Texas Air National Guard

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The Texas Air National Guard (TANG), is the Air National Guard (ANG), for the state of Texas and is part of the National Guard which is the organized militia of a particular US state and is a reserve of the US Air Force (USAF). Each state, territory, and the District of Columbia has an Air National Guard. As Federally-organized militia, Air National Guard units are liable to activation by both the President of the United States and the governors of the several states. The Air National Guard is part of the National Guard Bureau which administers both the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

TANG came into the electoral political arena when George W. Bush first ran for President in 2000 when questions about his incomplete service were first brought forward. It again became a major controversy in the 2004 Presidential elections when CBS memos regarding Bush's service in TANG were mentioned in a 60 Minutes broadcast just before the election.

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