Nevada Guard’s flood response proves historic
March 27, 2017
Nevada Guard’s flood response proves historic

LEMMON VALLEY, Nev. — For three weeks this month, Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were activated for the organization’s largest domestic operation in response to a natural disaster in 20 years as about 140 moved sandbags on behalf of residents and constructed a 4-mile HESCO wall — a 4-foot-tall barrier supported by 12,000 yards of sand — in an attempt to alleviate flood damage.

Busy schedules don’t deter Nevada Guard Soldiers, Airmen on duty in Lemmon Valley
March 16, 2017
Busy schedules don’t deter Nevada Guard Soldiers, Airmen on duty in Lemmon Valley

LEMMON VALLEY, Nev. -- A weeklong biathlon in Vermont last week didn’t deter Spc. Robert Baker of Reno from answering the call to assist flood victims in Lemmon Valley this week. About 140 Airmen and Soldiers are constructing five miles of flood-alleviation barriers in addition to securing the deluged area here; they are expected to remain on state active duty orders for several days.

Nevada Army Guard welcomes state’s 1st F model Chinook as fleet upgrade begins
March 14, 2017
Nevada Army Guard welcomes state’s 1st F model Chinook as fleet upgrade begins

STEAD, Nev. — The first of six CH-47 F model Chinook helicopters destined for the Silver State hovered over the Army Aviation Support Facility here March 8 before finally landing to the delight of dozens of Nevada Army National Guard aviators and maintainers ecstatic about the arrival of the late model aircraft.

The arrival of B Company, 1/189th General Support Aviation Battalion’s first F model Chinook marked the beginning of a new era for the Nevada Army National Guard Aviation Control Element, which will eventually house and maintain six F model Chinooks that were previously in the active duty fleet.

NGB Chief headlines Nevada Air Guard’s Leadership Summit
March 14, 2017
NGB Chief headlines Nevada Air Guard’s Leadership Summit

RENO -- Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, made his first visit as a four-star general to the Nevada Air National Guard base here March 3 to headline the inaugural Nevada Air National Guard Leadership Summit. Lengyel, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, became the 28th Chief of the National Guard Bureau last August when he succeeded Gen. Frank Grass.

Following deployment, 422nd 1st Sgt. magically appears at son’s party
March 2, 2017
Following deployment, 422nd 1st Sgt. magically appears at son’s party

RENO – Magician Justin Impossible completed a trick even Harry Houdini would envy when he successfully conjured Nevada Army Guard 1st Sgt. Ben Krainbrink to appear at his son Drake’s 10th birthday party here Saturday. The appearance perfectly coincided with the end of Krainbrink’s nearly one-year deployment to Kuwait with Bravo Company, 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion.

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