• Soldiers scheduled to return home from year-long deployment

    Friday, October 13, 2017 | 2:44pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Approximately 120 Soldiers with the Tennessee Army National Guard 230th Signal Company, out of Nashville, Tenn., are scheduled to return home Saturday morning from a year-long deployment overseas. The Soldiers were tasked with providing IT support to U.S. Troops in seven different countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. 

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  • Tennessee Guard Military Police arrive in Virgin Islands

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017 | 10:45am

    Members of the 252nd Military Police Co., 117th MP Battalion, Tenn. Army National Guard climb aboard a Tenn. Air Guard C-17 Globemaster out of Memphis bound for the US Virgin Islands.  The 252nd MP Co. will assist local authorities in the USVI with various tasks such as point of distribution (POD) security and traffic control along major roadways.

    U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Tennessee Army National Guard Military Police from the 117th Military Police Battalion, headquartered in Athens, began their deployment to the U.S. Virgin Islands over the weekend, and continued on Monday and Tuesday.  A total of twenty personnel from the 117th Battalion and 120 personnel from Cleveland and Oneida’s 252nd MP Company are part of an overall National Guard MP contingent headed to the islands. The MP’s are providing security for supply distribution points and augment the VI local authorities.

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  • Tennessee Guard Continues Hurricane Recovery Operations in Virgin Islands

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017 | 8:30am

    Two Tenn. Army Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters perform sling load operations in the US Virgin Islands in support of relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

    U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Tennessee Army National Guard aviators are a key part of the combined hurricane recovery operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Tennessee UH-60 Blackhawks and crews controlling Task Force Smokey have welcomed an additional four UH-60’s and thirty three personnel from the Missouri Army National Guard.  The Missouri detachment will take part in the ongoing mission of moving large numbers of troops and cargo over terrain unsuitable for ground vehicles.  

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  • TN National Guard Security Forces Airmen return from Bulgaria

    Friday, September 22, 2017 | 8:51am

    Members of the Bulgarian Army show off an MT-LB Multi-Purpose Tracked Vehicle that is part of the Bulgarian Army to Staff Sgt. Nathan West, Staff Sgt. Vincent Estes, and Master Sgt. Jason Kelley, of the 118th Security Forces Squadron, September 14.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  –  Three members of the 118th Security Forces Squadron, out of Joint Base Berry Field in Nashville, Tenn., returned from a training mission in Botevgard, Bulgaria, September 15. The Airmen were there to demonstrate various skills while working within Tennessee’s State Partnership Program.

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  • Tennessee Helicopters Headed to Virgin Islands

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 8:19am

    Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers of the 1-230th Aviation Regiment load a UH-60L Blackhawk helicopter on to a New York Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III to assist in recovery efforts in the US Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters and 34 Soldiers assigned to the 1/230th Aviation Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard, are headed to the US Virgin Islands to assist in recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma.

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  • Tennessee National Guard prepared if need arises during eclipse

    Friday, August 18, 2017 | 1:57pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  From Clarksville to Athens, Tennessee is at the epicenter of next week’s eclipse.  With the eclipse comes thousands of visitors, and the Tennessee National Guard is well prepared. Guard Soldiers and Airmen will work with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to support local and state authorities as needed.

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  • Viral Photo of Soldier Saluting Funeral Procession Identified

    Friday, July 14, 2017 | 7:17am

    The viral photo of a Soldier saluting a funeral procession while standing in the rain has been identified.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The viral photo of a Soldier saluting a funeral procession while standing in the rain has been identified.  Colonel Jack L. Usrey is the Senior Army Advisor to the Adjutant General at Tennessee National Guard Headquarters in Nashville.  While driving from Ft. Knox, KY last week, Col. Usrey met a funeral procession, stopped, got out of his vehicle and paid his respects to the deceased.

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  • Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 8:39am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Deputy Gov. Jim Henry and Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. CDT at the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy at 3965 Stewarts Lane, in Nashville.

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  • TN National Guard Joins in Statewide Cyber Security Exercise

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 2:12pm

    Tech. Sgt. Anthony Cherry, left, and Staff Sgt. Philip Wallace manage personnel actions, such as accountability and availability of National Guard personnel at the Emergency Operations Center of the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville June 15.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week, Soldiers and Airmen of the Tennessee National Guard are taking part in a statewide exercise focused on cyber threats. This is part of the annual joint Tennessee Maneuvers (TNMAN) exercise, working with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee State Guard, and various other state agencies taking place June and July.

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