Tennessee Guard Military Police arrive in Virgin Islands

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:45am

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Tennessee Army National Guard Military Police from the 117th Military Police Battalion, headquartered in Athens, began their deployment to the U.S. Virgin Islands over the weekend, and continued on Monday and Tuesday.  A total of twenty personnel from the 117th Battalion and 120 personnel from Cleveland and Oneida’s 252nd MP Company are part of an overall National Guard MP contingent headed to the islands. The MP’s are providing security for supply distribution points and augment the VI local authorities.

Also, fifteen Airmen from the 164th Airlift Wing, Memphis, returned home today after providing Aerial Port Operations on St. Croix to process personnel and cargo, load and secure aircraft, and supervise units engaged in aircraft loading and unloading operations.

A Tenn. Air National Guard loadmaster guides a HMMWV onto a C-17 Globemaster from Memphis as part of a contingency of Military Police from the 252nd MP Co., Tenn. Army National Guard in Smyrna.  The 252nd is headed to the US Virgin Islands for continued support of the Hurricane Irma relief effort.  (Tenn. National Guard photo by CW4 Nick Atwood)


Members of the 252nd Military Police Co., 117th MP Battalion, Tenn. Army National Guard climb aboard a Tenn. Air Guard C-17 Globemaster out of Memphis bound for the US Virgin Islands.  The 252nd MP Co. will assist local authorities in the USVI with various tasks such as point of distribution (POD) security and traffic control along major roadways.  (Tenn. National Guard photo by CW4 Nick Atwood) 

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