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Comm: (865)336-3205
DSN: 266-3205
Noise Complaints (865) 336-3218
Billeting (865) 336-3302

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Mission:  To support the military retirees and spouses in their time of need, at the death of a retiree or spouse.  To assist the survivor with the notification of the death to the proper offices, deal with the follow-up forms required for survivor benefits and pay due to the deceased member, and ensure a smooth transaction back to a normal lifestyle with survivor benefits.

134 ARW Casualty Assistance Rep (CAR):
TSgt Brittany Trentham/A1C Brittany Leon  (865) 336-3263
Alt:  SMSgt Sherry Reed (865) 336-3250

RAO Volunteers: (staffed by former military members, or use email address to send message)
(Ret.) Ron Briggs (865) 977-7183
(Ret.) Gary Wade (865) 310-7843
(Ret.) Andy Higginbotham (865) 693-5343
(Ret.) Dayton Rhea (423) 586-6462

Surviving spouse must:
1. Call DFAS at (800) 321-1080,, to report the death.  This call may take several attempts.  Have the following information available on the deceased spouse before making the call:  Social Security Number, date of death, date of birth, and date of marriage.  Forms will be mailed to you arriving in approx. 10 business days.
2. Was military member also a civilian technician that worked at the base?  If NO skip to step 3.  If YES call OPM at (888) 767-6738,, to report the death.  In addition to the same information about the member as required in step 1, OPM requires the individual's CSA number. (The CSA number can be found on the Notice of Annuity Adjustment send out annually by OPM.)  Forms should arrive by mail in approx. 10 business days.
3. Complete forms and return.  This completes required paperwork to convert from member pay to survivor annuity.
4. After receiving the death certificate call the base at (865) 336-3254 and make an appointment to get a new ID card.  A new card is a requirement for Tricare insurance card.
5. These steps should complete all necessary requirements.  Please remember to feel free to call one of the contact numbers listed above if you have any questions or problems.


Resources This page contains helpful links and resources pertaining to McGhee Tyson ANGB, the Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force . 

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Air Force Mission

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. 

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:

Air and Space Superiority :  With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space.

Global Attack:  Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime -- and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

Rapid Global Mobility:  Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.

Precision Engagement:  The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.

Information Superiority:  The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.

Agile Combat Support:  Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

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Air National Guard Info

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG: A Short Story

The Air National Guard as we know it today -- a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force -- was a product of the politics of postwar planning and interservice rivalry during World War II. The men who planned and maneuvered for an independent postwar Air Force during World War II didn't place much faith in the reserves, especially the state-dominated National Guard.

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TSgt Joshua A. Sproles


TSgt Bobby J. Edington


TSgt Thomas A. Slagle


Recruiting Fax (865)336-3261
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