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Knights’ tale: Father-son team tackles Best Warrior contest


STEAD TRAINING SITE – Every competitor in the annual Nevada Army Guard Best Warrior Competition must totally rely on his or her sponsor for advice, guidance and support. So it came as no surprise when Spc. Michael Knight chose his lifelong guide and adviser – his father Staff Sgt. Robert Knight – to serve as his sponsor during the event contested here in March.

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Last Lakota lands in Las Vegas, joins Nevada Army Guard fleet
Last Lakota lands in Las Vegas, joins Nevada Army Guard fleet

NORTH LAS VEGAS – The very last Lakota helicopter acquired by the Army landed here last week to become the newest aircraft in the Nevada Army Guard’s fleet. Nevada Guard officials marked the arrival of the new, UH-72A Lakota helicopter to the Army Guard’s Limited Army Aviation Support Facility with an unveiling ceremony here on March 27. It’s the ultimate Lakota of the 212 ordered by the Army and one of only 345 produced.

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Tuition waiver extension highlights Veterans and Military Day at Capitol
Tuition waiver extension highlights Veterans and Military Day at Capitol

CARSON CITY -- Gov. Brian Sandoval’s signing of Assembly Bill 76 into law Thursday highlighted the annual Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature here at the Nevada Capitol.

The law extends the length of time a Veteran with an honorable discharge can receive a tuition waiver from a Nevada state higher-education school from two to five years.

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TAG visits students during governor's 'Nevada Reading Month'
TAG visits students during governor's 'Nevada Reading Month'

As part of "Nevada Reading Month," Brig. Gen. Bill Burks told stories about Red-Eyed Tree Frogs and a "Library Lion" to elementary school children today.

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'Don’t Say the 'F' Word': Air Guard discusses women’s issues, progress in military
'Don’t Say the 'F' Word': Air Guard discusses women’s issues, progress in military

As part of Women's History Month this March, the Air Guard invited a UNR women's historian to speak at the Nevada Air National Guard Base in Reno during drill weekend. The event titled, “Don’t Say the ‘F’ Word,” included a roundtable discussion on issues affecting women in the military and delved into the meaning of the word, feminism.

 

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Howard, McClung claim Best Warrior titles
Howard, McClung claim Best Warrior titles

STEAD TRAINING SITE – Spc. Chase Howard of the 593rd Medium Transportation Company and Sgt. Christopher McClung of the 485th Military Police Company topped their respective fields in the 2015 Nevada Army Guard Best Warrior contest here March 13-15.

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Hug, McQueen ready for Nevada Guard Rivalry Series championship match
Hug, McQueen ready for Nevada Guard Rivalry Series championship match

RENO – The Nevada National Guard/Reno Bighorns Rivalry Series is set to crown its 2015 champion on Saturday, March 28, during the halftime of the Reno Bighorns vs. Texas Legends basketball game that tips off at 7 p.m. at the Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St. The championship match features Hug High vs. McQueen High.

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