CARSON CITY -- Had the band been present for Custer’s Last Stand, the regiment’s bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri, may have died and forever altered sports and military annals. His great-great grandson, Adam Vinatieri, would not have kicked the game-winning field goals in two Super Bowls and Maj. Beau Vinatieri, Adam’s younger brother, would not be the Nevada Army Guard 17th Sustainment Brigade’s personnel officer.
LAS VEGAS – Since the Revolutionary War, Army leaders have realized there is a good support network behind every good Soldier. That’s why the Nevada Army Guard’s Recruitment Sustainment Company recently hosted its second annual Family Day Event, nicknamed Jane Wayne Day. The day gave the Recruitment Sustainment Company an opportunity to thank Soldiers’ family members and friends for their support of the military – and a chance to train side-by-side with their familiar Soldier who had recently enlisted in the National Guard.
CARSON CITY – The Nevada Army National Guard is set to team up with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and become one of the association’s partners for the 2014-2015 academic year, Nevada Guard and NIAA officials said today. The NIAA is the non-profit organization of secondary schools in Nevada that acts as the governing body of high school athletics and activities. The Nevada Army Guard will be one of the NIAA’s general corporate partners along with the Nevada Dairy Council and Lifetouch Photography.
CAMP DODGE, Iowa — “A commander in a brigade, battalion or company lives off of information. It has to be timely and accurate.” That statement emphasizing impeccable information and communication skills from Col. Vernon Scarbrough, the commander of the Nevada Army Guard’s 17th Sustainment Brigade, underscored the primary goal of the brigade during its first collective annual training here June 6-20. More than 125 Soldiers from the Las Vegas-based 17th SB participated in the largest logistical simulation exercise of its kind ever hosted by Camp Dodge.
RENO — A nightmare scenario tested more than 200 Airmen and Soldiers from the Nevada Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives and Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and the 92nd Civil Support Team in preparation for their bi-annual training evaluation here on Friday. The Washoe County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security as well as other local and regional emergency response units also participated in the training. In addition, more than 100 role-playing civilians helped the agencies add realism to the scenarios.
CARSON CITY — Despite the fact severe military budget cuts are certain and the war in Afghanistan winding down, lucrative retention bonuses are still available for the majority of Nevada Army National Guard Soldiers who reenlist regardless of their military occupation.
CARSON CITY -- Although he’s the first to admit it’s unlikely he’ll ever be officially declared a saint, a conclave of military clergy canonized Nevada Army Guard Maj. Harold Woomer Jr. with the Military Chaplains Association’s Distinguished Service Award on May 14 in San Diego. Woomer was the lone Army reserve-component chaplain recognized with the Distinguished Service Award from the association this year and he’s the first chaplain in Nevada Army Guard history to receive the accolade.