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Tennessee Titans announce Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan to stop in Clarksville, May 2nd

 

Tennessee Titans release schedule for Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan

16 players highlight the team’s tour through the Mid-South which starts on April 30th

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced the complete itinerary for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan, a regional series of free, public autograph signings. The Caravan will make 20 total stops in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi from April 30th through May 7th.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan public stops are free events that allow fans to meet players, T-Rac and the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith. Posters are provided at no cost to all Caravan attendees for autographs, and photos are encouraged. Public stops generally last one hour.

Tennessee Titans' Jurrell Casey, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas with Academy Sports + Outdoors representatives at Titans Caravan schedule announcement. (Tennessee Titans)

Tennessee Titans’ Jurrell Casey, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas with Academy Sports + Outdoors representatives at Titans Caravan schedule announcement. (Tennessee Titans)

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Tennessee Guard Plans 2016 Tennessee Maneuvers

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryNashville, TN – Throughout the summer of 2016, the Tennessee Military Department will conduct one of the largest statewide disaster preparedness exercises in its history.

Thousands of Tennessee Army and Air National Guardsmen will be working with various state and local agencies, especially the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency,to exercise their response to catastrophic disasters and aid the citizens of Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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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 Titans Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan to visit Fort Campbell, Clarksville, May 5th

 

16 players highlight the team’s tour through the Mid-South which starts on May 2nd

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced the complete itinerary for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan, a regional series of free, public autograph signings. The Caravan will make 20 total stops in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama from May 2nd through May 9th. A special public stop will be made in Paducah, KY, on June 13th.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan public stops are free events that allow fans to meet players, T-Rac and the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith. Posters are provided at no cost to all Caravan attendees for autographs, and photos are encouraged. Public stops generally last one hour.

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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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