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Color Guard Support


The Tennessee National Guard supports the community and can provide a Color Guard Team for Veteran's Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day public observances as well provide Color Guard Teams for many other appropriate, non political public events.

Requests for Speakers


National Guard personnel can speak on a wide variety of topics including: Military Support to Civil Authorities, Military Avaition, Leadership, Education Opportunities, Family Readiness and Support, Military Law, Military History, Military Medicine, Public Relations, and Journalism.



National Guard Bands


Military bands are used for official ceremonial events and in support of troop morale and recruiting purposes. Military bands may also be used in support of certain community events.


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Request Air Guard Band

Non-Aviations Requests


The Department of Defense is able to support broad based civic organizations or organizations whose primary purpose is to stimulate patriotism, promote public understanding of the necessity of national security, or foster public appreciation of our national heritage, and not promote the organization’s private objectives.

Airman playing the bugle at a funeral.

Aviation Requests


Individuals and/or Organizations requesting support utilizing  Air Force aircraft (C-17 or KC-135) are required to complete a support request DD Form 2535 on the US Air Force Aerial Events website, https://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil/.


Once the form is completed and submitted through the site, it must then be printed and proper signatures obtained from the event host and Federal Aviation Administration. Completed forms

should be sent to SAF/PAY usaf.pentagon.saf-pa.mbx.saf-pa-rss-aerial@mail.mil or faxed to (703) 693-9601.) Events will not be considered until both of these required actions are completed. Approved events can be found on the Aerial Events website,



Requests for Army aircraft (UH-60 or UH-72) require the requesting individual/organization to complete a DD Form 2535 Aerial Support Request (link form here) and forward

to the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs Office at tnpao@live.com or fax to (615) 313-3129, attention Community Support Representative. Events will not be considered without signatures obtained from the event host and Federal Aviation Administration. Requests must be received NLT the 1st day of the month for flyovers scheduled for the following month. As an example, a flyover request scheduled for March 10th must be received NLT February 1st.  You will be notified if your request is approved or denied within 15 days of a determination being made.

Community Support

NOTICE:  As a result of Sequestration, all support to public events must meet all guidelines for support as outlined by the Department of Defense for the remainder of the fiscal year 2014.  Support to public and military events is provided at no additional cost to the taxpayer using allotted training hours which are now entirely dedicated to support readiness needs of the units.


This policy may change after the end of the fiscal year.



All events must be open to the entire community. The event must not promote the partisan, fraternal or commercial objectives of the organization itself.  Department of Defense regulations and policies require that participation in community events will be provided on a non-interference basis to the military mission at no additional cost to the U.S. Government.


Military bands are not authorized to provide entertainment, such as background music for dinners or dances, at public or private events in competition with the employment of local civilian musicians. Please note that only one band may perform at an event. The Department of Defense reserves the right to cancel performances without notice.


Speakers are prohibited from participating in fundraising, marketing or commercial events, from taking part in partisan political activity and from accepting fees or honoraria.

The Tennessee National Guard Community Relations Division welcomes the opportunity to connect our communities with the mission and capabilities of the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard.   We are pleased to offer the resources for the American public to request flyovers, military bands, color/honor guards, exhibit displays and speakers.  We require at least 30 days notice in order to process all requests


To schedule an appearance of the Adjutant General AND OTHER Tennessee National Guard General Officers:  Fill out the OFFICER APPEARANCE FORM




To request any of the other

listed resources:


Please fill out a DD FORM 2536 (Non-Aviation) or DD FORM 2535 and send it to the Joint Public Affairs Office via mail, email or fax.



Tennessee National Guard

Public Affairs Office

3041 Sidco Drive,

Nashville, TN, 37204


Fax:  (615) 313-3129


Email:  tnpao@live.com


Posting to this website or submitting an email to tnpao@live.com does not constitute an Open Records or FOIA request.  The email "tnpao@live.com" is an unofficial social media address and is not monitored on a daily basis.  All Open Records or FOIA requests should be forwarded to:


Tennessee Military Department

Joint Public Affairs Office

P.O. Box 41502

Nashville, TN 37204-1502


Please indicate your type of request

on the outside of the envelope.


Contact the Joint Public Affairs Office at:  615-313-0633




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