Topic: Tennessee National Guard
Nashville, 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.
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – Every Thursday at 6:00am at Freedom Fighter’s Physical Fitness Center, Soldiers throughout the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, participate in a Strike yoga class that is offered and taught by Joined Forces Yoga, a nonprofit organization designed to provide service members a complimentary exercise regimen.
Nashville, TN – Late on Presidents Day 2015, 19 members of the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 194th Engineer Brigade, equipped with High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV’s), were called out to perform health and wellness checks on motorists in response to rapidly deteriorating road conditions on two major interstates.
That was two weeks ago, and today, Tennessee Army and Air Guard personnel are still at work aiding state and local responders in efforts to recover from a severe winter storm that swept across the state in two waves.
Nashville, TN – Soldiers from Dickson’s 267th Military Police Company were on the highway Friday night assisting local authorities with health and welfare checks for stranded motorists along I-40, west of Nashville.
The Soldiers patrolled a 50 mile stretch, both east and west, along the most congested areas. Some motorists were stranded for several hours and the appearance of Soldiers with various supply and comfort items were a welcome sight.
Nashville, TN – Eight wounded warriors, their families, and two Gold Star families were invited as special guests through Humana’s Wounded Warriors Program to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville. The group arrived at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville on Sunday, December 28th and attended bowl game festivities the next two days.
Franklin American Mortgage provided several tables for the group at the Franklin American Mortgage Coaches Luncheon, held at the Wildhorse Saloon on Monday, December 29th.
The 45th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil-Support Team, ever vigilant, always ready
Nashville, TN – Headquartered in Middle Tennessee resides a unique National Guard unit consisting of 22 Soldiers and Airmen prepared to place their lives on the line during times of unprecedented civil emergencies.
The 45th Weapons of Mass Destruction- Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) was qualified as “mission ready” by the Department of Defense in 2003, and is tasked to support civilian authorities when a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) or natural disaster incident occurs in Tennessee or throughout the nation.
Army and Air Guard personnel and assets put to the test in TNCAT14
Nashville, 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.
Written by Staff Sgt. Melisa Washington
Smyrna, TN – When a fire destroyed Sgt. David Adams’ home in Johnson City, Tennessee, this past Wednesday, he was grateful to have his National Guard family at the ready for support. The house caught fire while he was conducting annual training in Alcoa, Tennessee with his unit, Detachment 1, G Troop, 1/230th Air Cavalry.
All of Adams’ belongings were destroyed, but luckily his brother, who was staying in the home at the time, was able to evacuate without injuries.
Goodlettsville, TN – For almost 20 years, the Tennessee National Guard’s Child and Youth Program has hosted a Youth Development Week for military-connected children of Tennessee. This year, the Child and Youth Program will host over 200 campers from across the state on Boxwell Reservation in Lebanon, Tenn.
Paige Major, Child and Youth Program coordinator, explains the impact this camp makes on Tennessee’s military kids.
The ceremony was opened by Frank Mir, the Director of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization; who welcomed the dignitaries and attendees to the Memorial ceremony. The colors were posted by the 101st Airborne Division Honor Guard, and Stella McKnight backed up by the 101st Airborne Division band sang the national anthem. The Rev. Jodi McCullah the Executive Director of Soldiers and Families Embraced gave the Invocation.
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