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Guardsmen attractive applicants for Dept. of Public Safety jobs


LAS VEGAS – A burgeoning relationship between the Nevada National Guard and the Nevada Department of Public Safety promises to reduce unemployment and underemployment among the state’s Guardsmen while simultaneously bolstering the ranks of the department’s nine divisions.

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For many Nev. families, honor guard represents face of the military
For many Nev. families, honor guard represents face of the military

Because the Nevada Army Guard is the largest Army entity in a state bereft of major active-duty Army bases, it performs the majority of military funeral honor details within Nevada for Army veterans. “For the majority of the population of Nevada, the honor guard is the face of the military,” says Susan Mead, the contractor who works as the coordinator of the Nevada Military Funeral Honors program

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Gov., Nevada Guard co-host multi-state employment assistance summit
Gov., Nevada Guard co-host multi-state employment assistance summit

CARSON CITY – The Silver State continued to lead the way in the cooperative battle against National Guard unemployment and underemployment this week as Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada National Guard hosted the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Invitational Summit at the Governor’s Mansion Sept. 21-22.

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5 years later: Kuwait run honors Nevada Guard fallen
5 years later: Kuwait run honors Nevada Guard fallen

More than 200 soldiers participated today in a memorial run here to honor three Nevada guardsmen and one civilian killed five years ago in the Carson City IHOP shooting.

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Nevada Guard-Tonga hold largest exchange in partnership history
Nevada Guard-Tonga hold largest exchange in partnership history

A shirtless Olympian adorned in traditional tribal dress wasn’t the only thing from Tonga grabbing headlines this month.

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Departures continue as 485th leaves for Kuwait
Departures continue as 485th leaves for Kuwait

RENO – The long string of goodbyes to deploying Nevada Army Guard Soldiers continued August 18 as family members, friends and government officials including Gov. Brian Sandoval bid farewell to the 485th Military Company here at the Army Aviation Support Facility. The departure of the 485th raised the number of Nevada Army Guard units currently mobilized to five. Nearly 600 Nevada Army Guard Soldiers – about 20 percent – are now deployed around the globe.

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777th culinary specialists whip up winning Silver Chef plate
777th culinary specialists whip up winning Silver Chef plate

LAS VEGAS -- In an effort to improve the poor outlook on Army chow, Nevada Army Guard Staff Sgt. Vera Salazar and Sgt. 1st Class Brian Faulkner hosted the Silver Chef competition in Las Vegas in early August. For the past two years, the two have organized the annual cooking competition for the often-maligned, seldom-celebrated 92G Culinary Specialist military occupational specialty Soldiers in the state.

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