In this Issue of The Volunteer State Guard Magazine, we travel to Fort Hood, Texas to cover the Army National Guard’s eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) program.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 | 12:44pm
Friday, July 14, 2017 | 7:17am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The viral photo of a Soldier saluting a funeral procession while standing in the rain has been identified. Colonel Jack L. Usrey is the Senior Army Advisor to the Adjutant General at Tennessee National Guard Headquarters in Nashville. While driving from Ft. Knox, KY last week, Col. Usrey met a funeral procession, stopped, got out of his vehicle and paid his respects to the deceased.
Friday, July 07, 2017 | 11:15am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today officially opened the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy, an alternative residential program operated by the Tennessee National Guard that offers youth between ages 16-18 who have dropped out of school a chance to earn a high school equivalency diploma outside of a traditional school setting. The academy is housed at the site of the former Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville where Haslam was joined Friday by Deputy Gov. Jim Henry and Major General Max Haston for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The first class of approximately 100 cadets is set to begin July 9.
Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 8:39am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Deputy Gov. Jim Henry and Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. CDT at the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy at 3965 Stewarts Lane, in Nashville.
Friday, May 26, 2017 | 10:58am
Legislation provides tuition free higher education for eligible Tennessee National Guard Members
NASHVILLE – In front of military personnel of the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard at the Tennessee Department of Military, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed the Tennessee STRONG Act that provides tuition free higher educational opportunities for eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard and supports the Drive to 55 goal to increase the number of Tennesseans with a degree or certificate to 55 percent by 2025.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 3:25pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today signed the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act at the Tennessee Department of Military in Nashville. Haslam was joined by Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown), Rep. David Hawk (R-Greeneville) and Major General Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 10:30am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will hold a bill signing ceremony Thursday, May 25, for the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act at the Tennessee Department of Military in Nashville. Haslam will be joined by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown), Rep. David Hawk (R-Greeneville) and Major General Max Haston.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 1:02pm
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 2:02pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Soldiers and Airmen in the Tennessee National Guard will be competing in the 2017 Adjutant General Pistol Competition May 19-21 at the National Guard Volunteer Training Site in Tullahoma, Tenn. The exercise is designed to promote and improve marksmanship proficiency.
If you would like to attend, please contact Master Sgt. Robin Brown at 615-313-0838 to coordinate location and time details.
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 7:57am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ricky L. Tackett, of Ashland City, took the reins as the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the Tennessee Army National Guard today during a change of responsibility ceremony in the Hall of Flags, at the Guard’s Headquarters in Nashville. Maj. Gen. Terry M. “Max” Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, conducted the ceremony in the presence of family and friends making Tackett only the fifth person in Tennessee Guard history to hold this key position.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 | 12:58pm
The Tennessee Military & Family Readiness Operations is thanking military spouses with a recognition brunch on Friday, May 12th. The event is in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day and will held in four locations throughout the State.
Military Spouse Brunch
May 12. 2017
9 a.m - 11 am
Knoxville – 3330 Sutherland Avenue
Nashville – 3041 Sidco Drive
Chattanooga – 1801 Holtzclaw Avenue
Jackson – 1510 HWY 70 By-Pass
For more information contact MSG Carrie L. Knott at email@example.com or 615-313-0683
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 | 7:48am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Staff Sgt. Dustin Rottero, originally of Gladeville, was recognized as the Region III “Best Warrior” during a ceremony at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. on April 26, 2017. Rottero, a member of Tennessee’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion, edged out fellow competitors to earn the prestigious title and secured a spot at Camp Ripley, Minn., where the Army National Guard will hold the national competition in July.
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 9:16am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For 40 years, the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., has been an essential part of the Tennessee National Guard and vital to the defense and security of the nation.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 7:46am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two Tennessee National Guard Soldiers have advanced to the regional Best Warrior Competition currently happening at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky.
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 2:17pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on March 27, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, received the Danish Home Guard Meritorious Service Medal. The award was presented by the commander of the Danish Home Guard, Maj. Gen. Finn Winkler, for spearheading the groundwork for future training opportunities between the Tennessee National Guard and the Danish Home Guard.