Texas Military Department welcomes public for annual open house this weekend

AUSTIN — The Texas Military Department and Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, will host its annual open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., this Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2019. The event will feature the American Heroes Show.

The free two-day event will feature a variety of military vehicles and equipment on display, a helicopter show, the Traveling Vietnam Wall, a World War II reenactment, local first responder demonstrations, and many other events. This year, the department will award the Lone Star Medal of Valor to more than a dozen service members for their exceptional contributions during Hurricane Harvey.

The event will also highlight the crucial role of helicopters in law enforcement, public safety, urban search and rescue and National Guard support to civil authorities in domestic operations through aerial demonstrations, weather dependent.

“I look forward to this event every year. Opening our gates and welcoming the public into Camp Mabry gives us a chance to educate our friends and neighbors on the many missions of the Texas Military Department,” said Texas Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Tracy R. Norris. “This is a great opportunity for our fellow Texans to see how coordination with local communities and partner first responders is crucial in our efforts to serve our citizens both at home and abroad.”

Admission to the event is free and food vendors will be set up throughout the event. Anyone entering Camp Mabry must show a valid photo ID. For complete event information or to view the schedule of events, visit https://tmd.texas.gov/tmd-open-house.
**All events can be relocated or canceled due to inclement weather. Please check Texas Military Department’s social media and website for up-to-date information.

The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) 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 Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General’s Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG).

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

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