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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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Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board Elects First Woman Chair

 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Appoints Three New TSVH Board Members

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board unanimously elected Mary Ross as the new Chairperson effective July 1st. Ross is the first woman to be elected to the position which oversees three Tennessee State Veterans Homes.

“Clarksville-Montgomery County continues to provide outstanding leadership in our state and Mary Ross is an exemplary choice as Chair of the TN State Veterans Home Board,” said Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts.  “She and David, her husband, work tirelessly everyday to champion the cause of veterans not only in our community but across our region.  This is a fitting and timely honor.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee National Guard’s Harry Montgomery promoted to Brigadier General

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Col. Harry Montgomery, of Collierville, TN, was promoted to Brigadier General in ceremonies at the 164th Airlift Wing, Memphis, February 27th. Maj. Gen. Terry M. Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, named Montgomery Chief of Staff, Air, and he officially assumed command in the February ceremony.

Montgomery previously served as the commander of the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis, and replaces Maj. Gen. Rita Works, who served as COS since 2008.  Montgomery was named as the Chief of Staff in December 2011.

Col. Harry Montgomery, center, is pinned to the rank of Brigadier General Feb. 27th, by Maj. Gen. William Maloan, left; and Brig. Gen. Donald Johnson, right.

Col. Harry Montgomery, center, is pinned to the rank of Brigadier General Feb. 27th, by Maj. Gen. William Maloan, left; and Brig. Gen. Donald Johnson, right.

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Employment Assistance Workshop set for Middle Tennessee Veterans

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, states that a Middle Tennessee Employment Assistance Workshop will be held February 14th-16th for National Guard members, Reservists, and all veterans. It is also for spouses and it is completely free to participants.

The workshop will take place at the National Guard’s 118th Air Wing Headquarters in Nashville, 240 Knapp Boulevard, Building 801. «Read the rest of this article»

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Joe Pitts files Legislation to clarify Hope Scholarship Eligibility for Military Dependents

 

This is the second in a series of articles detailing legislation filed by Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the 2nd session of the 107th General Assembly.

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) has filed legislation that clarifies eligibility for the HOPE scholarship for military dependents. House Bill 2742/Senate Bill 2571 removes the requirement that a military parent’s home of record or residence be Tennessee if a student qualifies to be classified as an in-state student and meets other specified requirements.

“Several active duty military constituents brought to my attention that when they applied for the HOPE scholarship for their children they were not eligible because the active duty member’s home of record was not Tennessee even though they were Tennesseans,” said Pitts.  “Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes and I immediately began working on amending the wording that states “Dependent children of members of the armed forces or Tennessee National Guard whose home of record, at the time of entry into military service, was determined to be Tennessee.” «Read the rest of this article»

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