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State Politics and Military Training in Texas

May 23, 2011

May 23-25, 2011; Austin and San Antonio, Texas
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center Media Relation Officers Neda Brown and Melissa Waheibi
Telephone: 646-282-2830; email:

Date: 05/23/2011 Location: San Antonio, Texas Description: FPC tour to cover Air Force training at Lackland, AFB in San Antonio, Texas - State Dept Image

A dozen foreign journalists from Euope and Asia traveled to Texas to cover state politics with a focus on redistricting and also U.S. military training.  The group got a comprehensive overview of Texas politics in meetings with state Senator Kel Seliger, state Representative Joaquin Castro, University of Texas political science experts, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, MALDEF and other political players.  The group spent their final day at Lackland, AFB where they covered Air Force basic training, the Defense Language Institute, and the International Air Forces training school.