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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tennessee Guard Participates in National Emergency Exercise

    Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 10:21am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Over the next ten days, the Tennessee Military Department will participate in a large-scale emergency response exercise: Shaken Fury 2019. Shaken Fury is a national-level emergency response and recovery exercise hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will take place in various locations throughout the Southeastern United States.

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  • Secretary of State Visits Tennessee Troops in Poland

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 02:32pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz, and Poland’s Deputy Minister of Defense Marek Lapinski visited Tennessee National Guard soldiers at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Poland on February 13. More than 800 soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment are currently deployed in support of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence based in Orzysz, Poland.

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  • 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment Change of Command

    Friday, February 01, 2019 | 07:43am

    Knoxville, TN - The 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard, will conduct a change of command ceremony on Sunday, February 3 at the Regimental Headquarters located at 3330 Sutherland Ave. in Knoxville. The physical location of the event is on the West High School football field directly behind the regimental headquarters. Army units conduct change-of-command ceremonies whenever a new commander takes charge.

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  • Tennessee to Celebrate National Guard’s 382nd Birthday

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 08:06am

    On December 13, at 1:00pm, in Nashville’s Joint Force Headquarters, the Tennessee Military Department is celebrating the 382nd Birthday of the National Guard, the country's oldest military organization. To honor the legacy of the men and women who have served and still serve, Tennessee’s Adjutant General will officiate over a cake-cutting ceremony to honor this distinguished organization.

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  • Huntingdon Native, Tommy Baker, Promoted to Major General

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 08:54am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tommy H. Baker, of Huntingdon, was promoted to Major General in a ceremony held at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters on Friday, November 9, 2018. Baker, the Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Tennessee National Guard, is responsible for the training and supervision of the more than 9,000 Soldiers in the Tennessee Army National Guard.

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