• Tennessee Maneuvers Conclude in Memphis

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 1:36pm

    Tennessee National Guard

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Last week more than 400 Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard conducted a major training exercise from June 20 to 23 at the Memphis Air National Guard Base as part of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016. Reacting to various response scenarios caused by a simulated 6.5 magnitude earthquake, Airmen from the 134th Air Refueling Wing in Knoxville, the 164th Airlift Wing from Memphis, and the 118th Wing from Nashville partnered with Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard and numerous state and local agencies for intense, realistic, disaster training to assist the citizens of Memphis.


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  • Austin Peay Student Presented Learning Opportunity During Military Operation in Bulgaria

    Monday, June 27, 2016 | 9:37am

    Specialist Logan Bowman, a medic with the 230th Engineer Battalion evaluates a patient during a medical training exercise.

    NOVO SELO, Bulgaria - Among the Tennessee Soldiers participating in Operation Resolute Castle is 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 for one year and with the Tennessee Army National Guard for two years.


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  • Tennessee Air Guard practices triage as part of TNMAN ’16

    Friday, June 24, 2016 | 1:18pm

    Air National Guardsmen assist an injured civilian

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A joint Tennessee emergency response team consisting of members from the Tennessee Air National Guard’s three Wings and Methodist University Hospital emergency training program personnel, responded to a mock casualty arrival scenario during the Tennessee Maneuvers 2016 exercise in Memphis on June 21.


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  • Tennessee's 230th Sustainment Brigade supports Operation Anakonda 16 in Poland

    Friday, June 24, 2016 | 1:03pm

    The Operations Center for Tennessee's 230th in Szczecin, Poland.

    SZCZECIN, Poland - Members of Tennessee's 230th Sustainment Brigade, headquartered in Chattanooga and Smyrna, are participating in Operation Anakonda 16, a multi-national and multi-component exercise. According to the United States Army European Command (USAREUR), Anakonda 16 “brings more than 31,000 service members from 24 NATO and partner nations together to train, exercise and integrate Polish national command and force structures into an allied, joint, multinational environment.” The purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate that the United States stands behind its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partners and demonstrate the capability to move forces into the region with mass and speed in order to deter any potential aggressors in the region.​


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  • Haslam Announces National Guard Youth Challenge Program

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 1:10pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced with Major General Max Haston of the Department of Military and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich that Tennessee has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe is an alternative residential program that offers youth between ages 16-18 who have dropped out of school and have no criminal record the opportunity to learn self-discipline, leadership and responsibility while working to obtain a high school equivalency diploma outside of a traditional school setting. Its implementation is one of the steps in the governor’s Public Safety Action Plan.

    Children's Services |Governor Haslam |Military

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  • Haslam Memorializes Seven Service Members; Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal Posthumously Awarded

    Friday, May 27, 2016 | 10:00am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to seven service members killed in action to include four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga on July 16, 2015. 

    Governor Haslam |Military |Veterans Services

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  • Start of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016 a Success!

    Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 1:51pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maj. Gen. Terry “Max” Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, declared that the opening exercise for Tennessee Maneuvers 2016, the Guard’s largest statewide disaster drill in history, was “a complete success.”


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  • Murfreesboro Guard Unit Joins Tennessee Maneuvers 2016

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 9:26am

    TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – More than 110 Soldiers with the 269th Military Police Company from Murfreesboro got a chance to exercise their skills from May 13-16 in the first phase of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016. The Tennessee Military Department’s largest statewide disaster preparedness exercise in history, the maneuvers is designed to exercise the Guard’s ability to respond to catastrophic natural disasters and aid the citizens of Tennessee.


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  • Tennessee Guard's 45th CST Undergoes Evaluation

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 7:33am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Members of the 45th Civil Support Team, Tennessee National Guard will undergo an external evaluation beginning this morning, May 10, 2016 and culminating late in the evening on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Some of the activities will be visible by the public particularly in the vicinity of the Lupton Library on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus.

    Military |Safety & Homeland Security |Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

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  • Haslam Thanks Legislature for Partnering To Make Largest Investment in K-12 Without a Tax Increase

    Friday, April 22, 2016 | 3:39pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today thanked members of the 109th General Assembly for their work this session and partnership in passing a balanced budget and legislation to continue the state’s focus on education. “For Tennesseans who don’t follow news out of the State Capitol every day, I think you can take away two main things from this session: education and fiscal strength. We’re making the largest investment in K-12 without a tax increase in Tennessee’s history and reorganizing our higher ed structure in Tennessee in the best way to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a degree or certificate,” Haslam said.

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  • Tennessee Guard Plans Tennessee Maneuvers ‘16

    Friday, April 22, 2016 | 9:02am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Throughout the summer of 2016, the Tennessee Military Department will conduct one of the largest statewide disaster preparedness exercises in its history. Thousands of Tennessee Army and Air National Guardsmen will be working with various state and local agencies, especially the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency,to exercise their response to catastrophic disasters and aid the citizens of Tennessee. 

    Military |Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

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  • Girl Scouts Deliver Cookie Donations to Military

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 8:13am

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - More than 22,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are on the way to members of the U.S. armed forces within the local Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians jurisdiction thanks to generous cookie customers and hardworking girls. Girl Scouts delivered a major portion of those cookies to the U.S. Army National Guard on Thursday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m. (1801 Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga).


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