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  • Tennessee Guard Clears Debris in Putnam County

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 12:52pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Starting on March 10, Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard began assisting Putnam County with cleaning up massive amounts of debris, damaged property, and trash left in the wake of an EF-4 tornado that struck the area in the early morning hours of March 3.

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  • Tennessee Guard’s 278th Completes NATO Mission in Poland

    Friday, January 24, 2020 | 12:55pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Approximately 110 Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Knoxville, returned to Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site on Thursday, January 23, following a nine-month long deployment as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland.

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  • Governor Visits Tenn. National Guard Troops Ahead of Deployment

    Friday, January 03, 2020 | 04:10pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, visited with more than 20 Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Alcoa on January 3, as the Soldiers prepare for an upcoming overseas deployment.

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  • Volunteer Challenge Academy to Graduate Current Class

    Friday, December 13, 2019 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Saturday, December 14, the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy will graduate its 5th class in the Hall of Flags at the Tennessee National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters located at 3041 Sidco Drive, in Nashville. The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. CST, will recognize the hard work and dedication of 41 cadets who completed the 22-week resident phase of the Academy.

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  • Tenn. Guard’s 776th Maint. Co. returns from Overseas Deployment

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 08:14am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 120 Soldiers from Tennessee’s 776th Support Maintenance Company, headquartered in Elizabethton and Mountain City, are returning from an overseas deployment on November 21. After serving 11 months in Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield, the returning unit is scheduled to arrive at the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna at approximately 9:10 a.m. CST.

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  • 168th Military Police Battalion to Deploy and Honor Local Hero

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 02:05pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee National Guard announced today that the Dyersburg based 168th Military Police Battalion will deploy to Cuba this winter. More than 100 Soldiers assigned to the unit have been training for over one year in preparation for their year-long deployment to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.

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  • Tennessee National Guard Unveils New Solar Power Initiative

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019 | 08:09am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It shouldn’t be any guess as to which primary color is the U.S. Army’s favorite… GREEN! The various shades of earth tones in a soldier’s uniform reflects the terrain in which they operate. Just as nature conceals soldiers from the enemy, they are devoted to protecting the U.S. homeland from harm. Over the last few months, the Tennessee National Guard has been making great strides to become a much greener organization.

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  • Athens Soldier awarded Ribbon for Valor

    Monday, November 04, 2019 | 08:05am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On November 2, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, awarded the Adjutant General’s Ribbon for Valor to Sgt. Ryan Grillo at the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna. Grillo, an Athens native and soldier with the 1176th Transportation Company, was awarded the Ribbon for Valor for exceptional meritorious heroism.

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  • 194th Engineer Brigade Prepares to Deploy

    Friday, September 06, 2019 | 02:52pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee National Guard announced today that the Jackson based 194th Engineering Brigade will deploy to Kuwait this fall. The more than 100 Soldiers assigned to the unit have been training for over a year to manage engineer operations throughout the Middle East.

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  • Tennessee Guard Unit Returns from Kosovo

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 07:04am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 100 National Guard Soldiers from Tullahoma’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion returned to Smyrna on July 17 after an 11-month deployment to Kosovo.

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  • 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion Returns from Kosovo Deployment

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 08:32am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 100 personnel of the Tennessee National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion, headquartered in Tullahoma, are scheduled to return from their overseas deployment to Kosovo on July 17 at approximately 1:15 pm CST to the Volunteer Training Site-Smyrna. The 1-230th AHB has been at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo for the last nine months as part of Kosovo Force – KFOR, a NATO led mission that builds peace and maintains stability in the area.

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