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Nevada Guard Cavalry troopers earn their spurs


LAS VEGAS -- Even though the horses are long gone, there are two things the cavalry has never relinquished: its fighting spirit and the spurs that distinguish cavalry troopers from other Soldiers.

Modern-day cavalry Soldiers, including those in the Nevada Guard, must pass a series of trials known as the Spur Ride that test their strength and devotion to the cavalry before they are considered full-fledged troopers.

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Nevada Attorney General proposes legal assistance program for veterans
Nevada Attorney General proposes legal assistance program for veterans

CARSON CITY — Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced last week the formation of an advisory committee for the potential creation of a military legal assistance program in the state.

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17th Sustainment Brigade unveils unit’s latest coin
17th Sustainment Brigade unveils unit’s latest coin

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s 17th Sustainment Brigade, Headquarters and Headquarters Company revealed the newest official Nevada National Guard coin on Jan. 9, 2015, at the Las Vegas Readiness Center.

The coin for HHC Commander Capt. Jonathan Auch and 1st Sgt. Richard Deutch features a unique spade shape that also can serve as a bottle opener.

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Joint Chiefs Urge Former Service Members to Serve Their Communities
Joint Chiefs Urge Former Service Members to Serve Their Communities

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff signed a letter Monday urging transitioning service members to continue serving the nation as civilians in their communities and new jobs.

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Nevada Soldier escorts ‘Unbroken’ hero’s steed at 126th Rose Parade
Nevada Soldier escorts ‘Unbroken’ hero’s steed at 126th Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. – After the first six floats passed here at the 126th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, the cheering crowd quieted as a pair of white horses adorned in cardinal and gold appeared. One was ridden by the University of Southern California’s Trojan Warrior mascot; the other carried no rider but was led by dismounted Nevada Army Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Schalles, a senior movement sergeant for the 17th Sustainment Brigade headquartered in Las Vegas.

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Nevada Guard team helps convene 78th Legislative Senate Session
Nevada Guard team helps convene 78th Legislative Senate Session

CARSON CITY — The state of Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session convened with the presentation of the colors by the Nevada Guard’s Joint Color Guard in the Senate chambers at the state legislature building in Carson City on February 2.

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Nevada hoops team hosts Heroes Day game Feb. 28
Nevada hoops team hosts Heroes Day game Feb. 28

To recognize the Nevada Guard’s service and dedication to the state, the University of Nevada, Reno, offers all Nevada Guardsmen discounted basketball tickets to the Wolf Pack vs. San Jose State Spartans game on February 28 at 3 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center, 1664 N. Virginia St.

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