60 Army Guard retirees recognized on annual appreciation day
CARSON CITY -- Sixty Nevada Army Guard retirees were recognized for their longstanding military service today in the capital city.
10 years later, Mustang 22 flies on in memorial and memories
RENO – Today’s memorial event marked 10 years since the Nevada National Guard lost two Soldiers – Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Flynn and Sgt. Patrick Stewart. On Sept. 25, 2005 their CH-47 Chinook helicopter, Mustang 22, was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade while flying over Afghanistan. Warrant Officer Adrian Stump and Sgt. Tane Baum, both with the Oregon National Guard, and active duty Sgt. Kenneth Ross of Arizona were also killed in the incident.
Nevada Guard Diversity Day delivers ‘cultural buffet’
The Nevada National Guard’s Diversity Day event Thursday drew a record crowd of more than 450 people at the Nevada Air National Guard Base firehouse in Reno and highlighted the state’s commitment toward creating a more inclusive force.
2 Nevada Guard helicopters ready to fight Calif. fires
CARSON CITY – Two Nevada Army Guard helicopters and their crews have been dispatched to Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif., and are ready to assist California officials with the suppression of the Valley Fire in Middletown, Calif., and the Lumpkin Fire in Oroville, Calif.
Nevada Guard helicopter pilot set to receive post-9/11 civilian defense medal
RENO – Although he was transporting military personnel and cargo across Afghanistan when an insurgent’s AK-47 round shattered his femur and pelvis in April 2013, helicopter pilot Chief Warrant Officer 2 Roger Capps was ineligible for a Purple Heart that day because he was working as a civilian. Even though the 1/189th Aviation pilot won’t receive a military medal for the injuries he suffered then while working for Columbia Helicopters, he is now set to receive an extremely rare award for a Nevadan: The Defense of Freedom medal.
Fallen IHOP victims focal point of Remembrance Run
CARSON CITY – There are no finisher medals. There are no course records. One’s time and place is irrelevant.
A juxtaposition to most running events, the 4th annual Remembrance Run hosted by the Nevada National Guard in Carson City Sunday at 7 a.m. emphasizes memories of the victims of the 2011 International House of Pancakes shooting incident, not competition.