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  • Tennessee National Guard Supports Presidential Inauguration

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 06:17pm

    Over 750 Soldiers and Airmen with the Tennessee National Guard are part of a 25,000 member National Guard task force supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration and assisting with security for the U.S. Capitol and other Federal properties in Washington, D.C.

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  • 2020: A year like no other for the Tennessee National Guard

    Thursday, January 07, 2021 | 06:28pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 2020 has been a turbulent yet historic year for the Soldiers and Airmen of the Tennessee National Guard and Tennessee State Guard, one that personified their time-honored volunteer tradition. Thousands of Guardsmen have volunteered to serve the State of Tennessee – something not seen since the early stages of the Global War on Terror.

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  • Tennessee State Guard Receiving New Commander

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 05:58pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, announced today that Brig. Gen. (Tenn.) Juan R. Santiago, from Memphis, is to become the new commander of the Tennessee State Guard.

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  • The Birth of the National Guard – The Birth of a Nation

    Friday, December 11, 2020 | 05:23pm

    The National Guard celebrates its 384th birthday on Dec. 13, 2020. This date is etched on the cornerstone of our Nation as it represents the first moment our society took its defense into our own hands. It was also the first step in building a nation out of an untamed and dangerous wilderness. This date signifies the moment the Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia regiments to defend the colony from the growing threat of American Indian attacks. Other American colonies would follow their example and the militia would later become the basis for the Continental Army. The organized militia has since become the oldest military branch and the only military force required by our constitution.

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  • Murfreesboro Guardsman testing community for COVID-19

    Friday, December 04, 2020 | 05:18pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Throughout 2020, the Tennessee National Guard has been supporting various foreign operations around the world, as well as domestic emergencies at home. The most pivotal of them all has been COVID-19, and for one Tennessee National Guardsman, it’s a battle that serves great purpose.

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  • Tennessee Guardsmen Returning from Kosovo

    Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 11:00am

    LOUISVILLE, Tenn. – Approximately 25 Soldiers assigned to the Tennessee National Guard’s Detachment 1, Company C, 2-135th Aviation Regiment from Louisville are scheduled to return home Nov. 13 and 14, after a successful 10-month deployment to Kosovo.

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  • Tennessee Guard reaches another milestone in COVID-19 testing

    Friday, October 09, 2020 | 11:35am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Since March, the Tennessee National Guard has been working diligently alongside Tennessee’s Department of Health, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and various other state and local agencies to successfully administer COVID-19 tests to fellow Tennesseans. By Oct. 8, Tennessee guardsmen have successfully tested over 400,000 of their fellow citizens.

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  • Nashville’s 1129th Finance Detachment Deploying

    Friday, September 25, 2020 | 03:28pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee National Guard’s 1129th Finance Management Support Detachment in Nashville will be leaving this weekend for a 10-month deployment in the U.S. European Command area of operations in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

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