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Tennessee National Guard CST Passes Training Evaluation
January 17, 2023
Members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 45th Civil Support Team conduct decontamination procedures during a training proficiency evaluation Jan. 10, 2023, in Murfreesboro. The evaluation was administered by U.S. Army North.

Tennessee National Guard Trains With State Civilian Agencies
January 9, 2023
A Black Hawk from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion of the Tennessee National Guard hovers while medics prepare to descend during the SAREX 23 exercise in Pickett State Park near Jamestown, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2023. The group worked on tracking, locating and evacuating missing people as part of a training exercise with other military and civilian agencies to strengthen partnerships in a joint environment.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hikers on Appalachian Trail
January 4, 2023
Tennessee National Guard Staff Sgt. Ryan McKnight pulls a patient onboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a recovery mission on the Appalachian Trail, Dec. 31, 2022. Guard members rescued two stranded hikers and airlifted them to Johnson City Medical Center, where they recovered from minor injuries.

Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters
December 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Robert Wolford, a metals technician assigned to the 168th Maintenance Squadron, cleans up debris as part of Operation Merbok Response in Koyuk, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2022. Remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.

Tennessee National Guard Honors Former President Polk
November 3, 2022
Members of the Tennessee National Guard and the James K. Polk Association pay tribute to former President James K. Polk while Taps is played Nov. 2, 2022, at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. A wreath is laid on the tomb of former presidents each year on their birthday on behalf of the current president.

Tennessee Aquatic Rescue Team Practices Search and Rescue
October 21, 2022
The Tennessee Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team partnered with  local and state first responders during a joint search and rescue exercise Oct. 19, 2022, on Kentucky Lake.

Tennessee National Guard Aircrew Rescues Injured Hiker
October 19, 2022
Col. Robert Ross, a fight surgeon for the Tennessee National Guard, helps offload an injured hiker from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the University of Tennessee Medical Center helicopter pad in Knoxville Oct. 14, 2022. The hiker suffered a leg injury in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area.

Thousands of Guardsmen Supporting Hurricane Ian Response
September 29, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Florida National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive - Enhanced Response Force Package load supplies as part of their response to Hurricane Ian, Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022. Soldiers and Airmen were joined by emergency responders from other states as they mobilized to support the local community.

National Guard Staged for Florida Hurricane Response
September 28, 2022
Florida National Guard Army Pfc. Kenneth Bonn, a combat engineer with the 753rd Engineering Brigade, inspects a search and rescue vessel during Hurricane Ian state activation, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Sept. 27, 2022. Bonn is part of the Florida National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) - Enhanced Response Force Package (FL-CERFP).

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker near Appalachian Trail
September 23, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, a flight paramedic, is lowered from a UH-60 Black Hawk near Derrick Knob Shelter to rescue a hiker in distress along the Appalachian Trail Sept. 20, 2022. The flight crew from the Tennessee National Guard conducted the emergency air evacuation mission after a hiker reported chest pains.

Airmen of the Year Honored for Exceeding the Standard
August 26, 2022
From left: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kristina L. Schneider, of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio National Guard; Tech Sgt. Brett A. Yoakum, of the 164th Airlift Wing, Tennessee National Guard; Master Sgt. Daniel P. Keller, of the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho National Guard; and Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Sotomayor, of the 125th Fighter Squadron, Florida National Guard, at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 22, 2022. The event was part of Focus on the Force Week 2022, an annual event hosted by the command chief of the Air National Guard that highlights professional development and celebrates the accomplishments of the enlisted corps.

Kentucky National Guard Comes to aid of Flood Victims
August 3, 2022
Kentucky Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Charlie Company 2/238th Aviation Regiment, MEDEVAC, conducts hoist and land rescue mission for victims of flooding in eastern Kentucky July 28, 2022. Pilots and crew have been working constantly for days to rescue victims trapped on house roofs, in trees and other high points to avoid floodwaters.

Kentucky Air National Guard Rescues Flood Victims
August 1, 2022
An Airman from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron searches for flood victims from a helicopter in Eastern Kentucky July 30, 2022. In response to devastating flooding, the unit coordinated 29 rotary-wing relief missions, rescued 19 people and two dogs, and recovered four bodies.

National Guard Assists with Flood Rescue in Kentucky
July 28, 2022
A Tennessee Army National Guard Soldier comforts a patient rescued from the flooding in eastern Kentucky while being flown to a hospital July 28, 2022. The Tennessee National Guard sent five Black Hawk helicopters and crews to assist in search and rescue efforts.

Tennessee Hosts Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition
July 25, 2022
Competitors participate in  warrior tasks during the 2022 National Guard Bureau Region 2 Best Warrior Competition May 17-20, 2022, at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, West Virginia. Regional winners from across the nation advanced to the national competition in Tennessee.

New York Army Guard Troops to Help Train Ukrainian Soldiers
July 18, 2022
New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who are deploying to Germany as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, stand at attention during a farewell ceremony at the Thompson Road Armory in Syracuse, New York, July 15, 2022. The New York Soldiers will relieve Florida Army National Guard Soldiers who are currently conducting the training mission.

Task Force Red Dragon Hosts D-Day Remembrance in Africa
June 7, 2022
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, host a D-Day commemoration ceremony and ruck march June 6, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to remember the sacrifices of Allied forces during the storming of the Normandy beachhead in World War II.

Tennessee Guard rescues ill hiker on Appalachian Trail
March 17, 2022
A Tennessee National Guard medical crew arrives at University of Tennessee Medical Center with a hiker who suffered a severe illness on the Appalachian Trail March 15, 2022. The Tennessee National Guard conducted the emergency air evacuation.

Tennessee Guard honors Andrew Jackson’s 255th birthday
March 16, 2022
Brig. Gen. Warner A. Ross II, Tennessee National Guard’s assistant adjutant general – Army, and Cameron Sexton, Tennessee House Speaker, place a wreath on President Andrew Jackson’s tomb March 15, 2022, at Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, outside Nashville. The ceremony took place on what would have been Jackson’s 255th birthday.

National Guard members compete to be ‘Best Warrior’
March 9, 2022
Pfc. Mario Delahoya, a member of 45th Field Artillery Brigade, Oklahoma Army National Guard, climbs a rope during the obstacle course event of the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Gruber Training Center, Oklahoma, March 5, 2022. The annual three-day event brought together Soldiers to test their proficiency in a variety of warrior tasks and drills.