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The request asks how Texas Military Forces (TXMF), a state agency that includes the Texas National Guard, should reconcile Texas law, which does not recognize same-sex marriage, with the U.S.
TXMF says national guard personnel are under state purview only until they are called to active duty, at which point they answer to the federal government.
"What action, if any, can the TXMF take in order to fulfill the [defense department] policy of extending spousal and dependent benefits to same-sex spouses without violating the Texas Constitution or Texas state law?" the letter asks.
Operation Jump Start began in May 2006 and engaged more than 1,500 TXMF personnel during its first year along 1,200 miles of international border with Mexico.
Also representative of JIIM work is the historic precedent of September 2006, when the TXMF was designated by the Governor's Division of Emergency Management as the lead state agency for planning and training coordination for the Lower Rio Grande Valley Evacuation Plan.
The TXMF has a special training relationship with the Singapore air force, and some of the visiting CH-47 Chinook pilots live with families in the Dallas area and train with Texas Guard rotary wing aviators in their own Singaporean Chinooks.
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