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Tennessee National Guard Honors Former President Polk
November 3, 2023
Col. John Kinton, commander of the 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee National Guard, represented President Joe Biden and was the keynote speaker during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tennessee State Capitol Nov. 2, 2023, in honor of President James K. Polk on his 228th birthday.

Maryland Intelligence Analyst Helps Team Win Skills Exercise
October 27, 2023
Master Sgt. Benny Casalina, a network intelligence analyst assigned to the 135th Intelligence Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Oct. 27, 2023.

Tennessee Guard, Bulgaria Celebrate 30-Year Partnership
October 4, 2023
Brig. Gen. Warner Ross, Tennessee’s adjutant general, presents Lt. Gen. Tsanko Stoykov, Bulgaria’s deputy chief of defense, with a plaque marking the 30-year partnership between the Tennessee National Guard and the Bulgarian Armed Forces in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 28, 2023.

35th Infantry Division Hosts 2023 Readiness Symposium
September 19, 2023
The 35th Infantry Division hosted the First Annual Division Readiness Symposium Sept. 9-10, 2023, welcoming a diverse array of units from the Army National Guard in several states to Division Headquarters in Leavenworth, Kansas. The event aimed to enhance communication and understanding, ensuring operational, exercise and deployment readiness.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker
September 7, 2023
Tennessee National Guard crew chief, Staff Sgt. Joseph Hough, lowers the flight paramedic, Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, to a clearing near a sick hiker during a rescue at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, September 2.

National Guard Fights Louisiana Wildfires From the Air
September 1, 2023
Louisiana National Guard aviation assets began water-drop missions Aug. 23, 2023, to combat wildfires in western Louisiana. They have been assisted by the Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee National Guard.

Tennessee Guard Hosts Women, Peace and Security Conference
August 23, 2023
The Tennessee National Guard hosted the Women, Peace and Security conference at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site Aug. 15-17, 2023. Soldiers, Marines and Airmen attended the three-day event and will take home a better understanding and insight into what women can contribute to the community and in senior leadership roles.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in National Park
August 17, 2023
Staff Sgt. Ryan McKnight, Tennessee National Guard crew chief, lowers a flight paramedic, Sgt. 1st Class Nolan Ogle, to a sick hiker during a rescue at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Aug. 15, 2023.

Tennessee National Guard Partners with Bulgarian Military
July 6, 2023
Members of  the Tennessee National Guard’s Women, Peace and Security delegation pose with Col. Nevyana Miteva and the Bulgarian delegation at the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense in Sofia June 22, 2023. Tennessee and Bulgaria are partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Injured Hiker
June 29, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, a fight paramedic with the Tennessee Army National Guard, is hoisted into a hovering Black Hawk helicopter with an injured hiker immobilized on a stretcher during a rescue at the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park June 28, 2023.

Tennessee Airmen Train with Bulgarian Air Force Partners
June 23, 2023
Airmen from the 134th Air Refueling Wing out of Knoxville, Tennessee, recently trained with Bulgarian firefighters at Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria. The training centered on emergency response tactics to various aircraft and the overall flight line.

Tennessee Guard, Bulgarian Medical Military Academy Collaborate
June 20, 2023
Members of the Tennessee National Guard training team at Bulgaria’s Military Medical Academy during Thracian Sentry 23 on June 13, 2023, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Tennessee National Guard, Partner Bulgaria Conduct Exercise
June 15, 2023
Members of the Tennessee National Guard and Joint Force Command of the Bulgarian Military pose for a photo June 14, 2023, outside Sofia, Bulgaria.

Tennessee National Guard Joins Exercise with Bulgarian Partners
June 12, 2023
Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard fly to Bulgaria to kick off Thracian Sentry 2023. Tennessee and Bulgaria have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 1993.

Army National Guard Support Vital to EDGE 23
May 25, 2023
First Sgt. Patrick Casha, flight paramedic with the Oregon Army National Guard, demonstrates the new MH60M Medical Upgrade Interior kit designed for Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft during EDGE 23 Distinguished Visitor Day at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, May 18, 2023.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Injured Hunter
May 5, 2023
A Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hhawk helicopter locates a distressed hunter in the Cherokee National Forest on May 4.

Tennessee, Georgia Guardsmen are Southeast’s Best Warriors
April 24, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Nicolas White, an indirect fire infantryman representing the Georgia Army National Guard, splashes water on his face after completing the confidence course during the Region III National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 17, 2023. The competition tested the adaptiveness and lethality of our forces.

Soldiers Train at Virginia Guard Funeral Honors Program
March 24, 2023
Ten National Guard Soldiers from seven states participate in Military Funeral Honors Level 2 training March 3, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia participated in the two week-long course, hosted by the Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Program.

Tennessee Guard Honors Former President Jackson
March 16, 2023
Col. Jason Glass, Tennessee National Guard’s assistant adjutant general–air, and Nashville Mayor John Cooper place a commemorative wreath on former President Andrew Jackson’s tomb at Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, outside Nashville March 15, 2023. The ceremony took place on what would have been Jackson’s 256th birthday.

Tennessee National Guard Prepares for Joint Bulgarian Exercise
March 3, 2023
An Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster from the 164th Airlift Wing offloads Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers in Bulgaria as part of a multinational exercise.