PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.NGATN and EANGTN host annual professional development and volunteer opportunities for Junior Officer Guard Members to network, develop leadership skills, and become active participants at all TNNG levels. Nominees for invitation-only events are selected for their performance and potential to positively impact the Tennessee National Guard. Interested in attending on of our annual events? Mark your calendar, notify your Unit NGATN representative of your interest, and get your Government Travel Card ready!
MAR: NGATN State Conference/CGO & WO OPDCGOs and WOs are invited to attend the annual NGATN Annual State Conference in lateMarch/early April and participate in leadership oriented, career growth workshops at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN. In addition to attending the Saturday morning business session, there are events for OCS/TMA graduates, Spouses, and social events on Friday and Saturday night. All Registration forms will be available on the NGATN State Conference page after the Call to Conference is published in January. Please note that the OPD Registration form is in addition to your regular State Conference Registration. Rooms at the Embassy Suites fill up quickly-reserve your room ASAP for best selection. Questions about the OPD? Contact your Area Representative on the CGO Representatives page.
MAR: Executive Council ElectionsCompany Grade officers have three dedicated seats on the NGATN Executive Council to represent Airmen and Soldiers that live in East, Middle and West Tennessee. Call for Election traditionally posts in January with the NGATN State Call to Conference, and the traditional deadline for submission is end of February/beginning of March. Elections are held during the Annual State Conference in late March/early April. If you are interested in sitting on the Executive Council, visit the NGATN Executive Council page for current election information. Questions? Contact your Executive Council Representative on the CGO Representative page.
MAR: NGATN AwardsOfficers and Warrant Officers who work hard and contribute to their communities have an opportunity to be honored annually at the NGATN State Conference. The Call for Awards and nomination form is attached to the annual NGATN Call to State Conference traditionally posted inJanuary. Visit theNGATN Awards page for more information.
MAR: NGATN Foundation ScholarshipsOfficers, Warrant Officers, and their families are welcome to apply for the annual Scholarships,
sponsored by 5/3rd Bank, awarded every year at the NGATN State Conference. Please visit the NGATN Scholarship Page for more details. Official Call for Scholarship traditionally posts in January with the NGATN State Conference Call to Conference, and the traditional deadline for submission is end ofFebruary/beginning ofMarch.
SPRING: EANGTN State ConferenceCommanding Officers and Staff are encouraged to support their enlisted members by attending the Annual EANGTN Conference in Spring. Visit the EANGTN Website for registration and hotel information. The official Call to Conference traditionally posts the Februaryor March prior to the conference.
AUG: NGAUS General Conference/CGO & WO MixerTennessee is “Letting the Good Times Roll” in lateAugust/earlySeptember at the 140th NGAUS Conference in the Big Easy. Consider applying for a delegate slot and attend the CGO OPD, lead by top decision makers and branch leaders in the National Guard! Meet and mingle with CGOs and WOs from all 50 States and U.S. Territories at the Friday night Company Grade Mixer. Meet National Guard Corporate Sponsors, dine and drink in style at the Governor’s Reception and States’ Dinner, and attend informative business sessions featuring top level national and military leaders. Spouses will also have a special luncheon and will have plenty to see and do in NOLA! The Call to Conference traditionally posts in June and registration details will be available on NGATN’s Dedicated NGAUS Conference webpage. For more information and to view this year’s trailer, visit the NGAUS Events website.
AUG: NGAUS FELLOWS PROGRAMThe National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Fellows Program is designed to bring Army and Air National Guard Lieutenants, Captains and Warrant Officers (in the grade of WO1 and/or CW2) to the Headquarters of the NGAUS for a period of one year. The intent of this program is to help develop practical experience in the fundamentals of interaction between the U.S. Congress and the agencies that affect the National Guard in both state and federal missions. The program is a twelve month paid fellowship located at the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Each NGAUS Fellow is encouraged and expected to return to their home state with skills and professional knowledge that will promote leadership and encourage other National Guard junior officers to become advocates for the National Guard through engagement in governmental affairs at the local, state and federal level. Want to learn more? Interested in applying? DOWNLOAD THE 2018 FELLOWS PROGRAM PACKET AND APPLICATION HERE
SEP: TNNG OPD TRIP
MG Max Haston, NGATN, and EANGTN will be hosting the annual Professional Development Trip to Washington, DC and Gettysburg, PA in September (Sunday-Thursday). Tentative events include visiting the National Guard Bureau, Arlington National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Battlefield, and more. Call for applications is traditionally in May; suspense for nominations is traditionally inJune.
NOV: Patriot Dash 5KWear your best Red, White and Blue for Veterans’ Day at the 2018 Patriot Dash 5K in Smyrna! Participate in the Run, stroll in the Walk, or sign up as a Volunteer. The Dash will be held in November at Volunteer Training Site, Smyrna. Details emerge in October; check NGATN’s Facebook page or the EANGTN Facebook page for more information.
DEC: Annual NGATN Christmas Open HouseYou are cordially invited to attend the Annual Christmas Open House at NGATN Headquarters, 4332 Kenilwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. Come see our newly remodeled conference room and full service kitchen available to our members for receptions, unit functions, or other events. Lunch, drinks and dessert are provided! Open house is usually the 2nd or 3rd week in December. Check back in late November or early December for dates and official invitation.
PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS OPD
OPD Trip 2011: Click here to see pictures
OPD Trip 2009-1OPD Trip 2010
OPD Trip 2009-2
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Pilates is ideal for pregnancy – before, during, and after. Give us a call to explore whether Pilates is right for your individual needs.
We work with pregnant women through private sessions that can be booked during the day, evenings or weekends. Double up with a friend for Duets Pilates classes tailored to your schedule. (We do not offer pre-natal group classes at this time.)
Pilates will help
- Strengthen the core – supporting abdominal muscles, muscles along the spine and upper back
- Release tightness throughout the body
- Gain awareness of the changing center of gravity and develop balance
- Maintain muscle tone and strength throughout the body
Once your doctor has cleared you to resume exercise, you are welcome to join a small group class. Before you do, we typically start you off with a few private sessions to determine your specific needs Our Intro Bundle is a great way to start, and if needed, we can exchange one more private lesson in lieu of the 3 group classes. Also note the following:
- Some exercises in group classes are contra-indicated for post-partum and breast-feeding mothers, but we can often make modifications.
- Women with diastasis recti can benefit tremendously from Pilates and often see great results. Please note that you may need to do private lessons while the separation of the rectus abdominus closes, and/or learn which exercises in group classes are not appropriate for this condition.