Topic: Tennessee National Guard
Written by Staff Sgt. Melisa Washington
Nashville, TN – Any given Sunday you’ll find the Nashville Sounds in camouflage for Military Sunday. It’s their tribute to the impact veterans and service members have made on our country.
This Sunday, the team did more than honor service members and their families with their apparel; they made an impact on families of fallen heroes, ensuring these important legacies live on in our community and in their families.
Nashville, 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»
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.”
Nashville, 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.
Smyrna, 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»
Nashville, 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.
Fort Campbell’s 5th Special Forces Group and National Guard learn Agriculture techniques at APSU Farm
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, 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.
Veterans Day Designated a Free State Park Day for Tennessee Veterans, Including Complimentary Golfing and Night of Camping
Nashville, 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»
Nashville, 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.
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