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President Joe Biden’s Memorandum to Extend Federal Support to Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19

 

Memorandum For The Secretary Of Defense, The Secretary of Homeland Security

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207 (the “Stafford Act”), and section 502 of title 32, United States Code, I hereby order as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  Consistent with the nationwide emergency declaration concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on March 13th, 2020, it is the policy of my Administration to combat and respond to COVID-19 with the full capacity and capability of the Federal Government to protect and support our families, schools, and businesses, and to assist State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments to do the same, to the extent authorized by law.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Matt Reel announces bid for Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District

 

5th Generation Tennessean, public servant and Special Forces Green Beret to bring life of dedication, service to the U.S. Congress

Matt Reel for CongressCenterville, TN – Matt Reel, a 5th generation Tennessean and Special Forces Green Beret with a long history of public service, has announced that he will run for Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District. Matt, who has spent his life serving not only the people of his home state, but also his country as a member of the Untied States Army Special Forces, will bring his dedication and experience to Congress as an advocate for the people of Tennessee’s 7th District.

Coming from a long line of service members, preachers, teachers and farmers, Matt and his family have lived, worked and attended school in every corner of Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District.

Matt Reel

Matt Reel

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Two Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers from Fort Campbell honored in Washington

 

Written by Clemens Gaines
20th CBRNE Command

20th CBRNE CommandWashington, D.C. – Two explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers from the 52nd Explosives Ordnance Group, Fort Campbell, KY, were honored November 7th, 2017 at the annual EOD Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C.

Sgt. First Class Joshua Tygret and Sgt. Austin Murphy endured the grueling EOD competition event at Fort A.P. Hill, VA in August and displayed operational excellence to beat out teams from the Air Force, Navy and National Guard, as well as several civilian organizations.

EOD Team of the Year members Sgt. First Class Joshua Tygert (left) and Sgt. Austin Murphy (center) are congratulated by Reps. Susan Davis, Brian Mast and Rick Crawford at the EOD Day on the Hill November 7th. Sponsors from the National Defense Industrial Association (back) added their congratulations. (U.S. Army photo by MAJ. Troy Frey)

EOD Team of the Year members Sgt. First Class Joshua Tygert (left) and Sgt. Austin Murphy (center) are congratulated by Reps. Susan Davis, Brian Mast and Rick Crawford at the EOD Day on the Hill November 7th. Sponsors from the National Defense Industrial Association (back) added their congratulations. (U.S. Army photo by MAJ. Troy Frey)

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Tennessee Adjutant General Max Haston Receives Danish Medal

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – In a ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27th, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, received the Danish Home Guard Meritorious Service Medal.

The award was presented by the commander of the Danish Home Guard, Maj. Gen. Finn Winkler, for spearheading the groundwork for future training opportunities between the Tennessee National Guard and the Danish Home Guard.

Right, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, the Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, received the Danish Home Guard Meritorious Service Medal from Danish Maj. Gen. Finn Winkler, commander of the Danish Home Guard, at a ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters on March 27th. (Army Staff Sgt. William Jones/TNNG/Released)

Right, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, the Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, received the Danish Home Guard Meritorious Service Medal from Danish Maj. Gen. Finn Winkler, commander of the Danish Home Guard, at a ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters on March 27th. (Army Staff Sgt. William Jones/TNNG/Released)

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Fort Campbell 1st Brigade Combat Team SFAAT 6 says Outpost Honaker-Miracle in ANA’s capable hands

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – “We appreciate the hard work that you have done here,” said Afghan National Army Maj. Rahman, the Kandak executive officer, with the aid of an interpreter.

Rahman and other ANA staff officers met with U.S. Army Soldiers from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team 6, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, for breakfast at former Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 4th.

Afghan National Army soldiers sit in the shade at former Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2013. U.S. Army Soldiers with Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team 6, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have been conducting level-two advisory missions at Honaker-Miracle to help the ANA stationed there take a more dominant role in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Afghan National Army soldiers sit in the shade at former Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2013. U.S. Army Soldiers with Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team 6, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have been conducting level-two advisory missions at Honaker-Miracle to help the ANA stationed there take a more dominant role in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Currahee Soldiers receive Combat Patch on D-Day Anniversary

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Ryan Scott
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Paktya Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division combat patch was presented to Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning, during a patching ceremony, June 6th.

On this day, 69 years ago, Currahee Soldiers participated in Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, France.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Funk, noncomissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Lightning Base Defense Operations Center, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a combat patching ceremony for the Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning June 6th, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Funk, noncomissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Lightning Base Defense Operations Center, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a combat patching ceremony for the Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning June 6th, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Gustav builds slowly; New Orleans and Louisiana coast in its path

 

While most journalistic eyes are fixed on politics and Election 2008, there’s a storm brewing to our South and a pre-emptive protective plan underway to save lives and hopefully prevent a repeat performance of the Katrina disaster. A memorial service was being held at 9:38  a.m. today, the time the first levee was breached in the Katrina hurricane that claimed 1800 lives.

National Hurricane Center map shows the projected path of Gustav, which is expected to be a Cat 3 or higher storm when it makes landfall. In its path, New orleans, which is already preparing to evacuate parts of the city.

Last week hurricane-savvy Floridians learned the kind of devastation a tropical storm, albeit a persistent one, can do. Fay ambled leisurely across the state with three landfalls and rain measured by the foot. Now tropical storm Gustav, currently cruising the shores of Cuba, is poised to hit the warm Gulf of Mexico waters and exploded into a Category 3, possible a Cat 4, storm before it rocks the coastline of east Texas or Louisiana. «Read the rest of this article»

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