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Booming popularity of EOD jobs leads to selectivity, specialized training


CARSON CITY -- Despite the fact the field of explosive ordnance disposal is a physically demanding and sometimes dangerous job, the military occupation of explosive ordnance disposal specialist (89D) remains one of the most sought-after occupations in the Nevada Guard.

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Nevada, Tonga partner in the spirit of ‘Fe tokoni aki’
Nevada, Tonga partner in the spirit of ‘Fe tokoni aki’

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga -- The Nevada National Guard and the Kingdom of Tonga marked the formation of the newest official relationship in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program on April 11 with a formal signing ceremony in the Tongan capital.

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National Guard uniform gives applicants vital edge at military academies
National Guard uniform gives applicants vital edge at military academies

RENO — A National Guard uniform or affiliation can give a Soldier or Airman or their dependent an edge when applying to one of the nation’s military academies, said military admissions officers April 5 during Academy Information Day at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Nevada Gov. hosts, recognizes employers at inaugural ESGR executive event
Nevada Gov. hosts, recognizes employers at inaugural ESGR executive event

CARSON CITY -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval hosted the state’s first Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Executive Breakfast at the historic Governor’s Mansion here in the state's capital city on April 2. Sandoval hosted the event to recognize the support and commitment of the state’s employers and executives, including his own legislative executive branch, for the Silver State’s National Guard and reserve-military employees.

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Signal Soldier Montano earns Best Warrior title
Signal Soldier Montano earns Best Warrior title

RENO, Nev. – A 22-year-old Soldier from the 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Spc. Danny Montano, exceled in multiple events over four days to claim the Nevada Army Guard’s Best Warrior Competition here March 29 at the Stead Training Site.

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Historic emigrant trails, Nevada Guard intersect at Elko County Readiness Center
Historic emigrant trails, Nevada Guard intersect at Elko County Readiness Center

CARLIN, Nev. – The course of the nation’s Manifest Destiny and the Nevada National Guard meet here at the Elko County Readiness Center. Two major emigrant routes, the California Trail and one option of the Greenhorn Cutoff Trail, intersect near the entrance of the Nevada Guard’s 460-acre facility in this small city of 3,000 residents about 20 miles west of Elko, Nev.

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Flight school selection board set for May 4
Flight school selection board set for May 4

CARSON CITY -- Opportunities for Soldiers interested in pursuing a career in rotary-wing aviation continue to abound in the Nevada Army Guard. Soldiers ages 19-32 are invited to participate in the Nevada Army Guard’s Flight Selection Board on May 4 in Las Vegas.

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