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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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Fort Campbell Lifeliner Child to represent Tennessee at American Spirit Awards

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Art, video games, and friends are what helped Rebecca Armstrong, a senior at Northeast High School, Clarksville, Tennessee, get through her father’s absence during deployments.

Spc. Jimmy Armstrong, Rebecca’s father, and a motor transport operator with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”, 101st Abn. Div., deployed twice after leaving Tennessee National Guard in 2009 and transferring to active duty.

Rebecca Armstrong, a senior at Northeast High School, Clarksville, Tennessee, looks through her book as part of a group assignment, April 24, 2017, during her Advanced Placement Literature class at the high school. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office)

Rebecca Armstrong, a senior at Northeast High School, Clarksville, Tennessee, looks through her book as part of a group assignment, April 24, 2017, during her Advanced Placement Literature class at the high school. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office)

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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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Shadow “Shada” Brooke Lowe bill passes the House, Tennessee Reconnect Act on House Floor

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – On Monday April 10th, I was honored to recognize Mr. Gordon Wayne Miller on the occasion of his retirement. Mr. Miller is the current executive director of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS). Prior to coming to TOSS, he enjoyed a 27 year career at Lenoir City Schools.

HB 500 sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, has passed the Full Senate and Full House and is on its way to the Governor for his signature. This legislation was requested by members of the Board of Osteopathic Examination to increase members’ per diem reimbursement for their meetings.

These volunteers spend precious time away from their medical practice, seeing patients, to provide guidance and oversight of Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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BDE FTX prepares 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade for next Rendezvous with Destiny

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As the unit responsible for sustaining the Army’s only air assault division, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division is constantly running support missions all over the world.

To make sure they are capable of meeting mission essential tasks no matter what the environment, Soldiers of the brigade headquarters and 101st Special Troops Battalion participated in a field training exercise March 28th-April 3rd, on training areas here.

A Soldier from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., fires during a live-fire range, April 3, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Companies were evaluated on their performance during a live-fire exercise as part of the brigade field training exercise. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A Soldier from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., fires during a live-fire range, April 3, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Companies were evaluated on their performance during a live-fire exercise as part of the brigade field training exercise. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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U.S. President Donald Trump visits Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – On Wednesday, March 15th, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Nashville to honor President Andrew Jackson at his tomb, on his 250th birthday. The President addressed members of the Tennessee General Assembly at the Hermitage before making his way back to Nashville to speak before thousands of supporters.

The Municipal Auditorium was quickly filled to capacity; 30,000 supporters were unable to enter the venue after hours of waiting. The line at the auditorium developed early in the morning, and by the late afternoon, the line stretched the length of James Robertson Parkway, around the Capitol building, and back down Charlotte Street.

People waiting in line at the Municipal Auditorium to see President Donald Trump.

People waiting in line at the Municipal Auditorium to see President Donald Trump.

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Tennessee House Republicans Fight To Increase Employment Opportunities For Veterans And Their Families

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Thursday, March 9th, lawmakers unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Representatives Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) and Jay Reedy (R-Erin) aimed at increasing private employment opportunities for military veterans and their families.

House Bill 165 encourages private employers to hire honorably discharged veterans, spouses of a veteran with a service-connected disability, unremarried widows or widowers of veterans who died of service-connected disability, and unremarried widows or widowers of a member of the military who died in the line of duty.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee House begins Budget Hearings

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The House Finance, Ways & Means Committee begin their Budget Hearings on Wednesday with presentations by the Department of Financial Institutions, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, and the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The Committee will spend approximately 50 hours listening to the budgets of all the department and entities of state government.

Some of the testimony next week will be from the constitutional officers, the Administrative Office of the Courts, District Public Defenders Conference, Tennessee Historical Commission, Department of Education (K-12), the Department of Correction, and others.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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NCOs sharpen tactical skills at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affair

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Of the 26 NCOs, 16 were from the brigade’s Associated Units Pilot Program partners, 2123rd Transportation Company of the Kentucky National Guard and 1176th Transportation Company of the Tennessee National Guard.

The course covered assembly, disassembly, function checks, and maintenance of small arms gunnery and basic range operations. Small arms weapons systems range from M4 carbines to the .50-caliber machine gun.

Sgt. Shawn Miller, left, motor transport operator, 2123rd Transportation Company, Kentucky National Guard, assembles a .50-caliber machine gun during a battalion-level master gunner course Feb. 8, 2017, at the Kinnard Mission Training Complex, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Shawn Miller, left, motor transport operator, 2123rd Transportation Company, Kentucky National Guard, assembles a .50-caliber machine gun during a battalion-level master gunner course Feb. 8, 2017, at the Kinnard Mission Training Complex, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Files NextTennessee Legislative Agenda

 

Legislation focuses on education, community development, and economic growth

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam filed his NextTennessee legislative agenda for the 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly.

“With the NextTennessee agenda, we’re focused on policy proposals to build and sustain economic growth and the state’s competitiveness for the next generation of Tennesseans,” Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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