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Tennessee Army National Guard Blackhawk Helicopters head to Virgin Islands

 

Tennessee Army National GuardNashville, TN – 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.

The helicopters were loaded onto C17 Globemaster III and C130 Hercules aircraft from New York and Rhode Island at Joint Base Berry Field late Wednesday afternoon.

“That’s what the National Guard does,” said Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee Adjutant General.

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.

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.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Opens Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy

 

Alternative residential program operated by the Tennessee National Guard

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has officially opened the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy, an alternative residential program operated by the Tennessee National Guard that offers youth between ages 16-18 who have dropped out of school a chance to earn a high school equivalency diploma outside of a traditional school setting.

The academy is housed at the site of the former Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville where Haslam was joined Friday by Deputy Governor Jim Henry and Major General Max Haston for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The first class of approximately 100 cadets is set to begin July 9th, 2017.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Tennessee Strong Act

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act at the Tennessee Department of Military in Nashville. Haslam was joined by Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown), Rep. David Hawk (R-Greeneville) and Major General Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act May 25th, 2017 at the Tennessee Department of Military in Nashville. (MSgt Robin Brown, Tennessee National Guard)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act May 25th, 2017 at the Tennessee Department of Military in Nashville. (MSgt Robin Brown, Tennessee National Guard)

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Tennessee Adjutant General Max Haston Receives Danish Medal

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – In a ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27th, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, received the Danish Home Guard Meritorious Service Medal.

The award was presented by the commander of the Danish Home Guard, Maj. Gen. Finn Winkler, for spearheading the groundwork for future training opportunities between the Tennessee National Guard and the Danish Home Guard.

Right, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, the Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, received the Danish Home Guard Meritorious Service Medal from Danish Maj. Gen. Finn Winkler, commander of the Danish Home Guard, at a ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters on March 27th. (Army Staff Sgt. William Jones/TNNG/Released)

Right, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, the Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, received the Danish Home Guard Meritorious Service Medal from Danish Maj. Gen. Finn Winkler, commander of the Danish Home Guard, at a ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters on March 27th. (Army Staff Sgt. William Jones/TNNG/Released)

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Tennessee National Guard Youth Challenge Program Ready to Roll

 

Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe AcademyNashville, TN – Early last year Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Deputy Governor Jim Henry, Commissioner of Children’s Services Bonnie Hommrich and Major General Max Haston announced that Tennessee is the latest state to be approved by the Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

After months of preparation, the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy (TNVCA)  is ready to become a reality.

The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is a 17-month, voluntary, second-chance program for 16-to 18-year-old struggling youth who may have dropped out of school or behind in credits.

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From Hurricanes to Forrest Fires, Tennessee National Guard Wraps Up Busy Week

 

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Army National Guard sent helicopters and crews to South Carolina late last week as the state made preparations ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival.

The rotary wing assets were requested by South Carolina through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact process whereby states can ask for help in time of crisis, or other natural disasters.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency serves as the mitigating agency for such requests and works regularly with other state emergency management agencies to facilitate these cooperative agreements.

A Tennessee Army Guard Blackhawk Helicopter equipped with a Bambi Bucket conducts aerial firefighting on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga on October 11, 2016. (Tennessee Forestry Division)

A Tennessee Army Guard Blackhawk Helicopter equipped with a Bambi Bucket conducts aerial firefighting on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga on October 11, 2016. (Tennessee Forestry Division)

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Tennessee Military Department Conducts Active Aggressor Exercise

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – When it comes to emergencies, you can never be too prepared. In order to have a plan in place for the worst kind of incidents and disasters, the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, conducted an Active Aggressor (Active Shooter) Exercise on Wednesday, August 31st.

The exercise was conducted in cooperation with the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Nashville Fire Department and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. During the 2 hour exercise the multi-acre complex was locked down with no one able to enter or leave the area.

Metro Police Lt. Floyd Hyde briefs Tennessee National Guard Lt. Col Travis Powell, Safety Director, and other Metro Police Officers prior to the National Guard Active Aggressor Exercise yesterday at National Guard Headquarters on Sidco Drive.

Metro Police Lt. Floyd Hyde briefs Tennessee National Guard Lt. Col Travis Powell, Safety Director, and other Metro Police Officers prior to the National Guard Active Aggressor Exercise yesterday at National Guard Headquarters on Sidco Drive.

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Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

 

Tennessee National GuardKnoxville, TN  Several Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, TN, were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year.

“To be eligible to receive the Sikorsky Rescue Award, an individual must have directly performed a lifesaving rescue in any Sikorsky helicopter,” said Shay Collins, a customer award program manager with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. (Photo provided by 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion.)

Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. (Photo provided by 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion.)

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National Guard Force Protection Act of 2016 Improves Security at Armories

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – The National Guard Force Protection Act of 2016 was signed into law on June 10th in a ceremony at the War Memorial Building in Nashville. The Act provides 1.5 million dollars to improve the security of National Guard facilities throughout the state.

This bill requires the department of military to implement force protection enhancements at national guard facilities to include AI Phones, shatter resistant film, cameras, magnetic locks, barriers and mobile ballistic shields among other security enhancements.

Governor Bill Haslam signs the National Guard Force Protection Act of 2016 on June 10th in a ceremony at the War Memorial Building in Nashville. Pictured from left are: Rep. John Ragan, Sen. Mark Green, Rep. Charles Sargent, Leader Mark Norris, Gov. Haslam, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Leader Gerald McCormick and Sen. Janice Bowling.

Governor Bill Haslam signs the National Guard Force Protection Act of 2016 on June 10th in a ceremony at the War Memorial Building in Nashville. Pictured from left are: Rep. John Ragan, Sen. Mark Green, Rep. Charles Sargent, Leader Mark Norris, Gov. Haslam, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Leader Gerald McCormick and Sen. Janice Bowling.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces National Guard Youth Challenge Program

 

Alternative Residential Program part of Governor’s Public Safety Action Plan

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced with Major General Max Haston of the Department of Military and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich that Tennessee has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

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