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Welcome to 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment!!


"I Volunteer Sir" is a common phrase heard in the 278th ACR. The 278th is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the only enhanced Armored Cavalry Regiment in the National Guard and one of only two in the United States Army. With units located throughout East and Middle Tennessee, the regiment is rich with the volunteer tradition which has been part of "The Volunteer State" since 1780 when Colonel John Sevier called for "100 good men" and 200 answered.

The regiment was called to active duty and mobilized as the 278th Regimental Combat Team. Mobilization training was completed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi in November 2004 and they are currently deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 278th Regimental Combat Team includes units from Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Vermont.

*** NEW *** Family Readiness Group Letter from the Regimental Commander - October 2005 

 (note: click link below and scroll down to the Microsoft Word document to read the letter)

(Click Here to Read)

To view Old Bills Chips:

1. From the Menu bar above put your cursor over "News".

2. Scroll down and select "News Links" and click your left mouse button.

3. On the page that appears, scroll down to find the issue of Old Bills Chips you want to read or download.


 To download or open the most recent Old Bills Chips (Aug - Sept 2005) click the hyperlink below: 

    (Current Old Bills Chips)


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Quick Links

Army Knowledge Online (AKO)
Camp Shelby MS Weather
A sample of good news from IRAQ

Command Philosophy OIF III

To read the Command Philosophy online, select "Mission" above or download it from the link below.

Warrior Ethos

I will always place the mission first.
I will not accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will not leave a fallen comrade.
I Volunteer Sir, Take Charge!


A collection of brief articles that show some of the good news coming from the 278 RCT and their area of operations. New articles are added every couple of days. Click here.

278 RCT Song

278RCT Song  Download me! Download
Click to download the song - it is in a zipped folder; download and unzip to play the song.

Chaplain's Corner

My countymen, you are about to set out on an expedition which is full of hardships and dangers, but one in which the Almighty will attend with you.

"O, God of Battle, arise in Thy might. Avenge the slaughter of Thy people. Confound those who plot our destruction. Crown this mighty effort with victory, and smite those who exalt themselves against liberty and justice and truth. "Help us as good soldiers to wield the SWORD OF THE LORD AND GIDEON." "AMEN."