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Birth of the National Guard – The Birth of a Nation

 

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – The National Guard celebrates its 384th birthday on December 13th, 2020. This date is etched on the cornerstone of our Nation as it represents the first moment our society took its defense into our own hands.

It was also the first step in building a nation out of an untamed and dangerous wilderness. This date signifies the moment the Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia regiments to defend the colony from the growing threat of American Indian attacks. Other American colonies would follow their example and the militia would later become the basis for the Continental Army.

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

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Malaria, not Ebola, biggest threat to U.S. Troops in Liberia

 

Written by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – During the American Revolution, George Washington used part of the Continental Army’s scarce budget to purchase quinine for the treatment of malaria in his troops.

According to Professor Dale Smith, a military medical historian at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the U.S. military counted more than a half-million cases of malaria during World War II.

“This will be a long war, if for every division I have facing the enemy, I must count on a second division in the hospital with malaria, and a third division convalescing from this debilitating disease,” said Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. In addition to antimalarial medication, troops deployed in support of OUA received special equipment and clothing to prevent mosquito bites and infection. Portions of this image were masked for privacy reasons. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. In addition to antimalarial medication, troops deployed in support of OUA received special equipment and clothing to prevent mosquito bites and infection. Portions of this image were masked for privacy reasons. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham at Change of Responsibility Ceremony

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families, dignitaries and friends of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division gathered to send off Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford and welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham to the battalion during a change of responsibility ceremony October 28th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The ceremony furthered the Army’s heritage and carried on traditions dating back to the Continental Army.

Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, passes the battalion colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham, incoming senior adviser for the 101st STB during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford relinquished his responsibilities as senior adviser of the 101st STB. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, passes the battalion colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham, incoming senior adviser for the 101st STB during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford relinquished his responsibilities as senior adviser of the 101st STB. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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A Message from Maj. Gen. James McConville, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFellow Screaming Eagles and Friends of the 101st:

Through the fall of the Taliban and the Bonn Conference in December 2001; endorsement of the Afghan Constitution in 2004; and two periods of national level elections between 2004 and 2009 the Government, Security Forces, and the people of Afghanistan developed, and continue to develop, as a democratic nation, absent the oppression of the Taliban Regime.

Reflecting on this evolution during our American Independence Day, I cannot help but wonder if there any similarities between the experience of the people of Afghanistan and us.

Happy Independence Day
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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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