis Line at: 1-800-273-8255 or Military OneSource at: 1-800-342-9647.
#ConnectToProtect #BeThere #InThisTogether #BeResilient

As a reminder, specific uniform changes have taken affect today with the OCPs. Read on for the details...
09/01/2020

As a reminder, specific uniform changes have taken affect today with the OCPs. Read on for the details...

REMINDER:

As of today, certain items are now required when wearing the OCP Uniform. Some of the changes are shown in the image below. Please review AFI 36-2903 for a full listing.

**Wear of the OCP uniform is not mandatory until April 2021**

This weekend Col. Keith Williams officially assumed command of the 136th Airlift Wing. The ceremony, originally schedule...
08/30/2020

This weekend Col. Keith Williams officially assumed command of the 136th Airlift Wing. The ceremony, originally scheduled for March this year, was delayed due to COVID-19 response operations. We are glad to finally celebrate this day and welcome in the newest Wing Commander! Congratulations, Sir!
#TexansServingTexas #GoGuard #TMD #airnationalguard

Congratulations to Col. Chris McGraw on your retirement after 34 years of service (20 with the 136AW). We are sad to see...
08/30/2020

Congratulations to Col. Chris McGraw on your retirement after 34 years of service (20 with the 136AW). We are sad to see you go, but are thankful for your #service. We wish you the best, and hope you enjoy your next adventure!
#heritage #TexansServingTexas

08/30/2020

From Maj Gen Dawn Ferrell, Deputy Adjutant General:
“Greetings! One of our old friends, Chief Johnny Jones, is in poor health and not doing well. We are hoping to compile some photos/messages/video messages from his many friends and share with him this week. It would lift his spirits and mean the world to him right now. If you'd like to participate, please send your message to either me or Marsha Krotky at 903-453-5454. Please include your name and a photo! Thanks in advance to all willing to participate. It will mean so much. ❤"
Please spread the word amongst the ‘old-timers’ who knew Johnny.

08/30/2020

136AW Chapel Service

08/29/2020
08/29/2020

Please join us at 10 am today for the 136th Airlift Wing’s Assumption of Command coming to you live! #GoGuard #TMD #AirNationalGuard

08/28/2020
Working with #COVID19 safety and social distancing in mind, video conferencing gets the job done, and done well.  With m...
08/28/2020

Working with #COVID19 safety and social distancing in mind, video conferencing gets the job done, and done well. With more than 1,000 Texas Guardsmen mobilized to support #tmdhurricaneresponse operations, communications between the TAG and her commanders are more vital to the mission's success. #InThisTogether #TexansServingTexas #HurricaneLaura2020

Maj. Gen. Tracy R. Norris, the Adjutant General of Texas, and Brig. Gen. Tom Suelzer, chatted today with the strong leaders of Task Force Eagle and the 136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard about their efforts in the Hurricane Laura response. Thank you all for the hard work!

United States Air Force
08/27/2020

United States Air Force

Today we celebrate #WomensEqualityDay, honoring those who fought for equality, and still fight today.

This date in August was set aside by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment. Ratified in 1920, the 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. This historic milestone marked a significant victory for the suffrage movement in America and it represents progress for women seeking equal rights and treatment in all facets of American society.

#AimHigh

Storm is a comin’! Battin down the hatches!!!
08/26/2020

Storm is a comin’! Battin down the hatches!!!

Flying the friendly skies before #HurricaneLaura hits the Texas/Louisiana borders, #C130Hercules air crews transported a...
08/26/2020

Flying the friendly skies before #HurricaneLaura hits the Texas/Louisiana borders, #C130Hercules air crews transported assistance and supplies to Beaumont, Texas, today. One way #CitizenAirmen are helping our Texas communities is by delivering approximately 2,400 pounds of water and 500 pounds of cots and sleeping bags before the storm hits. More than 1,000 Texas Guardsmen have been mobilized to support storm response operations. We are #TexansServingTexas! #TMD #InThisTogether #AirNationalGuard #TMDHurricaneResponse

08/26/2020

‘Man’s (and Woman’s) best friend’ has a special place in many of our hearts. 🐕 Help us celebrate #NationalDogDay today by posting photos here of your special pups!!! We’d even like to see some of our feline friends if you’d prefer!
UPDATE: Photos can be uploaded at this time.

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Texas Air National Guard. Home of the C-130 aircraft. We have a dual mission: Federal - deploying to augment the USAF; State - homeland defense as citizen warriors.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30

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(817) 852-3344

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About 2 weeks ago, I had the awesome privilege of meeting many from the 136 AW traveling from Ft. Worth. They staged at the Flying J truck stop in Waco, Texas. They allowed me the great honor and joy of buying their food and assorted items. That experience gave me such joy! It was greatly needed, too. I wished I could have had a barbecue for all of them, instead. Because I see every single one of them as my family. And I love them! So it was one of my greatest joys to “feed” them. There was one group that came through very late at night. They were the last ones to arrive for that night. I want to thank all of those who allowed me so much joy! And shaking their hands was one of the greatest privileges I have ever enjoyed. Each and every single handshake was the absolute best gift I could have been given. Those men and women are my family. And I love them. God bless and keep all of you! And I look forward to the next time I get to meet members of the 136th Airlift Wing!
I was a member of the medical group retired 2005 I deigned our Sqd insignia and patch wanted to now if the image was available to send to me if possible. IT was with the other unit emblems
First story of the summer!
Open invitation from a 136th MDG member! https://www.facebook.com/212785946013557/posts/286371291988355/
Is the 181st getting any of this?
It's summer, and that means Blue Star Museums. Blue Star Families partners with the National Endowment for the Arts to provide military families free admission to many museums all over the country. The program runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Follow the link and click on the map to see what museums are participating in your area. Our family has planned entire vacation routes around Blue Star Museums. Lots of kid-friendly options. Take advantage of this opportunity to take the kids on fun, educational excursions to places with air conditioning this summer.
136 SFS Doing work!
Medical equipment repair tech 1994 -2005 Msgt Michael Bowen 136th Medical Squadron / Group