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Tennessee National Guard Earthquake Exercise a Success

 

Army and Air Guard personnel and assets put to the test in TNCAT14

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers, Airmen and civilian emergency response personnel throughout the state concluded the TNCAT14 Exercise on June 20th, simulating the Tennessee Military Department’s response to a catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid Fault.

On June 16th, a simulated 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario was declared, setting into action requests for military support requests from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA,) as local authorities in areas across the seismic zone began to test the capabilities of the Military Department.

Tennessee National Guard Soldiers with the 194th Engineer Brigade in Milan, Tenn., train alongside Soldiers from the National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Directorate of Information Management in Nashville, Tenn., to construct a High Frequency antenna to test remote communications likely to be needed in the event of a major disaster.

Tennessee National Guard Soldiers with the 194th Engineer Brigade in Milan, Tenn., train alongside Soldiers from the National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Directorate of Information Management in Nashville, Tenn., to construct a High Frequency antenna to test remote communications likely to be needed in the event of a major disaster.

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Tennessee National Guard gives back to local community

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – The Tennessee National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters staff collected items for 40 local children as part of the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree project, Monday, December 9th.

“There are a lot of kids who wouldn’t have a Christmas present if not for this program,” said Chief Master Sgt. Buffy Burton, Superintendent, Knowledge Operations, Tennessee Air National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.

Brig. Gen. Donald Johnson, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Tennessee National Guard, sits among the mass of items the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters staff members collected to support the Salvation Army's annual Angel Tree Program. (Master Sgt. Robin Olsen, TN National Guard Joint Public Affairs.)

Brig. Gen. Donald Johnson, Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Tennessee National Guard, sits among the mass of items the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters staff members collected to support the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree Program. (Master Sgt. Robin Olsen, TN National Guard Joint Public Affairs.)

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Nissan reaffirms support of National Guard and Reserve

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Nissan America today reaffirmed their commitment and support for hiring service members and veterans by signing an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support at their Headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee.

Nissan America senior vice president, administration and finance, Scott Becker and ESGR National Chair, Paul Mock, signed the Statement to honor all of the servicemembers and veterans employed with the company.

As Service Members look on, Nissan's senior vice president, administration and finance, Scott Becker (L) and ESGR National Chair, Paul Mock sign the Statement of Support on Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 2013 at Nissan America Headquarters in Franklin, TN.

As Service Members look on, Nissan’s senior vice president, administration and finance, Scott Becker (L) and ESGR National Chair, Paul Mock sign the Statement of Support on Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 2013 at Nissan America Headquarters in Franklin, TN.

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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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The Legacy of Tennessee Air National Guard’s Historic C-5 Aircraft #69-0014

 

Written By Retired Lt. Col. Niki Gentry

Tennessee National Air GuardMemphis, TN – American aviation enthusiasts are very familiar with the names of famous aircraft such as “The Wright Flyer,” “Spirit of St. Louis,” “Glamorous Glennis” and “Memphis Belle.”

These groundbreaking machines and their pilots each made history during the relatively young story of manned flight. Yet the longevity of aircraft often means past exploits may go unknown among the Airmen at the controls of the aging flying machines.

Lockheed C-5A aircraft, #69-0014.

Lockheed C-5A aircraft, #69-0014.

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Tennessee Air Guard welcomes New C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft to Memphis

 

Tennessee National Air GuardMemphis, TN – Tennessee’s 164th Airlift Wing will commemorate the official inauguration of the C-17 Globemaster era on Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00pm at 4593 Swinnea Road, Memphis, in the Maintenance Hangar.

The 164th will transition from the C-5A Galaxy to the C-17 Globemaster III, which is the newest and most flexible airlift aircraft to enter the force.

The first C-17 Globemaster aircraft arrives at the 164th Airlift Wing located at Memphis, TN.

The first C-17 Globemaster aircraft arrives at the 164th Airlift Wing located at Memphis, TN.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency names 2011 Boating Officers of the Year

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Pam McDonald has been named the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2011 Boating Officer of the Year while Allen Herald is the Part-Time Boating Officer of the Year for the second time in as many years.

The winners of the two awards were announced by Darren Rider, TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief. The officers were presented their awards at the April meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission.

The 2011 Boating Officers of the Year gathered for a photo with several of their supervisors who were present for the awards' ceremony. (Front row, from left) District 21 Capt. Jim Vaughn, Allen Herald, Pam McDonald, and District 22 Capt. Chuck Borum. Back; District 21 Lt. Jim Hooper, Darren Rider, Region II Manager Tim Cleveland, District 21 Major Cape Taylor.

The 2011 Boating Officers of the Year gathered for a photo with several of their supervisors who were present for the awards' ceremony. (Front row, from left) District 21 Capt. Jim Vaughn, Allen Herald, Pam McDonald, and District 22 Capt. Chuck Borum. Back; District 21 Lt. Jim Hooper, Darren Rider, Region II Manager Tim Cleveland, District 21 Major Cape Taylor.

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Tennessee Guard’s Maj. Gen. Mike Maloan retires

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Memphis resident Maj. Gen. William Maloan, who served as the Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters, Tennessee Army National Guard, retired February 17th, in ceremonies at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.

General Maloan has served as the Deputy Commander since June 2007. He also serves as Presiding Judge and Chancellor of the 27th Judicial District for Weakley and Obion Counties in Tennessee.

Maj. Gen. William Maloan.

Maj. Gen. William Maloan.

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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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Tennessee Titans host Cincinnati Bengals in late afternoon game

 

Tennessee Titans (4-3) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)
Sunday, November 6th, 2011 • 3:05pm CST • LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Titans (4-3) reach the midway point in their season and conclude a three-game homestand this week, as they welcome the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) to LP Field (capacity 69,143) in a late afternoon matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:05 pm CST on Sunday, November 6th.

This week’s matchup renews a rivalry with one of the Titans’ most recurring opponents over the last five decades. The two clubs began their series in 1968 and coexisted in the former AFC Central Division from 1970 through 2001. In total, they have played 72 times, including playoffs, with the Titans holding a 39-32-1 edge. The Pittsburgh Steelers (74 games) are the only team to play the Oilers/Titans with more frequency than the Bengals. «Read the rest of this article»

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