Veteran status no cinch for National Guardsmen
July 31, 2014
Veteran status no cinch for National Guardsmen

CARSON CITY – After 28 years of Nevada Army Guard service, retired Lt. Col. Steve Ranson was confident he was a military veteran.

But only a few short weeks from his retirement in 2008, he was crestfallen when he discovered he would be considered a retired military Soldier and not a veteran by the federal government.

Nevada Guard Airmen wrap up Tongan mission
July 30, 2014
Nevada Guard Airmen wrap up Tongan mission

EIAFU, Tonga — More than 4,300 medical patients received care and five local schools received much-needed improvements as Operation Pacific Angel 14-3, a joint and combined humanitarian mission that included eight Nevada Guard Airmen, concluded July 25.

Battle, football fields shaped Vinatieri brothers career paths
July 28, 2014
Battle, football fields shaped Vinatieri brothers career paths

CARSON CITY -- Had the band been present for Custer’s Last Stand, the regiment’s bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri, may have died and forever altered sports and military annals. His great-great grandson, Adam Vinatieri, would not have kicked the game-winning field goals in two Super Bowls and Maj. Beau Vinatieri, Adam’s younger brother, would not be the Nevada Army Guard 17th Sustainment Brigade’s personnel officer.

Nevada Air Guard’s Thompson recognized by NAACP
July 24, 2014
Nevada Air Guard’s Thompson recognized by NAACP

CARSON CITY -- Nevada Air Guard Senior Master Sgt. Torry Thompson distinguished himself from the roughly 110,000 Airmen in the entire Air National Guard to receive the 2014 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award from the NAACP in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award is presented annually to one service member from each branch of the military and one Department of Defense civilian.

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.

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