Category Archives: Tennessee

Tennessee Guard leader stepping down after 4 years

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The head of the Tennessee State Guard is turning over command and retiring from the state Military Department. Brig. Gen. Lyndon Craig Johnson of Manchester has nearly 37 years of service. He is relinquishing command of the state Guard to Brig. Gen. Juan R. Santiago of Memphis. Santiago has served in the […]

Tennessee Guard leader stepping down after 4 years

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The head of the Tennessee State Guard is turning over command and retiring from the state Military Department. Brig. Gen. Lyndon Craig Johnson of Manchester has nearly 37 years of service. He is relinquishing command of the state Guard to Brig. Gen. Juan R. Santiago of Memphis. Santiago has served in the […]

Tennessee Guardsmen have administered over 500K virus tests

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee National Guard has administered over 500,000 COVID-19 tests to citizens throughout Tennessee, according to a news release. The Guard first began helping with the fight against COVID-19 in March, when Gov. Bill Lee requested 250 soldiers and airmen to help the Department of Health operate drive-thru rural testing sites. Over […]

Tennessee Guardsmen have administered over 500K virus tests

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee National Guard has administered over 500,000 COVID-19 tests to citizens throughout Tennessee, according to a news release. The Guard first began helping with the fight against COVID-19 in March, when Gov. Bill Lee requested 250 soldiers and airmen to help the Department of Health operate drive-thru rural testing sites. Over […]

Tennessee National Guard troops lay down riot shields at protesters’ request

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nearly 50 people were arrested over the weekend in Tennessee, while many businesses saw property damaged and public buildings vandalized across the state during peaceful protests that turned violent in response to the death of George Floyd. Volunteers continued cleanup efforts, scrubbing away graffiti and removing the debris of two days of […]