Air Guard training and education center leaders, Col. Barbara Eager, commander, Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Thornell, the incomming commandant, and Chief Master Sgt. Arthur Hafner, the outgoing commandant, stand at attention during the July 16, 2003, change of commandant and graduation event at the parade field on McGhee Tyson Air Guard Base. (U.S. Air National Guard file photo)
Hello. I am a prior U.S. Navy sailor and photojournalist serving on active duty with the National Guard – combined, for more than 24 years. This blog features my more memorable stories and photos from that news pile as well as creative writing. All images and stories are by me unless otherwise credited. I hope to backlog more as well as write new stories. Thank you so much.
- Mike R. Smith