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  • 150th Special Operations Wing History

    The mission of the New Mexico Air National Guard is to provide unsurpassed aerospace combat capability and combat support forces to meet any contingency in the world.The New Mexico Air National Guard was federally recognized on 7 July 1947 as the 188th Fighter Bomber Squadron. The unit was composed of a utility flight equipped with Douglas B-26
  • AIR NATIONAL GUARD PALACE CHASE PROGRAM

    Palace Chase is a voluntary separation program for active duty Air Force officers and enlisted members. It affords you an opportunity to separate from active duty early and serve the remaining portion of your commitment in the Texas Air National Guard. If you'd like to learn more about this program or find out how to apply, please send us an
  • AIR NATIONAL GUARD PALACE FRONT PROGRAM

    The Palace Front program is a transfer program which allows active duty Air Force officers and enlisted members to transfer from the United States Air Force to the Texas Air National Guard the day after separation from the Air Force non-Palace Chase, normally upon completing their Active Duty Service Commitment (ADSC) or on reaching their date of
  • C-130

    The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Forces, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve Command, fulfilling a wide range of operational missions in both peace and war situations. Basic and specialized versions of the aircraft airframe perform a diverse number of roles, including airlift support, Antarctic ice resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, aerial spray missions, firefighting duties for the U.S. Forest Service and natural disaster relief missions.
  • CV-22 Osprey

    The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. The mission of the CV-22 is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.
  • HH-60G Pave Hawk

    The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war, including civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, security cooperation/aviation advisory, NASA space flight support, and rescue command and control.
  • History of the New Mexico Air National Guard - 1947-Present

    The New Mexico Air National Guard was federally recognized on 7 July 1947 as the 188th Fighter Bomber Squadron. The unit was composed of a utility flight equipped with Douglas B-26 light bombers, a fighter squadron composed of 100 officers and airmen flying 25 P-51 mustangs and three T-6 Texan trainers, plus a small weather detachment. The 188th's
  • NON-PRIOR SERVICE

    ENLISTMENT REQUIREMENTS The Air National Guard is looking for high quality individuals to take us into the 21st century. If you have never served in the military, and you meet the following qualifications, you may be just the person we are looking for. · High school graduate or equivalent · 17 - 34 years old (If you are 17 years old, you must have
  • PRIOR SERVICE

    ENLISTMENT PROCESS Prior-Service Procedures for Enlistment in the Air National Guard (Prior Service) The process begins with your local Air National Guard Recruiting office. You will: · Receive your initial interview by a Recruiter to determine your tentative qualifications for entrance into the Texas Air National Guard · Receive a complete
  • RC-26

    The RC-26B mission is flown by the ANG in eleven different states and provides airborne imagery, on-board exploitation and limited dissemination to various ground components. The platform can also assume other homeland security missions. This aircraft is a highly mobile surveillance and reconnaissance platform with a small logistics footprint that rapidly deploys to contingency and counter-drug missions in all 50 states and OCONUS if necessary.
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