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Las Vegas Guardsmen heading to Afghanistan


LAS VEGAS — Governor Brian Sandoval was on hand Sept. 15 in Las Vegas to commend the Soldiers of the 72nd Military Police Company as they held a mobilization ceremony for over 25 Nevada Soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan next month.

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Nevada Guard assisting with repairs in flood damaged community
Nevada Guard assisting with repairs in flood damaged community

CARSON CITY — Nevada Guard Soldiers are on the scene at the Moapa Band of Paiutes reservation where recent flooding damaged an earthen dam and levee, threatening the community there.

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Blowing sand odd ingredient in recipe for food service victory
Blowing sand odd ingredient in recipe for food service victory

CARSON CITY — Blowing sand from the Mojave Desert was one ingredient the 1-221st Cavalry’s 777th Forward Support Company never anticipated when formulating its recipe to win the Region 7 Philip Connelly food service competition at Fort Irwin, Calif., in June.

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Nevada Guard Chinook Helicopter flexes muscle while recovering Navy Knight Hawk
Nevada Guard Chinook Helicopter flexes muscle while recovering Navy Knight Hawk

DIXIE VALLEY — Soldiers from Nevada Guard’s 1/189th Aviation put the muscle of their Chinook CH-47 to work providing the required thrust to recover a Navy Knight Hawk MH-60S off the valley floor Sept. 11.

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Nevada Guard’s 757th battalion ready for peacekeeping mission
Nevada Guard’s 757th battalion ready for peacekeeping mission

RENO, Nev. — Hundreds of family, friends, and officials gathered at Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park to bid farewell to about 50 Soldiers in Nevada Army National Guard’s 757th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion on Thursday in a deployment ceremony in advance of the unit’s nine-month deployment to Egypt.

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Soldiers will see new camo pattern by next autumn
Soldiers will see new camo pattern by next autumn

WASHINGTON -- A new camouflage pattern for Army combat uniforms is on the way with a number of improvements, Army officials said in August. Beginning in the fall of 2015, the Army will issue new Soldiers an Army Combat Uniform that features the Operational Camouflage Pattern. That same uniform will also become available in military clothing sales stores in the summer of 2015.

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Time doesn’t diminish loss for IHOP victims’ family, friends
Time doesn’t diminish loss for IHOP victims’ family, friends

CARSON CITY -- Retired Nevada Army Guard Maj. Ken Curtzwiler didn’t care if the memento he carried during the 3rd annual Remembrance Run here Saturday slowed him down during the event that commemorated the five victims of International House of Pancakes shooting on Sept. 6, 2011. Regardless of his time, Curtzwiler was determined to traverse the 5-kilometer course from the Carson City IHOP to the Office of the Adjutant General in the capital city while carrying the flag he received three years ago recognizing the military service of his daughter, Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney, who was one of three Nevada Guard Soldiers killed in the shooting rampage.

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