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Aviation sergeant, Cav Soldier emerge as state’s top Warriors


STEAD, Nev. – Like two heavyweight boxers going toe-to-toe for 15 rounds, Staff. Sgt. Joshua Rodriguez and Sgt. Colton Hults went back-and-forth in the first eight events contested in the Nevada Army Guard’s 2016 Best Warrior Competition here April 22-24. Hults, 26, of Reno, finally pulled away from Rodriguez, 34, of North Las Vegas, in the marksmanship events on the final day of competition to claim the title of Noncommisioned Officer of the Year and earn a trip to the Region VII Best Warrior Competition in Arizona in May.

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Arizona man thanks Nevada Guard soldiers for saving his life
Arizona man thanks Nevada Guard soldiers for saving his life

Ten months after saving his life, two Nevada Army Guard flight mechanics met Monday the man the pulled from a fiery car wreck while fishing in Arizona. 

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‘Friendly Islands’ hospitality on display during weapons tactics, techniques exchange
‘Friendly Islands’ hospitality on display during weapons tactics, techniques exchange

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga – The Kingdom of Tonga proved once again this week why it is known as the “Friendly Islands” after hosting another State Partnership Program exchange with members of the Nevada National Guard. Three members of the Nevada Guard just spent a week here sharing weapons tactics, techniques and procedures with members of His Majesty’s Armed Forces – the official name for the Tongan military. Topics ranged from basic weapons maintenance and individual marksmanship techniques to night-vision goggle familiarization.

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Exodus of Nevada Army Guard signal Soldiers continues
Exodus of Nevada Army Guard signal Soldiers continues

LAS VEGAS (April 15, 2016) – Nevada Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Bill Burks admitted he had a strong sensation that he’d already recently experienced a similar situation as he bid farewell April 15 to the 140 Soldiers deploying to Kuwait with Bravo Company, 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion. “Borrowing from Yogi Berra, it’s déjà vu all over again,” said Burks as he participated in his second deployment ceremony featuring 422nd Soldiers within months. Just more than two months ago, Burks was present to see 40 422nd Soldiers depart for their deployment to Africa.

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Carson COC: 'Guard is a big component of Carson City and this region'
Carson COC: 'Guard is a big component of Carson City and this region'

Members of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce discovered Nevada Army Guard capabilities this morning on the organization's Emergency Management Day with a CH-47 Chinook helicopter aerial flight over the Carson Valley.

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Adaptive skiers quickly overcome steep slopes, learning curve
Adaptive skiers quickly overcome steep slopes, learning curve

RENO, Nev. – Having already displayed their determination in military combat, the 10 athletes participating in this year’s Military to the Mountains ski program certainly weren’t going to be intimidated by any of Lake Tahoe’s notorious black diamond ski runs. Despite the fact nine of the 10 adaptive-ski athletes were first-time skiers and boarders, the group eschewed Tahoe’s bunny hills and successfully slalomed and schussed at two to Tahoe’s preeminent resorts, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, the site of the 1960 Olympics.

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Advance appointments speed patrons through DEERs offices
Advance appointments speed patrons through DEERs offices

CARSON CITY -- In order to decrease waiting times for patrons, Department of Defense officials encourage Nevada’s service members, dependents and veterans to make an appointment before visiting Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System offices. Officials also encourage patrons to consider visiting non-metro DEERs offices.

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