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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of the importance of family. In the aftermath of Harvey, it is vital to recognize the importance of not only our family and friends, but of our community as a whole. I often mention "It Only Takes One" when referring to the potential impact of hurricanes to Texas. Hurricane Harvey made landfall not just once, but three times, and from Rockport to Port Arthur, we are recovering from a historic storm.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2017
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. On the night of October 8, 1871 the blaze began as a seemingly small barn fire. However, by the next day the fire had rapidly grown and engulfed a large portion of Chicago, ravaging the city. On October 10 the fire was finally brought under control, but the damage was already done.
Consider for a moment how much we rely on information – is anything more important? How about accurate information? What would happen if the information being provided could not be trusted? How big of an impact could it have on the mission of those entrusted with public safety?
DOMESTIC OPERATIONS: THE RIGHT FORCE AT THE RIGHT TIME
The Adjutant General's (TAG) vision statement is: "America's premier state military comprised of mission-ready professionals fully engaged with our communities, and relevant through the 21st century." The TAG's vision statement contains two key words: "relevant" and "ready." The Texas Military Department (TMD) organizational mission statement offers a short definition of relevant and ready: "Provide the right force at the right time."
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