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Tennessee Army Guard Assists Motorists in West Tennessee

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 168th Military Police Battalion and the Volunteer Training Site-Milan have been mobilized to assist motorists in the Dyer County area of West Tennessee.

The National Guard Teams, equipped with water, food and blankets, will conduct welfare checks on motorists to make sure there are no health emergencies. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee National Guard Furloughs Employees Due to Government Shutdown

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – The government shutdown leaves more than 1,500 Tennessee National Guard military technicians and contract employees throughout the state on unpaid furlough.

Major General Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General notified employees last week of possible furloughs beginning on October 1st, 2013.

“This is an across the board furlough effecting essentially every military technician and contract employee in the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard,” Haston said. “There is no question that this will  cause serious hardships on our employees and degrade our ability to conduct operations, but even with the government shutdown, our remaining Soldiers and Airmen will strive to continue to meet the challenges and ensure the security of our state and nation.  Our Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) and Tennessee State employees will continue to work and maintain essential operations of the Military Department.”

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Tennessee Celebrates 376th Birthday of the National Guard

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers and Airmen gathered at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters on December 13th to celebrate and honor the 376th Birthday of the National Guard.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, held the birthday celebration and cake cutting to remember the long and storied history of the Guard, the oldest component of the Armed forces in the United States.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, presents Pfc. Zuri Walker with the ceremonial saber to cut the cake celebrating the 376th Birthday of the National Guard. (Photo by: Spc. Sterling Dailey)

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, presents Pfc. Zuri Walker with the ceremonial saber to cut the cake celebrating the 376th Birthday of the National Guard. (Photo by: Spc. Sterling Dailey)

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Employment Assistance Workshop set for Middle Tennessee Veterans

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, states that a Middle Tennessee Employment Assistance Workshop will be held February 14th-16th for National Guard members, Reservists, and all veterans. It is also for spouses and it is completely free to participants.

The workshop will take place at the National Guard’s 118th Air Wing Headquarters in Nashville, 240 Knapp Boulevard, Building 801. «Read the rest of this article»

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Air Force Announces Future Force Structure and Mission Changes for Air National Guard

 

Tennessee National Air GuardNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General today announced that National Guard Bureau has released limited information on the future missions and force structure of Tennessee’s Air National Guard.

All three flying wings in Tennessee will be affected by the changes that support the August 2011 Budget Control Act requiring the Department of Defense to find more than $487 billion in savings over the next 10 years. «Read the rest of this article»

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Marsha Blackburn upset at Pentagon proposal to cut Army Budget

 
U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

Clarksville, TN – The Pentagon announced today that it plans to trim the number of Army troops by 13 percent beginning in 2013.   U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn calls this “Dangerous.”

“The number one priority of our government is to protect the American people from threats to our nation.  It is extremely dangerous for President Obama to gut our nation’s defense when we all know it is already spread too thin,” Blackburn told Clarksville Online.

Earlier today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he was seeking to reduce the number of active US Army soldiers from 570,000 in 2010, to 490,000 by 2017.  Panetta proposed a $613 billion budget for the year starting in October-a $525 billion base spending plan and $88.4 billion for combat operations primarily in Afghanistan.

Congressman Marsha Blackburn has lunch with men and women of the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan (Photo courtesy of the 101st Airborne Division)

Congressman Marsha Blackburn has lunch with men and women of the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan (Photo courtesy of the 101st Airborne Division)

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Middle Tennessee Job Fair for Veterans set for December 15th

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, has announced a Middle Tennessee Job Fair to be held in Smyrna Thursday, December 15th, for National Guard members, Reservists, spouses, and all veterans.

The Job Fair will be at the National Guard’s Regional Training Institute, Building 500, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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National Guard responds to Hurricane Irene

 

More than 2,000 Soldiers and Airmen move to East Coast

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Major General Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, announced today that more than 2,000 Tennessee National Guard troops will respond to East Coast states to assist in rescue and recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

“Tennessee received a request through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact for troops and equipment for rescue and recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Irene,” said MG Haston.  “The Tennessee Army and Air National Guard stand ready to assist however needed.”

The Emergency Management Assistance Compact is a congressionally ratified organization that provides form and structure to interstate mutual aid. «Read the rest of this article»

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Middle Tennessee Employment Workshop, Job Fair for Veterans next week

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, has announced a three-day Employment Assistance Workshop to be held in Smyrna, TN and open to National Guard members, Reservists, and all Veterans.  It is also open to spouses and completely free to all participants.

The workshop is set for July 26th, 27th and 28th at the National Guard Regional Training Institute, Building 500, in Smyrna. Registration is at 7:45am July 26th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Two Tennessee Army National Guard Pilots Killed in Helicopter Crash

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Major General Max Haston sadly announced today that 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph Williams, Jr. and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole both of Knoxville were killed Saturday when their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed in Campbell County. The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.

“The entire Tennessee National Guard is deeply saddened at the loss of Lt. Williams and Chief Warrant Officer Cole,” said Haston. «Read the rest of this article»

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