Tongan delegation impressed with Nevada Guard, Silver State
August 20, 2014
Tongan delegation impressed with Nevada Guard, Silver State

RENO — Like millions of other first-time visitors to the Silver State before him, Brig. Gen. Tau’aika ‘Uta’atu, Tonga’s top military official, gained a new appreciation for Nevada’s people and resources on his initial visit to Nevada. The Nevada portion of his trip to the United States under the auspice of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program concluded Wednesday.

Top Tongan general visits Nevada Capitol, emergency operations center on capital city tour
August 18, 2014
Top Tongan general visits Nevada Capitol, emergency operations center on capital city tour

CARSON CITY – Stops at the Nevada Capitol and the Department of Emergency Management’s operations center highlighted Brig. Gen. Tau’aika 'Uta'atu's day in the capital city Monday as Tonga’s top military official continued his official tour of the Silver State.

National Guard set to continue remedial investigation of old Yerington Training Site
August 13, 2014
National Guard set to continue remedial investigation of old Yerington Training Site

YERINGTON, Nev. – The National Guard Bureau is set to continue its remedial investigation of a 5,800-acre obsolete Army Guard training site near Yerington, Nevada National Guard officials said Aug. 7 at the Lyon County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Retirement points now lead to more dollars later
August 12, 2014
Retirement points now lead to more dollars later

CARSON CITY — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 points during his National Basketball Association career to ensure himself a place in the hall of fame.

But how many points does a Guardsman need to score to ensure a comfortable retirement? And what does a Soldier or Airman do to record points?

Those are common questions Sgt. 1st Class James Lathrop often heard during his recent stint as the Nevada Army Guard’s retirement points accounting manager.

Diversity and inclusion highlighted during annual celebration
August 11, 2014
Diversity and inclusion highlighted during annual celebration

LAS VEGAS – The second annual Nevada National Guard Diversity Day was held at the Las Vegas Readiness Center here on August 6. Soldiers, Airmen and Marines mingled as they sampled assorted dishes of ethnic cuisine and visited booths decorated with pictures, maps, flags and trinkets that informed attendees about culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disabilities. Diversity Day is a celebration of culture and inclusion that highlights the various cultures and lifestyles that make up the membership of military and civilian members of the Nevada Guard.

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