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Tennessee National Guard experiences a year like no other in 2020

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – 2020 has been a turbulent yet historic year for the Soldiers and Airmen of the Tennessee National Guard and Tennessee State Guard, one that personified their time-honored volunteer tradition. Thousands of Guardsmen have volunteered to serve the State of Tennessee – something not seen since the early stages of the Global War on Terror.

In the past year, Tennessee Guardsmen have deployed overseas, within the United States, and battled an ongoing global pandemic.

Sgt. Leann Roggensack, a field artilleryman with the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, works as a registered nurse in her civilian occupation. She is one of many Tennessee Guardsmen who have volunteered to help test Tennessee residents for COVID-19. (Sgt. Sarah Kirby).

Sgt. Leann Roggensack, a field artilleryman with the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, works as a registered nurse in her civilian occupation. She is one of many Tennessee Guardsmen who have volunteered to help test Tennessee residents for COVID-19. (Sgt. Sarah Kirby).

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Tennessee National Guard Salutes Medical Professionals with Flyover

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – C-17 and KC-135 aircraft from the Tennessee Air National Guard will salute the state’s medical professionals and first responders during a statewide flyover Tuesday, May 12th, 2020.

The flyover, which is part of normal flight crew training and maintaining pilot proficiency, will coincide with National Nurses Week which ends May 12th.

Aircraft from the 164th Airlift Wing (C-17) in Memphis and the 134th Air Refueling Wing (KC-135) in Knoxville will fly over dozens of hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the state. The full list of flyover locations and approximate times are listed below.

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The Legacy of Tennessee Air National Guard’s Historic C-5 Aircraft #69-0014

 

Written By Retired Lt. Col. Niki Gentry

Tennessee National Air GuardMemphis, TN – American aviation enthusiasts are very familiar with the names of famous aircraft such as “The Wright Flyer,” “Spirit of St. Louis,” “Glamorous Glennis” and “Memphis Belle.”

These groundbreaking machines and their pilots each made history during the relatively young story of manned flight. Yet the longevity of aircraft often means past exploits may go unknown among the Airmen at the controls of the aging flying machines.

Lockheed C-5A aircraft, #69-0014.

Lockheed C-5A aircraft, #69-0014.

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Tennessee Air Guard welcomes New C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft to Memphis

 

Tennessee National Air GuardMemphis, TN – Tennessee’s 164th Airlift Wing will commemorate the official inauguration of the C-17 Globemaster era on Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00pm at 4593 Swinnea Road, Memphis, in the Maintenance Hangar.

The 164th will transition from the C-5A Galaxy to the C-17 Globemaster III, which is the newest and most flexible airlift aircraft to enter the force.

The first C-17 Globemaster aircraft arrives at the 164th Airlift Wing located at Memphis, TN.

The first C-17 Globemaster aircraft arrives at the 164th Airlift Wing located at Memphis, TN.

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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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Air Force Announces Future Force Structure and Mission Changes for Air National Guard

 

Tennessee National Air GuardNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General today announced that National Guard Bureau has released limited information on the future missions and force structure of Tennessee’s Air National Guard.

All three flying wings in Tennessee will be affected by the changes that support the August 2011 Budget Control Act requiring the Department of Defense to find more than $487 billion in savings over the next 10 years. «Read the rest of this article»

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Chief Master Sergeant Wade Hudson named Tennessee’s Top Enlisted Airman

 

Tennessee National Air GuardNashville, TN – Brig. Gen. (Sel) Donald L. Johnson, Tennessee’s Assistant Adjutant General-Air, announced today that Chief Master Sergeant Wade Hudson of Memphis will be the Tennessee Air National Guard’s newest State Command Chief.

The State Command Chief serves as the principal advisor to the commander of the Tennessee Air National Guard for the training, supervision and welfare of the more than 3,500 Air Guard enlisted members. Hudson replaces Chief Master Sgt. Doug Smelcer who retires later this year.

Command Chief Master Sergeant Wade Hudson.

Command Chief Master Sergeant Wade Hudson.

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Tennessee Air Guard Member to receive National Award

 

Suzanne W. Hayes, DDS, is TDOH Director of Oral Health Services

Nashville, TN – A resident of Nashville and member of the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis has been selected as the Air National Guard Dental Officer of the Year. The award ceremony was yesterday, June 19th at the Readiness Frontiers Awards Banquet in Minneapolis, MN.

Lt. Col. Suzanne Hayes, of the 164th AW Medical Group, also serves as Director of Oral Health Services for the Tennessee Department of Health and is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Tennessee. She has been a member of the Tennessee National Guard since 2006. «Read the rest of this article»

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