H. RES. 1250
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 5, 2008
Mr. Lampson (for himself, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Carter, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. McCaul of Texas, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Poe, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Paul, Mr. Brady of Texas, Ms. Granger, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Gohmert, and Mr. Burgess) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
Honoring the Texas Air National Guard 147th Fighter Wing at Ellington Field for protecting the ports, industries, and people of Southeast Texas upon the retirement of its F–16s and its redesignation as the 147th Reconnaissance Wing.
Whereas throughout the history of the 147th Fighter Wing, the unit has flown over 15 different types of aircraft in assorted reconnaissance, support, and combat missions from France to Korea to Iraq;
Whereas the 147th Fighter Wing was responsible for escorting the President following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001;
Whereas the 147th Fighter Wing won the United States Air Force Air-to-Air Weapons Meet in 1978 and 1980, and has successively shown its effectiveness as a unit by receiving outstanding ratings on its Alert Force Evaluations each year, proving that it is one of the finest units in the United States Armed Forces;
Whereas the men and women of the 147th Fighter Wing distinguished themselves and are worthy of recognition for service above and beyond the call of duty during deployment to Southwest Asia as part of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force in 2007;
Whereas the 147th Fighter Wing’s Alert mission defended
the Gulf of Mexico for 54 years and is scheduled to take a
Flight on June 7, 2008, before retiring its F–16s; and
Whereas the 147th Fighter Wing will be redesignated as the 147th Reconnaissance Wing and will dedicate a new Predator Operations Center as it transitions to a new mission during the summer of 2008: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
recognizes the Texas Air National Guard 147th Fighter Wing for its remarkable achievements; and
commends the members of the 147th Fighter Wing for their longstanding service to the Nation.