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Tennessee National Guard Band Performs in Bulgaria
July 3, 2024
Airmen and Soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard pose in front of the KC-135 Stratotanker crewed by Arizona National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing before departing Nashville for Sofia, Bulgaria, June 28, 2024, to support U.S. European Command’s U.S. Independence Day celebrations. The 129th Army National Guard Band, supplemented by former members of the 572nd Air National Guard Band, performed at the event.

Tennessee Guard Rescues Hiker in Great Smoky Mountains Park
June 14, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Daniel Bandy prepares to lower flight paramedic Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani by hoist to rescue a hiker in cardiac distress at the Double Spring Gap Shelter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park June 12, 2024.

Tennessee Guard Participates in Thracian Warrior Exercise
June 6, 2024
Members of the Tennessee National Guard's 1-181st Field Artillery Regiment, headquartered in Chattanooga, plan for a fire mission June 3, 2024, while at Koren Training Ground in Bulgaria. The Tennessee National Guard is in Bulgaria participating at Thracian Warrior 24, a multinational, combat arms exercise showcasing capabilities of participating countries' armed forces.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues 2 Injured Hikers
June 4, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Daniel Bandy hoists Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, flight paramedic, into the aircraft after rescuing a hiker in respiratory distress in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park at Mount LeConte Lodge May 31, 2024.

Retiring Illinois Guard Artillery Gun Chief Fires Final Rounds
May 31, 2024
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Terry Rutherford, a gun chief with B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, watches as his gun crew prepares their M777 howitzer to execute a fire mission during exercise Immediate Response in Ustka, Poland, May 11, 2024. The exercise is Rutherford’s last – he retires later this year.

Tennessee Guard, Local Partners Practice Disaster Response
May 23, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion remove volunteers acting as victims swept into the Chickamauga Dam during a simulated flood requiring the efforts of the Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team May 16, 2024. The training exercise was conducted with the Chattanooga Fire Department and other local emergency responders.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in Smoky Mountains
May 22, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Cassandra Antes, a paramedic assigned to Task Force Smokey, prepares to be hoisted down to rescue an injured hiker May 20, 2024, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Tennessee National Guard Soldiers Join Multinational Exercise
May 14, 2024
Capt. Eric Cheatham, operations officer for the 117th Military Police Battalion, Tennessee National Guard, meets Col. Dimitar Dimitrov with the Bulgarian Military Police Force during the opening ceremony of the multinational training exercise Beyond Horizon 2024 at Bulgaria’s Novo Selo Training Site, May 14. Nearly 20 Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from the 117th Military Police Battalion and 269th Military Police Company will train with more than 140 military police from Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, North Macedonia and Romania during the nine-day exercise.

Tennessee Guardsmen Win Sullivan Cup as Top Tank Crew
May 7, 2024
Four Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from Ashland City’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, won first place during the prestigious 2024 Sullivan Cup competition at Fort Moore, Georgia, April 29 to May 3. Staff Sgt. David Riddick, Sgt. Joshua Owen, Spc. Noah Eddings, and Spc. Seth Carter defeated six teams from active-duty Army units and four from allied nations to earn the honor of being the best tank crew.

Kentucky, Tennessee Win Regional Best Warrior Competition
April 23, 2024
Tennessee National Guard Spc. Noah Green, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Buck with the Kentucky National Guard won the 2024 Region III Best Warrior Competition at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, April 19, 2024. Nineteen competitors from 10 states and territories competed for the titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year for Region III.

Tennessee National Guard Unveils Women’s History Wall
March 29, 2024
Current and former members of the Tennessee National Guard featured on the new Women’s History Wall pose in front of the memorial March 28, 2024, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville. The wall features 23 women who were the first in their respective positions, such as the first female Black Hawk pilot and the first female general officer, of the Tennessee National Guard.

Army National Guard Soldiers Train in Funeral Honors Program
March 20, 2024
The Virginia Army National Guard Funeral Honors Program hosts 11 Army National Guard Soldiers from nine states and territories for a level 2 funeral honors training course March 5, 2024, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin participated in the two week-long training, which certifies instructors to teach fellow Soldiers the skills, procedures and standards for providing final respects to military veterans.

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.