Texas guard military intelligence unit partners with Maryland and California soldiers for Talon Strike 2019 

Texas Military Department seal
Texas Military Department seal

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Army National Guard’s 71st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade kicked off Talon Strike 2019, a two-week training event, July 27 to Aug. 10, 2019 in partnership with guardsmen from the Maryland and California Army National Guard.


The event will draw in more than 400 military intelligence and support Soldiers to the San Antonio area to train on military intelligence requirements and support staff operations.

“We are focused on ensuring our soldiers from Maryland, California and Texas receive realistic training and are ready to employ their training and skills for the challenges we have planned during this exercise while building long-lasting professional relationships,” said Col. Michael J. Liesmann, brigade commander, 71st EMIB.

The event will include communication re-transmission training that allows critical flow of information when in an austere environment, a command post exercise that will be specifically geared toward preparing the 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade from Maryland to operate in multi-dimensional environments.

Talon Strike 2019 brings together a unique group of people to achieve a common goal .The Texas guardsmen participating are your teachers, college students, your fire fighters and they bring those same skills to the National Guard to serve their community, state and nation.

The mission of the Texas Military Department 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 Office of State Administration (formerly the Office of the Executive Director), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG) and the Texas State Guard (TXSG).

For more information about the Texas Military Department visit https://tmd.texas.gov.



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