posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 03:49 AM
This should probably be in one of those ATS grey boxes, but this is only my third post or so and I don't want to mess up...
Anyone up to 60 years old can join and you don't have to get out until you are 70.
I just copied this from the Texas State Guard site. Here goes...
"The Texas State Guard (TXSG) is one of three branches of the Military Forces of the State of Texas, reporting to The Texas Adjutant General. The
other two branches of the Military Forces of the State of Texas are the Texas Army National Guard, and Texas Air National Guard.
The Texas State Guard (TXSG) is a State Military Force which assists Texas Civil Authorities in times of Texas State Emergencies and in On-Going
Support of Local Communities; and consists of six Civil Affairs Regiments, The Air Division, The Medical Reserve Corps, and Maritime Regiment."
The TXSG has four major Sub-Commands: Army, Air, Maritime and Medical.
"TEXANS SERVING TEXAS"
Army - To provide trained soldiers for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA), support the Texas Army National Guard, and non-governmental
Air - The mission of the Air Wings is to provide mission-capable airmen as a force multiplier for the Texas Air National Guard and for other missions
in support of homeland security through Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA).
Maritime - The mission of the Texas Maritime Regiment (TMR) is provide highly trained military personal for Defense Support to Civil Authorities
(DSCA), for operations in the maritime, littoral, and riverine environments in support of homeland defense and in response to man-made or natural
Medical - The mission of the Texas Medical Brigade (TMB) is to augment health and medical support in times of need. TMB maintains a highly trained
force that is rapidly deployable to provide appropriately qualified Health, Medical and Support personnel in accordance with the Defense Support of
Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions.
ONGOING / CURRENT OPERATIONS
Department of Defense Interface Communications Exercise (DICE)
Operation Border Star I, II, III, IV, & V
Oral Rabies Vaccination Program
Support to State Operations Center (SOC)
Support to Texas National Guard
Support to Texas Air National Guard
Support to TXMF Muster Day
Military Ceremonies & Funeral Support
Community Service Support
PAST ACTIVE-DUTY OPERATIONS
Hurricane Ike (2008)
Hurricane Gustav (2008)
Hurricane Dolly (2008)
Hurricane Dean (2007)
Lake Leon Flood (2007)
Marble Falls Flood (2007)
Operation Wrangler (2006)
Hurricane Rita (2005)
Hurricane Katrina (2005)
Hurricane Ivan (2005)
Space Shuttle Debris Recovery, Weatherford (2003)
and others dating back to 1943 "