• Tennessee Guard Jobs Program Crosses 3,000th Hire Mark

    Thursday, August 06, 2015 | 7:28am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee's Adjutant General, today recognized Dollar General Vice President of Government Affairs Steve Brophy and Dollar General for hiring Spc. Josh DeRoisa as the 3,000th hire through the Job Connection Education Program or (JCEP). DeRoisa's employment represents yet another milestone in the nearly four year old business partnership program assisting Tennessee National Guard members and their families in finding jobs across the state.

    Labor & Workforce Development |Military

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  • New Safety Measures, Faster Handgun Permit Process For Military

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 2:47pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Adjutant General Max Haston and Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, announced today temporary security measures and an accelerated handgun carry permit process for members of the military. Following Haslam’s directive in the wake of the tragic shooting in Chattanooga last week, the Tennessee National Guard, starting on July 20, temporarily repositioned its soldiers in storefront recruiting locations to local National Guard armories, allowing the review of the storefront facilities and what additional security measures are necessary to improve security at these locations.

    Governor Haslam |Military |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • Directive by Gov. Bill Haslam

    Sunday, July 19, 2015 | 3:25pm

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today issued a directive to Adjutant General Max Haston to review security policies and procedures at National Guard armories, storefront recruiting facilities, and other installations and take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of Guardsmen, citizens, and property. He also instructed Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons to assess the process for issuing handgun carry permits to trained members of the military and to look for ways to streamline it.

    Governor Haslam |Military |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • Specialized Tennessee National Guard Unit aids Maryville Residents

    Friday, July 10, 2015 | 2:37pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee National Guard's 45th Civil Support Team (WMD) was ready early last Thursday morning to answer the call made by the Blount County Fire Department through TEMA. When a sheared axle punctured a CSX rail car carrying hazardous material it sparked a fire filling the air with hydrogen cyanide, a poisonous gas, in and around the city of Maryville. As many as 5000 citizens were evacuated from their homes due to unsafe air and potentially contaminated well water. The 45th deployed 11 personnel and equipment to assist local fire, EPA, and CSX officials with air monitoring of the evacuated area from Thursday to Saturday conducting 24 hour operations during that time. 

    Environment & Conservation |Military |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • Tennessee Army National Guard equipment arrives in Europe

    Tuesday, June 02, 2015 | 10:29am

    BREMERHAVEN, Germany – Equipment from the Tennessee National Guard's 194th Engineer Brigade, headquartered in Jackson, Tenn., arrived at a northern port in Germany to support ATLANTIC RESOLVE. Approximately 1,000 personnel from Tennessee and Alabama will arrive in Europe to operate engineering equipment and provide security training as part of support to RESOLUTE CASTLE 15, a component of the larger NATO Exercise.

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  • Army Guard Aviation Moves to Nashville's Berry Field

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 8:22am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The first UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters belonging to the Tennessee Army National Guard touched down last week at Joint Base Berry Field in Nashville. The helicopters are part of the 1/230th Air Cavalry Squadron (ACS) formerly headquartered at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Smyrna. 

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  • Tennessee Air National Guard supports Nepal earthquake relief mission

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 12:50pm

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Tennessee Air National Guard members from the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis, Tenn., touched down on April 28 with 60 personnel from the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and approximately 55,000 pounds of aid and relief at Kathmandu International Airport. The mission was part of a global support effort to render assistance to the millions of citizens struggling for survival following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region on April 25.

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