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Tennessee National Guard receives visit from Bulgarian officials

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Dignitaries from Bulgaria visited Tennessee October 7th-9th, after signing a defense roadmap agreement with the United States at the Pentagon, October 6th, 2020.

The new training agenda, dubbed the U.S. – Bulgaria Defense Cooperation Roadmap, identifies the goals and mission of the Bulgarian military, and where the U.S. can assist them in meeting their goals, and enhancing their military capabilities.

Dignitaries with the Bulgarian Armed Forces observe an in-flight a refueling, Oct. 7, while onboard a KC-135 Stratomaker aircraft assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing, based in Knoxville. The Bulgarian officials were on their way to Tennessee to spend time with the Tennessee National Guard, after signing a new training roadmap, renewing their partnership with the United States through 2030. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro, Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs Office)

Dignitaries with the Bulgarian Armed Forces observe an in-flight a refueling, Oct. 7, while onboard a KC-135 Stratomaker aircraft assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing, based in Knoxville. The Bulgarian officials were on their way to Tennessee to spend time with the Tennessee National Guard, after signing a new training roadmap, renewing their partnership with the United States through 2030. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro, Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs Office)

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Tennessee National Guard Maintains Readiness in COVID Environment

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, 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.

Tank crews assigned to the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment fires the main cannon of an M1 Abrams tank during tank gunnery at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. (Sgt. Art Guzman)

Tank crews assigned to the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment fires the main cannon of an M1 Abrams tank during tank gunnery at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. (Sgt. Art Guzman)

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227th Composite Supply Company Soldiers return to Fort Campbell after nine-months in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

 

101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Approximately 210 Soldiers from 227th Composite Supply Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. returned home from United States Army Europe, November 29th, after a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

U.S. Army Europe’s Operation Atlantic Resolve demonstrates continued U.S. commitment to collective security in order to reassure North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region following Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, according to the official U.S. Army Europe page.

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander of 227th Composite Supply Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Supply Company, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., marches through the doors at Hanger 3 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky with her Soldiers, November 29th, 2017, during the company’s welcome home ceremony. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander of 227th Composite Supply Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Supply Company, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., marches through the doors at Hanger 3 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky with her Soldiers, November 29th, 2017, during the company’s welcome home ceremony. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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APSU Nursing Student Presented Learning Opportunity During Military Operation in Bulgaria

 

Written by 1st Lt. Matthew Gilbert
194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard

Tennessee National Guard - APSUNovo Selo, Bulgaria – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Student with the Tennessee Army National Guard flourishes in a joint medical training exercise with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps as part of Operation Resolute Castle during May and June 2016 in Novo Selo, Bulgaria.

Among those participating was Specialist Logan Bowman, an Austin Peay State University nursing student who doubles as a medic in the 230th Engineer Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard. Specialist Bowman is a Rossview High School graduate who has been at Austin Peay State University for one year and with the Tennessee Army National Guard for two years.

Specialist Bowman (right), a medic with the 230th Engineer Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, evaluates a patient during a medical training during Operation Resolute Castle on May 26, 2016 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. As part of the exercise, Spc. Bowman was required to evaluate patients and administer IVs. (1st Lt. Matthew Gilbert, 194th Engineer Brigade)

Specialist Bowman (right), a medic with the 230th Engineer Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, evaluates a patient during a medical training during Operation Resolute Castle on May 26, 2016 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. As part of the exercise, Spc. Bowman was required to evaluate patients and administer IVs. (1st Lt. Matthew Gilbert, 194th Engineer Brigade)

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Planters Bank to display Bulgarian Artist Dolly Georgieva-Gode’s ‘Colorful Visions’ in October

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature works by Bulgarian artist Dolly Georgieva-Gode from Thursday, October 1st – Wednesday, November 4th. Georgieva-Gode works in colored pencils, oils, and oil pastels to create vibrant colorful images. She pays great attention to detail and enjoys experimenting with variety of techniques.

“I like surprising my viewers and myself with always producing something new, exciting and provocative,” she says. “Exploring my inner emotions while going through the metamorphosis of life is what inspires me as an artist. A lot of my works have deeper meaning and symbolism that go beyond the surface of the painting.”

Artist Dolly Georgieva-Gode

Artist Dolly Georgieva-Gode

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Austin Peay State University student Amber Kearns to serve on archeological dig in Bulgaria

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – By digging into the past, Austin Peay State University student Amber Kearns said she hopes to find her future.

A double major in biology and classics, Kearns will be the first APSU student to participate in an excavation in Bulgaria at the site of the former Greek colony known as Alexandropolis.

APSU student Amber Kearns to travel to Bulgaria for archeological dig.

APSU student Amber Kearns to travel to Bulgaria for archeological dig.

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160th SOAR adds heavy assault aerial platform to Jackal Stone 2011

 

Written by Kimberly Tiscione
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night Stalkers

MK Base, Romania – When special operations forces need to move a large component to a target by air, they often look to the heavy assault Chinook helicopter to do the job.

The U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) brought this capability to Exercise Jackal Stone 2011 with two MH-47G Chinook helicopters and crews. SOAR’s expertise is getting special operations forces to a target, under any environmental and combat conditions, plus or minus 30 seconds from when the ground force commander needs to be there.

“It was a great tactical and cultural learning opportunity for all involved,” said the senior 160th leader on-site. “For most of us, it was our first time training with these partner nations and even the specific U.S. forces involved, and it was mostly their first time working from one of our highly modified helicopters.” «Read the rest of this article»

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