Tennessee National Guard returned home Tuesday

Soldiers and airmen from the Tennessee National Guard were set to return home from Washington, D.C., June 9.

In response to the civil unrest in the District of Columbia and at the request of Gov. Bill Lee, more the 1,000 soldiers and airmen from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 134th Air Refueling Wing deployed to the nation’s capital on Thursday, June 4. These soldiers and airmen provided additional support to the Washington, D.C., National Guard, law enforcement and first responders to protect life, preserve property, and ensure public safety.