Topic: Tennessee National Guard
Written by Joshua Love
Nashville, TN – Mission Accomplished! Titans Cheerleaders Brintley, Jalanda, Jessi, Stormi, Tanzye, andCheerleader Alumni and 2007 Pro Bowl Representative, Jennifer, have made it home safely after a weeklong goodwill trip visiting military bases in Kuwait.
Sponsored by the Morale, Wellness, and Recreation (MWR) department of the military and accompanied by Pro Sports MVP, the six ladies visited Camp Arifjan, Camp Virginia, Camp Buehring, Camp Morrell, Ali Al Salem Air Base (The Rock), and Camp Patriot. On each stop, our very own Titans Cheerleaders treated the troops to a one-hour variety show performance, which involved singing, dancing and interactive skits.
Nashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, has announced a Middle Tennessee Job Fair to be held in Smyrna Thursday, December 15th, for National Guard members, Reservists, spouses, and all veterans.
The Job Fair will be at the National Guard’s Regional Training Institute, Building 500, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – On December 13th, the Tennessee Military Department will celebrate the 375th Birthday of the National Guard, the country’s oldest military organization.
The National Guard’s Citizen-Soldiers have a long and proud history that took root in the nation’s colonial beginnings.
During the 1630s, British settlements in North America were primarily limited to areas along the Atlantic coast. As colonists expanded west into the interior of the country, they often faced armed conflict with Native Americans. Colonists were often responsible for their own defense and organized into separate militia companies to defend against Indian attacks. They adopted the British militia system, which required all males of a specified age to possess weapons and be prepared to defend their communities. «Read the rest of this article»
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 park day for all Tennessee veterans on Friday, November 11th, offering one free night of camping and complimentary greens fees for 18 holes of golf with appropriate identification.
Passed by the 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 11th and enjoy a day in one of our beautiful parks.” «Read the rest of this article»
The 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Clarksville, TN – “America Sings!” will be held Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at the Austin Peay University, Clement Auditorium from 12:00pm to 3:30pm.
Many of the performers have served in the military, come from military families, or volunteered their time playing for our troops both nationally and internationally. They are ALL donating their time and talents for this effort, which will be submitted to The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for their “10th Anniversary Challenge”, allowing Clarksville to qualify for a grant to be used to support future 9/11 events and projects. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard officials announced today that investigators from the Army Safety Center and Army Aviation Center have concluded their investigation into the crash of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter July 9th in Campbell County.
1st Lt. Thomas Joseph Williams, Jr. and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole were killed in the accident. «Read the rest of this article»
Damage not as bad as expected
Nashville, TN – Bags were packed, equipment and vehicles loaded and Soldiers and Airmen ready to move to Fort Pickett, VA, when more than 2,000 troops from Tennessee were ordered to stand down preparations to assist after Hurricane Irene.
“We received the call from National Guard Bureau in Washington at about 5:00pm on Sunday to stand down operations and recall the advance party already in Virginia,” stated Randy Harris, Director of Joint Public Affairs for the Tennessee Military Department. “Damage from the hurricane was not as extensive as we feared, and that’s a good thing. The National Guard motto is, ‘Always Ready Always There’ and it’s good to know that our Soldiers and Airmen are upholding the tradition of generations of Tennesseans before them. They are true Volunteers ready to respond at a moment’s notice”
More than 2,000 Soldiers and Airmen move to East Coast
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Major General Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, announced today that more than 2,000 Tennessee National Guard troops will respond to East Coast states to assist in rescue and recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
“Tennessee received a request through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact for troops and equipment for rescue and recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Irene,” said MG Haston. “The Tennessee Army and Air National Guard stand ready to assist however needed.”
The Emergency Management Assistance Compact is a congressionally ratified organization that provides form and structure to interstate mutual aid. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – United States Marine Corps HH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters sit on the ramp at the Tennessee Air National Guard Base at Berry Field, Nashville. The aircraft was evacuated to Nashville from Cherry Point, North Carolina anticipation of Hurricane Irene hitting the North Carolina Coast.
The Tennessee National Guard is also preparing to support in rescue and recovery operations in North Carolina.
Nashville, TN – Soldiers and Airmen across Tennessee are preparing for a possible activation of National Guard troops, facilities, and equipment in response to the potential landfall of Hurricane Irene.
“We were contacted by National Guard Bureau Wednesday to determine what resources we can provide should the hurricane move inland along the East Coast,” said Brig. Gen. Robert Harris, Tennessee’s Assistant Adjutant General-Army.
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