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Tennessee National Guard Members Score 13 Pallets of Christmas and holiday Cookies!

Tennessee National Guard cookies support our troops

Tennessee, November 25, 2019 -
Thanks to the generosity, moral fiber, and awareness of people across America, members of the Tennessee National Guard scored big when Support Our Troops® was able to deliver 13 pallets of individual wrapped fresh baked cookies.  Great for Christmas and the holidays!  Something simple and fun to show thanks for what they are doing, and make sure they are aware Americans know about them and are grateful to each of them.

Good job all!

The Legacy the Recently Discovered USS Grayback Left Behind

The USS Grayback (SS-208) photographed in 1941. Naval History and Heritage Command photo

By Katie Lange

Seventy-five years after a U.S. Navy submarine sank in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, the family members of its 80 lost sailors are finally getting closure as to where their loved ones rest. 

Stories of sunken ships have fascinated the world for centuries, including the story of the USS Grayback. It was one of 52 U.S. submarines reported missing during the great conflict. Six have been found in the decades since, and now the Grayback can be added to the list of subs whose demise is no longer a mystery.

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103rd Airmen visit high school students for Veterans Day

Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing join other service members and veterans for Granby Memorial High School’s Veterans Day and Service Men and Women Recognition event Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Granby, Conn. The annual event features a reception for participants and pairs them with student groups for question-and-answer panels about their experiences in military service. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker)Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing join other service members and veterans for Granby Memorial High School’s Veterans Day and Service Men and Women Recognition event Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Granby, Conn. The annual event features a reception for participants and pairs them with student groups for question-and-answer panels about their experiences in military service. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker)

GRANBY, Conn. – Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing joined other service members and veterans for Granby Memorial High School’s Veterans Day and Service Men and Women Recognition Nov. 6.

Student government members and faculty welcomed participants with a reception in the high school commons followed by question-and-answer panels.

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Longest Day: Bringing the team home from Shok Valley

U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), stands outside of a local market place in Eastern Afghanistan, December 2007. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Master Sgt. Matthew Williams)U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), stands outside of a local market place in Eastern Afghanistan, December 2007. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Master Sgt. Matthew Williams)

By Devon L. Suits, Army News Servicerepublished with permission of DOD

WASHINGTON -- Then-Sgt.1st Class Matthew Williams was anticipating a critical phone call, as he waited patiently inside his pickup truck in front of his home near Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

A month prior, Williams received a series of odd messages from the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, or G-1. At first, the Special Forces team sergeant brushed it off, thinking it was some form of administrative error.

The lieutenant colonel on the line assured that her inquiry was no mistake, Williams said.

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Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 29, 2019

380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Airmen fire from behind a barrier during a simunition proficiency firing course.  Al  Dhafra hosted the first course of this kind in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility to align with the line of effort to increase lethality, as well as allowing Defenders to maintain proficiency with their weapon.380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Airmen fire from behind a barrier during a simunition proficiency firing course. Al Dhafra hosted the first course of this kind in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility to align with the line of effort to increase lethality, as well as allowing Defenders to maintain proficiency with their weapon.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford

MO ANG leads airlift for Saber Junction 2019

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Jones, with the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, marshals in a C-130H Hercules aircraft during Saber Junction 19 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sep. 17, 2019. SJ19 is an exercise involving 16 allies and partner nations at the U.S. Army’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, Sept. 3-30. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson)U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Jones, with the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, marshals in a C-130H Hercules aircraft during Saber Junction 19 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sep. 17, 2019. SJ19 is an exercise involving 16 allies and partner nations at the U.S. Army’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, Sept. 3-30. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

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