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2nd Regiment About the 2nd Regiment TXSG (Austin Greys)

On 10 FEB 1941, the Defense Act (H.B. No. 45) authorized a volunteer militia. Volunteers from the Austin area were constituted as the 5th Battalion of the Texas Defense Guard. This unit remained active throughout World War II and in 1943 the 48th Legislature changed the name of the Defense Guard to Texas State Guard.

After the Texas State Guard was inactivated on 28 AUG 1947 (AGTX-GO 21), the 50th Legislature re-authorized the Texas State Guard Reserve Corps on 26 JAN 1948 (AGTX-GO 4) and the unit reformed and designated the 10th Regiment. In 1958 the unit was re-designated the 6th Military Defense Group and in 1965 renamed the 6th Military Police Group.

When the Texas State Guard reorganized on 1 JUL 1993 the state defense force from Central Texas was designated as the 1st Brigade and the name Austin Greys reclaimed for the unit.

The Austin Greys take their name from a unit constituted in 1800 as part of the Texas Volunteer Guard. The Austin Greys unit was Co. A of the 2nd Infantry Regiment. It was known by that name until 1888. After 1890, Co. A was renamed the Travis Rifles.

COL Frank Woodall, Commanding
 Brigade Role: Civil Affairs
 Nickname: Austin Greys
 Symbolism: The blue shield signifies the original infantry mission of the unit with the Capitol dome in gold honoring the State Capitol in Austin.
 Area of Operation: Central Texas (Temple, Brownwood, Clifton, Killeen, Waco, Austin)

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