Topic: 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Fort Hood, TX – 2nd Lt. Axel Nature, a Nashville resident, commissioned in 2019 from Cookeville’s Tennessee Technological University, is currently pursuing his career goals in veterinary studies while fulfilling his duties as a National Guard officer.
Nature, originally from Puerto Rico, moved to the states, joined the Tennessee Army National Guard in 2014, and later committed to the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Tennessee Tech University.
Nashville, TN – Nearly 3,000 Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard are headed to Fort Hood, Texas, this summer for a training exercise as part of their Annual Training.
Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 230th Sustainment Brigade, and 30th Troop Command will spend roughly three weeks in July enhancing their war-fighter skills while being evaluated on their performance during high-stress conditions.
Nashville, TN – On June 1st, 2021, Tennessee National Guardsmen from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Knoxville, helped commemorate Tennessee’s 225th anniversary of statehood with celebratory cannon fire at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
Artillery crews fired blank rounds from three M116 Howitzers during the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park’s ceremony in honor of the park’s 25th anniversary and Tennessee’s 225th anniversary of Statehood Day.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN – Two members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment competed at the 50th Winston P. Wilson Sniper Championship and the 30th Annual Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center December 4th-10th, 2020, at Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center in Barling, AR.
Staff Sgt. Anthony McAlister and Cpl. Joseph Stainback from Detachment 1, Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, competed in the sniper championships for the first time this year.
Nashville, TN – Throughout 2020, the Tennessee National Guard has been supporting various foreign operations around the world, as well as domestic emergencies at home. The most pivotal of them all has been COVID-19 Coronavirus, and for one Tennessee National Guardsman, it’s a battle that serves great purpose.
Sgt. Robert Neal, a member of 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, has been an infantryman since he first joined the Tennessee National Guard seven years ago.
Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment aligns with 36th Infantry Division in Texas
Nashville, TN – Under the U.S. Army’s new division alignment training plan, the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Knoxville, will be aligning with Texas’ 36th Infantry Division for training and possible future deployments starting this October.
The purpose of this change is to better prepare National Guard units to deploy and fight in large-scale ground combat operations at the division level. Eight division headquarters across the United States are aligning with subordinate brigades to improve the National Guard’s readiness. Tennessee is aligning with the 36th Infantry Division headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Nashville, TN – During the last few months, the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic presented challenges while conducting safe and realistic training for Soldiers and Airmen.
The difficulties were overcome through determination and creative thinking as members of the Tennessee National Guard continued to ensure they are ready to support any contingency or deployment around the world.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are set to return home from Washington D.C., June 9th, 2020.
In response to the civil unrest in the District of Columbia and at the request of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, more the 1,000 Soldiers and Airmen from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 134th Air Refueling Wing deployed to the nation’s capital on Thursday, June 4th.
Nashville, TN – More than 160 Tennessee National Guardsmen are aiding communities that were most impacted after multiple tornadoes ravaged central Tennessee overnight March 2nd, 2020.
“The Tennessee National Guard has over 12,000 Soldiers and Airmen and we are prepared to activate every single one of them if our help is needed,” said Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee Adjutant General. “The Tennessee National Guard is always ready and willing to help our fellow Tennesseans in any way that we can.”
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