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Tennessee National Guard aircrew rescues Stroke Victim

 

Tennessee National GuardClingmans 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.

The patient is offloaded at the UT Medical Center helipad by Tennessee National Guard’s Col. Robert Ross (left), Staff Sgt. Donald Sweet (center), and Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani (right) after a search and rescue mission along the Appalachian Trails, April 15th. (Tennessee National Guard)

The patient is offloaded at the UT Medical Center helipad by Tennessee National Guard’s Col. Robert Ross (left), Staff Sgt. Donald Sweet (center), and Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani (right) after a search and rescue mission along the Appalachian Trails, April 15th. (Tennessee National Guard)

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Brigadier General Juan Santiago named new Commander of Tennessee State Guard

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryNashville, 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.”

Brig. Gen. (Tenn.) Juan R. Santiago

Brig. Gen. (Tenn.) Juan R. Santiago

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Tennessee National Guard creates Infectious Disease Team

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – The Tennessee National Guard’s Infectious Disease Team is working hard to improve health procedures in at-risk facilities throughout Tennessee.

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.

(Left to right) Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill, Maj. William Fitzwater and Lt. Col. Elizabeth Cooper work to establish COVID-19 sanitation procedures at Nashville’s Alternate Care Site, Aug. 27. Cooper, Team Leader for the Infectious Disease Team have been visiting at-risk facilities across the state to improve protocols and procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

(Left to right) Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill, Maj. William Fitzwater and Lt. Col. Elizabeth Cooper work to establish COVID-19 sanitation procedures at Nashville’s Alternate Care Site, Aug. 27. Cooper, Team Leader for the Infectious Disease Team have been visiting at-risk facilities across the state to improve protocols and procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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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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Tennessee National Guard responds to Tornado stricken areas

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, 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.

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Military Department Celebrates National Guard Birthday

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryNashville, 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.”

The Tennessee Military Department celebrated the National Guard’s 383rd birthday with a cake cutting ceremony on December 13, 2019  (L to R) Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Pfc. Lindsey Jackson with the 301st Troop Command, retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Huffman, representative of the Association of the U.S. Army and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frank Rodriguez with the Joint Force Headquarters.  (Staff Sgt. Tim Cordiero)

The Tennessee Military Department celebrated the National Guard’s 383rd birthday with a cake cutting ceremony on December 13, 2019 (L to R) Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Pfc. Lindsey Jackson with the 301st Troop Command, retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Huffman, representative of the Association of the U.S. Army and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frank Rodriguez with the Joint Force Headquarters. (Staff Sgt. Tim Cordiero)

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Tennessee National Guard goes Solar

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryNashville, 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.

(L to R), Adam Glod, SLS Energy Solutions, Richard Hunter, SLS Energy Solutions, Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Kathy Glapa, Tenn. Dept. of Environment and Conservation, Todd Smith, SLS Energy Solutions, Danny Brown, Energy Manager for the Tenn. Army National Guard and Chris Koczaja, President of Lightwave Solar cut a “GREEN” ribbon at the unveiling of a state-of-the-art Solar Photovoltaic system at the Joint Force Headquarters, Tenn. National Guard in Nashville, November 6, 2019. (Sgt. Robert Mercado)

(L to R), Adam Glod, SLS Energy Solutions, Richard Hunter, SLS Energy Solutions, Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Kathy Glapa, Tenn. Dept. of Environment and Conservation, Todd Smith, SLS Energy Solutions, Danny Brown, Energy Manager for the Tenn. Army National Guard and Chris Koczaja, President of Lightwave Solar cut a “GREEN” ribbon at the unveiling of a state-of-the-art Solar Photovoltaic system at the Joint Force Headquarters, Tenn. National Guard in Nashville, November 6, 2019. (Sgt. Robert Mercado)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Five Tennessee Veterans

 

Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, 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.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

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Tennessee National Guard’s Jeff Holmes selected as next Deputy Commanding General, First U.S. Army

 

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Tennessee National GuardNashville, 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. 

Major General Jeff Holmes, Tennessee National Guard.

Major General Jeff Holmes, Tennessee National Guard.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Seven Service Members during 2018 Memorial Day Service

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, 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.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

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