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Soldiers and families of the 757th happy to be together again


RENO – “Be proud of the place you live and live so that your place is proud of you,” is the paraphrased Abraham Lincoln quote Gov. Brian Sandoval shared with the Soldiers and families of the Nevada Army National Guard’s 757th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion today as he spoke during a Yellow Ribbon ceremony that welcomed the unit home from their nine-month deployment to Sinai, Egypt.

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Nevada Guard hosts its 1st Lean Six Sigma black belt course
Nevada Guard hosts its 1st Lean Six Sigma black belt course

RENO – A small group of select Airmen, Soldiers and civilians recently completed the Nevada National Guard's Lean Six Sigma black belt course – the first hosted by the National Guard in the western United States. The students, from Nevada and Oregon, focused on advanced skills that promises to enable the graduates to conduct complex process improvement projects and mentor Lean six Sigma green belts in the future.

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Nevada and Tonga meet again to share knowledge and experience
Nevada and Tonga meet again to share knowledge and experience

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga – Nevada Army Guard Soldiers brought their knowledge and state-of-the-art night vision technology more than 5,000 miles to Tonga this past week during two State Partnership Program exchanges in coordination with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 100th Infantry Battalion/422nd Infantry Regiment and Tongan Defence Services.

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Doser pinned third active Nevada Army Guard general
Doser pinned third active Nevada Army Guard general

Zachary F. Doser, a Reno police detective and Nevada Guardsman, was pinned as a brigadier general Tuesday during a ceremony at the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City.

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Lengthy deployment finally concludes for Det 45
Lengthy deployment finally concludes for Det 45

Fourteen months after the dozen Soldiers in Detachment 45, Operational Support Airlift, departed for Afghanistan in June 2014, their mission came to an end today with a redeployment ceremony here at the Atlantis Casino Resort.

The unit expected to return to northern Nevada in April, but its time in the combat zone was extended three months by the Department of Defense mid-tour due to the demand for the unit’s aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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Nevada Guard aerial firefighters focus on Fork Complex fire
Nevada Guard aerial firefighters focus on Fork Complex fire

HAYFORK, Calif. – The Nevada Army Guard continues to assist Golden State firefighters and first responders on the frontline of a major fire in California. Seventeen Soldiers manning two firefighting helicopters are battling the Fork Complex fire today in Trinity County, Calif.

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Hero 2 Hired helps Guard chef get career cooking again
Hero 2 Hired helps Guard chef get career cooking again

RENO – During the winter of 2014, Staff Sgt. Samuel Wright, a cook with the Nevada Army Guard’s 150th Maintenance Company, received the chilling news that funding for his Active Duty Operational Support orders was cut and he needed to find new employment. Fortunately for Wright, Hero 2 Hired was there to help him land a new job.

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