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Sheriff’s deputies deploy with Tennessee National Guard
February 24, 2022
Spc. Daija Brunson, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Jones, and Spc. Christopher Williams hold a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office patch at the Millington National Guard Armory, Jan. 8. All three Soldiers are full-time deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 268th Military Police Company. They are three of more than 80 Soldiers who left Jan. 10 for a yearlong deployment to the Horn of Africa.

Tennessee Guard military police unit trains for deployment
February 9, 2022
Sgt. Javier Stoneburner, observer coach/ trainer from the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command’s 3-360th Training Support Battalion, observes a Tennessee National Guard Soldier from the 268th Military Police Company load ammunition into an M240 machine gun during a range training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas. The three-day exercise challenged Soldiers to identify targets and coordinate a response between the tower, base defense operations cell and the quick reaction force.

Tennessee National Guard rescues hiker on Appalachian Trail
January 20, 2022
Tennessee National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Banta, a critical care flight paramedic, is hoisted to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after rescuing a stranded hiker on the Appalachian Trail Jan. 18, 2022. The hiker was suffering from hypothermia.

Tennessee Guard, firefighters practice water hoist rescue
December 15, 2021
The Tennessee National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the Nashville Fire Department held a joint exercise to practice hoist operations between Goodlettsville and Hendersonville Dec. 14, 2021.

Tennessee National Guard unit prepares to deploy
November 18, 2021
Members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 208th Area Support Medical Company move through a hand grenade qualification course Nov. 3, 2021, at Smyrna’s volunteer training site. The unit is deploying to five countries in December.

Thriving: Tennessee, Bulgaria partnership nears 30th anniversary
November 12, 2021
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, right, with Adm. Emil Eftimov, Bulgaria's chief of defense, Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 4, 2021.

Tennessee National Guard honors former President Polk
November 4, 2021
Tennessee National Guard Maj. Gen. Jimmie Cole, Tennessee's deputy adjutant general, and Rachael Helvering, executive director of the James K. Polk Association, lay a wreath on former President James K. Polk's tomb at the Tennessee Capitol grounds in Nashville to honor and commemorate Polk's 226th birthday, Nov. 2, 2021.

COVID response prompts 1st Idaho Guard dual-status commander
October 5, 2021
Brig. Gen. Russ Johnson, Idaho National Guard director of joint staff, visits Idaho National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at medical facilities in Idaho, Oct. 1, 2021, after being appointed the state's first dual-status commander of its COVID-19 response.

National Guard neighbors help Louisiana rebuild after Ida
October 1, 2021
Mississippi National Guard 2nd Lt. Austin Riels, assigned to the 113th Military Police Company, 112th Military Police Battalion, waves vehicles through a traffic control point after Hurricane Ida, Grand Isle, Louisiana, Sept. 17, 2021.

Tennessee National Guardsman revives pedestrian with CPR
September 27, 2021
Staff Sgt. Christopher Hurley, a resident of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee assigned to the 913th Engineer Company of the Tennessee National Guard, at the Laredo International Bridge in Texas. Hurley revived a pedestrian Sept. 20, 2021, by performing CPR while supporting the Department of Defense's Southwest Border mission.

Airmen train on skills from land survival to space radar
September 1, 2021
Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard from a variety of career fields participated in land navigation and survival skill training in the more rural parts of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 19, 2021. Survival skills learned included fire production, emergency rations, map reading, signaling for help, and procuring shelter.

Thousands of National Guard members support hurricane relief
August 31, 2021
The Louisiana National Guard has rescued 359 people and 55 pets either by high-water vehicles, by boats or by air during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in south Louisiana Aug. 29, 2021, as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds.

Tennessee Guard joins hurricane relief efforts in Louisiana
August 30, 2021
Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard conduct cleanup operations in Waverly Aug. 26, 2021, following deadly flooding. More than 80 members of the Tennessee National Guard were working with state and local emergency personnel in the affected area.

Tennessee Guard continues Humphreys County flood relief
August 27, 2021
Dozens of Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are assisting with relief efforts in Humphreys County after severe flooding in the area. Guard members are helping with debris cleanup, security, traffic control and distribution of supplies.

Tennessee National Guard increases COVID hospital support
August 27, 2021
Tennessee National Guard Airman 1st Class Marialuz Deavers, a combat medic with Nashville’s 118th Medical Group, fills a syringe with a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Cookeville. Deavers has been administering COVID-19 tests and vaccines since March 2020.

Patriot Brigade partners with Tennessee Guard during XCTC
August 24, 2021
A Tennessee Army National Guardsman scans for enemy movement during XCTC 21-03 at Fort Hood, Texas. The 174th Infantry Brigade partnered with the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment for the 14-day exportable combat training capability exercise.

Tennessee National Guard boosts COVID support to hospitals
August 23, 2021
Spc. Anthony Spencer with the Tennessee National Guard prepares a COVID-19 vaccination dose for a patient at the Trousdale County Health Department June 9, 2021.

Tennessee National Guard mobilizes to help flood victims
August 23, 2021
Nashville’s Joint Force Headquarters activated its Mobile Communications Center to establish emergency communications in Waverly, Tennessee, following severe flash flooding Aug. 21, 2021. The team is providing internet and telephone service to the Waverly 911 call center, ensuring support is getting to Tennesseans in need.

Tennessee Guard conducts water rescues during exercise
August 9, 2021
A Tennessee National Guardsman works with members of the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency during a water rescue exercise Aug. 5, 2021. The exercise in Lebanon, Tennessee, was part of  Vigilant Guard 2021, a large-scale interagency exercise simulating a hurricane impacting communities across Tennessee.

Updated electronic warfare course resumes at Camp Buehring
July 26, 2021
Sgt. Ismael Pulido, electronic warfare NCO, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Anthony Meneely, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Douglas Montgomery discuss Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Warfare system training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Pulido, Meneely and Montgomery are the Task Force Phoenix Cyberspace Electromagnetic Activities cell.