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National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command
July 22, 2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Sachariason, left, a Soldier assigned to the Florida Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, instructs 1st Lt. Almir Sarac, a soldier with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, how to shoot the M4A1 carbine rifle at Manjaca Training Area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 19, 2021.

Tennessee Guard joins national cybersecurity exercise
July 20, 2021
Tennessee National Guard Capt. Curtis Crossman, Det. 2, 175th Cyber Protection Team commander, participates in Cyber Shield 2021, July 14, 2021, at Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville. Cyber Shield 2021 is a national cybersecurity exercise to increase response capabilities of cyber professionals across the country.

Tennessee Guardsman uses medic skills during COVID mission
July 14, 2021
Spc. Alexander Smith, a combat medic with the 230th Sustainment Brigade, prepares a COVID-19 vaccine in Cleveland, Tenn. Smith has participated in the testing and vaccination phases of the Tennessee National Guard’s COVID-19 task force mission since March 2020.

Tennessee National Guard aircrew rescues bear attack victim
June 21, 2021
Tennessee National Guard Sgt. Tim Allen lowers Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Banta, a critical care flight paramedic, to a bear attack victim in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Area June 18.

National Guard participates in multinational exercise
May 19, 2021
National Guard units from Alabama, Florida, West Virginia, Tennessee and Ohio are participating in Defender-Europe 21 and linked exercises to demonstrate and develop the extensive military capabilities NATO allies need to prevent conflict.

Tennessee National Guard supports joint water rescue exercise
April 12, 2021
An aircrew member looks over as Nashville Fire Department's Helicopter-borne Aquatic Rescue Team performs a water rescue mission during a joint exercise near Smyrna's National Guard Volunteer Training Site, April 9.

‘Buddy Aid’ training takes new approach to sexual assault
March 24, 2021
Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, presents a coin to Maj. Bridget Flannery, South Dakota National Guard SHARP Master Trainer and developer of Buddy Aid, March 2, 2021, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The training on “Buddy Aid – First Response to Sexual Assault” was sponsored by the office of the Virginia National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and included military and civilians from National Guard Bureau’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Tenn. National Guard honors Andrew Jackson's 254th birthday
March 18, 2021
Gov. Bill Lee and Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s adjutant general, place a wreath at the tomb of former President Andrew Jackson, on what would have been his 254th birthday, at The Hermitage in Hermitage, Tenn., March 15, 2021. Every year a wreath is placed at the tomb of the seventh president of the United States, honoring his service to his country and celebrating his life.

Tennessee National Guard delivers water to Memphis hospital
March 2, 2021
Members of the 730th Quartermaster Company and the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee National Guard, provided water to St. Frances Hospital and Region 1 Health Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 18-25. Winter weather caused water main breaks throughout the area.

Tennessee National Guard supports presidential inauguration
January 20, 2021
Over 750 Soldiers and Airmen with the Tennessee National Guard are supporting law enforcement at the U.S. Capitol for the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20.

Tennessee Guardsman testing community for COVID-19
December 4, 2020
Sgt. Robert Neal, an infantryman with 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducts COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru rural assessment site in Montgomery County, Sept. 28.

28th Infantry Division completes warfighter exercise
November 17, 2020
Lt. Col. Dorothy Watkins, left, a military information support operations officer, confers with OF-3 Aleksas Paulauskas, her Lithuanian Land Forces counterpart, during a two-week warfighter exercise Nov. 7, 2020, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

Tenn. National Guard surpasses half-million COVID-19 tests
November 6, 2020
Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the Nissan Stadium COVID-19 testing site in downtown Nashville, Aug. 21.

Tennessee Guard reaches another COVID-19 testing milestone
October 9, 2020
Tennessee National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Medical conduct COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru testing site in Coffee County on April 19, 2020. The Guard has worked with state and local agencies to test more than 400,000 Tennesseans.

Tennessee Guard tests Hurricane Sally first responders
September 15, 2020
Mississippi National Guard Spc. Jan Lao and Pfc. Mckenzie Smith of the 890th Engineer Battalion load supplies onto a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle in Gulfport, Miss., Sep. 14, 2020. The Soldiers will be part of a 10-person team on standby to rescue residents from flooded areas due to Hurricane Sally.

Tennessee National Guard keeps fighting COVID-19
August 25, 2020
Tennessee National Guard Cpl. Samuel Ross performs a COVID-19 nasal swab at a drive-thru testing site in Cheatham County, April 3, 2020. The Guard has assisted the Department of Health in fighting COVID-19 since March.

Tennessee Guardsman receives Soldier's Medal for heroism
July 15, 2020
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee presents Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields with The Soldier's Medal July 10, in Brownsville. Shields, a member of the Tennessee National Guard's 1175th Transportation Company, acted heroically in October 2018 when he disarmed and restrained a shooter after shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game.

TN Guard shifts from tornado cleanup to COVID-19 response
April 1, 2020
(Left to right) Sgt. Jacob Winton, Cpl. Justin Chambers, Spc. Austin Barnett, Spc. Jason Bahr, at a COVID-19 remote testing site in Putnam County, Tennessee, March 27. At the request of Bill Lee, 250 Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard have volunteered to provide support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.