Topic: Tennessee Military Department
Clingmans Dome, TN – A Tennessee Army National Guard medical flight crew responded to an emergency air evacuation mission after a victim suffered a stroke while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park area, April 15th, 2021.
At approximately 9:00am, the Tennessee Military Department and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency were notified of a possible stroke victim near Clingmans Dome along the Appalachian Trail, needing immediate medical care.
Nashville, TN – Major General Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, has announced that Brigadier General (Tennessee) Juan R. Santiago, from Memphis, is to become the new commander of the Tennessee State Guard.
“Gen. Santiago is a committed Soldier and volunteer,” said Holmes. “He is a talented leader and I am looking forward to what he will bring to his new role in the State Guard.”
The Tennessee Military Department formed the Infectious Disease Team in an effort to assess and improve processes and procedures in at-risk facilities around the state. The mobile, rapidly deployable team is comprised of three members from the Tennessee National Guard’s 118th Air Wing and one member from the Tennessee State Guard, an all-volunteer military reserve force.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN – Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard have been activated in response to the EF3 tornado that struck Davidson County, Wilson County, and Putnam County in the early morning of March 3rd, 2020.
Currently, personnel from the Tennessee Air Guard’s 118th Mission Support Group, based at Berry Field, have moved 2-100KW generators to support a water treatment facility in Jackson County. These generators restore power to critical infrastructure, while permanent power is unavailable.
Nashville, TN – On Friday, December 13th, 2019, Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee Military Department gathered in the Hall of Flags at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters to celebrate the 383rd birthday of the National Guard.
“It’s the oldest and one of the proudest military institutions in the United States,” said Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General. “First organized in 1636, this commemoration marks a milestone in our nation’s history.”
Nashville, TN – It shouldn’t be any guess as to which primary color is the U.S. Army’s favorite… GREEN! The various shades of earth tones in a soldier’s uniform reflects the terrain in which they operate.
Just as nature conceals soldiers from the enemy, they are devoted to protecting the U.S. homeland from harm. Over the last few months, the Tennessee National Guard has been making great strides to become a much greener organization.
Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service
Nashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 470,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.
The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held on the second floor of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville.
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Nashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard Major General Jeff Holmes has been tapped as the next Deputy Commanding General, First U.S. Army headquartered in Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. He is currently assigned as the Deputy Adjutant General, Tennessee National Guard.
The First Army is the oldest and longest established field army of the United States Army activated in France in 1918. In World War II First Army’s troops were the first to land on Omaha and Utah beaches in Normandy.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee Military Department Adjutant General, Major General Terry “Max” Haston paid tribute to seven service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the state’s Memorial Day service.
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