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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 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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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’s 129th Army Band to Perform Free Concert in McEwen, TN

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Tennessee’s 129th Army Band will perform a free, Irish-themed concert in McEwen, TN at McEwen High School Gym, 335 Melrose Street, on Saturday, July 27th. The concert will begin at 2:00pm.

The 129th Army Band is part of the Tennessee National Guard and has a long and distinguished history serving Tennessee and the United States both in peacetime and during armed conflicts.

Tennessee’s 129th Army Band

Tennessee’s 129th Army Band

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Middle Tennessee Hiring Fair for Veterans this Week

 

Tennessee National GuardSmyrna, TN – A Hiring Fair will be held on February 14th, at Building 500, on the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site from 1:00pm-4:00pm and is open to all National Guard members, reservists, spouses, and veterans, announced Maj. Gen. Terry “Max” Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General.

“We’re all taught to look out for our buddies and hiring fairs are one way of doing that,” Haston said. “Some service members have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan to find the place where they worked no longer in business, and now they’re out looking. We’re trying to help them every way we can.” «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Fort Campbell’s 5th Special Forces Group and National Guard learn Agriculture techniques at APSU Farm

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The goat, a runt in terms of size, limped around a make-shift pen set up on the grounds of the Austin Peay State University Environmental Education Center, or APSU farm.

His hoof was overgrown and infected, prompting APSU adjunct professor of agriculture Bob Moore to pull out a pair of metal trimmers and clip back the gnarled, black growth as if it were simply a long fingernail.

Bob Moore instructs a group of soldiers on how to care for livestock in Afghanistan. (Photo by Dr. Don Sudbrink/APSU).

Bob Moore instructs a group of soldiers on how to care for livestock in Afghanistan. (Photo by Dr. Don Sudbrink/APSU).

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Tennessee State Parks Offer Special Discounts to Veterans

 

Veterans Day Designated a Free State Park Day for Tennessee Veterans, Including Complimentary Golfing and Night of Camping

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks announced today its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans on Monday, November 12th, offering one free night of camping and complimentary greens fees for 18 holes of golf with appropriate identification.

Passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2010, the policy calls for a yearly, special state parks day to honor Tennessee’s resident veterans.

“This is our way of honoring the many brave men and women who have served our country,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau.  “The state parks family extends a warm invitation to all of Tennessee’s veterans to visit us on November 12th and enjoy a day in one of our beautiful parks.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee National Guard Soldier/Airman Relief Fund receives $75K from Kangaroo Express

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – On October 24th, Kangaroo Express presented a check for $75,198 to the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Tennessee Auxiliary Soldier/Airman Relief Fund, Inc., providing financial assistance to Tennessee National  Guard families who might be in need.

The money was raised as part of the company’s “Salute Our Troops” fundraising campaign that ran from Independence Day through Labor Day of this year, collecting donations from its customers across 13 states.

From Left: Melissa Messina, EANGTN representative; Command Sgt. Maj. George Holland, Senior Enlisted Leader; Betty Redmond, president of the EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airmen Relief Fund; Chris Hughes, Kangaroo Express regional sales director; Joan Goodrich, EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airman Relief Fund Secretary; Margaret Goodley, Kangaroo Express district sales manager; and Staff Sgt. Tommy Rieman, a National Guard Silver Star recipient.

From Left: Melissa Messina, EANGTN representative; Command Sgt. Maj. George Holland, Senior Enlisted Leader; Betty Redmond, president of the EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airmen Relief Fund; Chris Hughes, Kangaroo Express regional sales director; Joan Goodrich, EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airman Relief Fund Secretary; Margaret Goodley, Kangaroo Express district sales manager; and Staff Sgt. Tommy Rieman, a National Guard Silver Star recipient.

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Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fair Thursday, October 25th

 

Tennessee Career Center at ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 25th, the Tennessee Career Center of Clarksville will hold Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fair from 10:00am-2:00pm.

The Tennessee Department of Labor has partnered with Dollar General and several major employers in Tennessee to connect veterans with jobs. The “Paychecks for Patriots” hiring fair will be held on October 25th in 13 Tennessee Career Centers throughout the state and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work. «Read the rest of this article»

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