Tennessee State Guard Supports the Tennessee National Guard in Statewide Cyber Security Exercise
by, 1LT Steven Estes, PAO, TNSG
The Tennessee State Guard (TNSG) participated in the annual Tennessee Maneuvers (TNMAN) Cyber Security Exercise in support of the Tennessee National Guard. TNMAN was conducted during the week of 12 June 2017 throughout Tennessee, and TNSG’s support focused on the Communications Exercise component.
According to MSgt Robin Brown, Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs officer, the TNMAN exercise is conducted in conjunction with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and other state agencies, and took place in June and July of this year. Details of the TNMAN exercise can be found at the TNNG DVIDS site at https://www.dvidshub.net/image/3486425/tn-national-guard-joins-statewide-cyber-security-exercise
TNSG’s part of the exercise focused on supporting TN National Guard communications. TNSG personnel served as embedded communicators at armories that were staffed for TNMAN, and passed traffic as directed by TNNG. All units participating in the COMMEX passed communications traffic over WINLINK and HF voice/digital circuits in support of maintaining statewide communications.
TNSG soldiers from 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Regiments and 2nd Battalion Support Team participated in the statewide TNMAN exercise, making this an excellent exercise for the entire Tennessee State Guard.