8 Nevada Guard Airmen support humanitarian mission in Tonga
July 22, 2014
8 Nevada Guard Airmen support humanitarian mission in Tonga

CARSON CITY – Eight Airmen from the Nevada Air National Guard joined 160 people from seven nations Monday to provide humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Tonga as part of Operation Pacific Angel-Tonga. The mission will continue until July 26. Tonga is Nevada National Guard’s partner in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program, the Department of Defense program that links a state's National Guard with the armed forces or equivalent of a partner country in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship.

Nevada Air Guard female aviators fly into history
July 21, 2014
Nevada Air Guard female aviators fly into history

RENO – Six Airmen from the Nevada Air National Guard made history on June 21 when they teamed to become the first all-female air crew to fly a tactical training mission. The crew, all from the 192nd Operations Squadron of the 152nd Airlift Wing, included pilot Maj. Hillary Moynihan, co-pilot Capt. Brooke Magee, navigator 1st. Lt. Merridy Stephenson, loadmaster Master Sgt. Kathleen Backlund, flight engineer Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Cronin and loadmaster Staff Sgt. Jana Morales.

Family, friends test military skills during Jayne Wayne Day
July 18, 2014
Family, friends test military skills during Jayne Wayne Day

LAS VEGAS – Since the Revolutionary War, Army leaders have realized there is a good support network behind every good Soldier. That’s why the Nevada Army Guard’s Recruitment Sustainment Company recently hosted its second annual Family Day Event, nicknamed Jane Wayne Day. The day gave the Recruitment Sustainment Company an opportunity to thank Soldiers’ family members and friends for their support of the military – and a chance to train side-by-side with their familiar Soldier who had recently enlisted in the National Guard.

Army Guard, Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association team up in new partnership
July 17, 2014
Army Guard, Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association team up in new partnership

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Army National Guard is set to team up with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and become one of the association’s partners for the 2014-2015 academic year, Nevada Guard and NIAA officials said today. The NIAA is the non-profit organization of secondary schools in Nevada that acts as the governing body of high school athletics and activities. The Nevada Army Guard will be one of the NIAA’s general corporate partners along with the Nevada Dairy Council and Lifetouch Photography.

Sustainment brigade takes lead at historical Camp Dodge logistics exercise
July 15, 2014
Sustainment brigade takes lead at historical Camp Dodge logistics exercise

CAMP DODGE, Iowa — “A commander in a brigade, battalion or company lives off of information. It has to be timely and accurate.” That statement emphasizing impeccable information and communication skills from Col. Vernon Scarbrough, the commander of the Nevada Army Guard’s 17th Sustainment Brigade, underscored the primary goal of the brigade during its first collective annual training here June 6-20. More than 125 Soldiers from the Las Vegas-based 17th SB participated in the largest logistical simulation exercise of its kind ever hosted by Camp Dodge.

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