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Tribute Wall recognizes Nevada Guard combat veterans


A tribute wall with the names of about 2,700 Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen deployed into combat zones since the Gulf War was unveiled Friday at the Office of the Adjutant General in Carson City in conjunction with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proclamation designating April 17, 2015, as “Nevada National Guard Combat Veterans Remembrance Day.”

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Nevada Guard ‘Wolf Pack’ unit gives UNR faculty howling welcome
Nevada Guard ‘Wolf Pack’ unit gives UNR faculty howling welcome

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson toured the Army Aviation Support Facility at the Washoe County Armory in Stead to get a first-hand look at the Wolf Pack emblem on the unit’s aircraft Nevada National Guard’s 1/168th Aviation (MEDEVAC) unit's Black Hawk helicopters. 

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America’s Patriotic Home ready for Armed Forces Day celebration
America’s Patriotic Home ready for Armed Forces Day celebration

HAWTHORNE -- America’s self-proclaimed Patriotic Home is just weeks away from hosting one of the country’s largest and longest-running Armed Forces Day Celebrations in the nation on May 16. Hawthorne is set for its 65th annual celebration; only Bremerton, Wash., has marked Armed Forces Day more often with its 67th annual parade upcoming in May.

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Farris first female brigade commander in Nev. Guard history
Farris first female brigade commander in Nev. Guard history

RENO — More than 100 Soldiers, friends, and family were at the Army Aviation Support Facility here today to witness history as Col. Joanne Farris become the first female brigade commander in Nevada Guard history, according to Nevada Army Guard commander Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan.

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150th Soldier blends, mixes culinary skills to win Silver Chef title
150th Soldier blends, mixes culinary skills to win Silver Chef title

LAS VEGAS –       Staff Sgt. Samuel Wright’s mixture of culinary skills blended perfectly during the Nevada Army Guard’s Silver Chef competition in March as the 150th Maintenance Company cook won first place in the contest held here at the North Las Vegas Readiness Center.

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Nevada Guard hosts innovative diversity conference
Nevada Guard hosts innovative diversity conference

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada National Guard and the National Guard Bureau co-hosted an innovative diversity conference here at the Las Vegas Readiness Center that concluded on Tuesday. The conference underscored the fact both organizations strive to maintain a diverse workforce that mirrors the local and national communities supported by the National Guard.

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Knights’ tale: Father-son team tackles Best Warrior contest
Knights’ tale: Father-son team tackles Best Warrior contest

STEAD TRAINING SITE – Every competitor in the annual Nevada Army Guard Best Warrior Competition must totally rely on his or her sponsor for advice, guidance and support. So it came as no surprise when Spc. Michael Knight chose his lifelong guide and adviser – his father Staff Sgt. Robert Knight – to serve as his sponsor during the event contested here in March.

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