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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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Tennessee Military Department Increases Security

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryNashville, TN –  Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, today announced that the Military Department has taken steps to increase the security of its personnel and facilities to include allowing Tennessee Army & Air National Guard members with valid Tennessee State Handgun Carry Permits to carry handguns at State Armories and facilities.

Haston’s decision follows Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s directive, issued earlier this month in the aftermath of the deadly shootings in Chattanooga, to review current Guard personnel who are authorized to be armed in the performance of their duties, and identify and arm Guardsmen where necessary to protect themselves, citizens and Guard facilities. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee National Guard Jobs Program Crosses 3,000th Hire Mark

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, today recognized Dollar General Vice President of Government Affairs Steve Brophy and Dollar General for hiring Spc. Josh DeRoisa as the 3,000th hire through the Job Connection Education Program or (JCEP).

DeRoisa’s employment represents yet another milestone in the nearly four year old business partnership program assisting Tennessee National Guard members and their families in finding jobs across the state.

"Maj. Gen. Max Haston, The Adjutant General of Tennessee, recognizes the 3000th hire through the JCEP program.  Seen here (left to right) with Jann Dower, Melinda Kelsey, and Commissioner Burns Phillips of the Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, Haston, Steve Brophy of Dollar General, Spc. Josh De Roisa, and Capt. Michael Riley, National Guard Bureau."

“Maj. Gen. Max Haston, The Adjutant General of Tennessee, recognizes the 3000th hire through the JCEP program. Seen here (left to right) with Jann Dower, Melinda Kelsey, and Commissioner Burns Phillips of the Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, Haston, Steve Brophy of Dollar General, Spc. Josh De Roisa, and Capt. Michael Riley, National Guard Bureau.”

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam issues Directive

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a directive to Adjutant General Max Haston to review security policies and procedures at National Guard armories, storefront recruiting facilities, and other installations and take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of Guardsmen, citizens, and property.

He also instructed Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons to assess the process for issuing handgun carry permits to trained members of the military and to look for ways to streamline it.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Specialized Tennessee National Guard Unit aids Maryville Residents

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – The Tennessee National Guard’s 45th Civil Support Team (WMD) was ready early last Thursday morning to answer the call made by the Blount County Fire Department through TEMA. When a sheared axle punctured a CSX rail car carrying hazardous material it sparked a fire filling the air with hydrogen cyanide, a poisonous gas, in and around the city of Maryville.

As many as 5000 citizens were evacuated from their homes due to unsafe air and potentially contaminated well water. The 45th deployed 11 personnel and equipment to assist local fire, EPA, and CSX officials with air monitoring of the evacuated area from Thursday to Saturday conducting 24 hour operations during that time.

Members of the 45th CST (WMD), Tennessee National Guard wear protective clothing while monitoring air quality in and around Blount County and the city of Maryville in the aftermath of a CSX rail car fire burning hazardous material.

Members of the 45th CST (WMD), Tennessee National Guard wear protective clothing while monitoring air quality in and around Blount County and the city of Maryville in the aftermath of a CSX rail car fire burning hazardous material.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission sets Two Buck Limit for State’s 2015-16 Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has voted to reduce the white-tailed buck limit for the 2015-16 seasons. Deer hunters will now be able to take a total of two bucks throughout the deer hunting seasons.

After months of discussion and consideration, the action came during the TFWC’s May meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region III Building. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Tennessee National Guard looks at Winter Storm Damage Response

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Late on Presidents Day 2015, 19 members of the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 194th Engineer Brigade, equipped with High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV’s), were called out to perform health and wellness checks on motorists in response to rapidly deteriorating road conditions on two major interstates.

That was two weeks ago, and today, Tennessee Army and Air Guard personnel are still at work aiding state and local responders in efforts to recover from a severe winter storm that swept across the state in two waves.

Personnel from the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment clear debris from the destructive winter storm that devastated portions of Fentress, Overton, and Putnam Counties from Cookeville to Crossville, Tennessee, February 26th.

Personnel from the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment clear debris from the destructive winter storm that devastated portions of Fentress, Overton, and Putnam Counties from Cookeville to Crossville, Tennessee, February 26th.

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Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director

 

Purkey to continue serving as Governor’s Homeland Security advisor

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

David Purkey named Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director

David Purkey named Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director

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