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  • Volunteer Airmen are serving in many ways this holiday season

    Local events include a Blount County toy drive, Angel Tree, the annual Santa Cops event, and a Veteran’s food drive. “As members of the community and representatives of the Air National Guard, I think Volunteerism is incredibly important,” said Tech. Sgt. Teri Eicher, president of Junior Enlisted

  • Knoxville Airmen partner with DEA to combat opioid crisis

        The 134th Security Forces Squadron is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency, Knoxville office, to host Operation Take-Back, Oct. 14. Operation Take-Back is a program that collects and safely disposes of expired or unused prescription medications from anyone in the community who has base

  • Citizen Airman brings experience, perspective to further 100 ARW success

    When a manning crisis occurs in a squadron, Total Force Integration can be a lifesaver. Maj. Phillip Johnson, an aircraft maintenance officer from the 134th Air Refueling Wing, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, has been just that. During the summer, the 100th Aircraft Maintenance

  • Augmenting the AOR: Cable Dawgs connect service members to the fight

    This story is part of the JET/IA “Augmenting the AOR” series, covering the unique missions and skill sets Airmen provide to coalition and sister-service mission partners throughout the deployed area of responsibility.Communications, in some shape or form, touch every single part of the Combined

  • Hartley assumes command of 134th Air Refueling Wing

    MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2018) — Knoxville Airmen gathered in formation for a change of command ceremony here Aug. 5 as Col. Martin L. Hartley assumed command as the 134th Air Refueling Wing commander from Col. Thomas Cauthen.Hartley said leading the Airmen of the 134th

  • Knoxville native to assume command of 134th Air Refueling Wing

    MCGHEE-TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. – Knoxville-native Col. Martin L. Hartley will assume command of the Tennessee National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling Wing during an official change-of-command ceremony here Aug. 5.Col. Thomas Cauthen, who has led the 134th ARW since 2011, will become

  • 134th guardsmen train with 100th Air Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall

    Tennessee guardsmen from the 134th Air Refueling Wing traveled to RAF Mildenhall, England for annual training June 11-22. During the two-week temporary duty Airmen completed training and worked with their active-duty counterparts learning best practices to bring home. Working with active-duty Airmen

  • Air National Guard affords Airman first taste of Europe

    One of the exciting benefits of being a member of the Air National Guard is having the opportunity to travel the world. 19-year-old Airman 1st Class David Morgan, a 134th Commander Support Staff member, recently traveled to Mildenhall, England for annual training. Originally from Chattanooga,

  • Tennessee National Guard trains to identify hazards in United Kingdom

    Emergency Management personnel from the Tennessee Air National Guard trained on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive equipment while on temporary duty here June 11-22."Our job is to ensure that the base can respond to and recover from all hazards and natural disasters," said

  • 134th CES engineering assistants train abroad

    Engineering assistants from the 134th Civil Engineer Squadron came to Latvia to perform their normal duties but also get training not readily available at their home station, May 4-19.The EA troops had been tasked with using their equipment to lay out forms to pour concrete for slabs that buildings