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Spanish Springs football team tackles Nevada Guard’s Fitness Challenge


RENO – Football players from Spanish Springs High School last week became the first student-athletes in northern Nevada to tackle the Nevada Guard’s Fitness Challenge, a unique contest that pits teammate against teammate. About 60 Cougar football players met with Soldiers from the Nevada Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion to complete the challenge at Spanish Springs High’s football field Aug. 29.

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Tongan delegation impressed with Nevada Guard, Silver State
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.

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Top Tongan general visits Nevada Capitol, emergency operations center on capital city tour
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.

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National Guard set to continue remedial investigation of old Yerington Training Site
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.

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Retirement points now lead to more dollars later
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.

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Diversity and inclusion highlighted during annual celebration
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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Classmates reunite as 1-221st Cavalry welcomes new commander
Classmates reunite as 1-221st Cavalry welcomes new commander

NORTH LAS VEGAS – Classmates from the University of Nevada, Reno’s, ROTC program were on center stage here at the Floyd Edsall Training Center on Sunday when Lt. Col. Michael Peyerl succeeded Lt. Col. Michael Glynn as the commander of the Nevada Army Guard’s 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry. The squadron is the largest combat arms unit in the Nevada Army Guard with more than 525 Soldiers.

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