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Nevada Guard begins combat against new enemy: bullying


RENO — The Nevada National Guard has a well-earned reputation for displaying its fighting spirit in wars and conflicts around the world: Now, it’s joined the fight against bullying in the Silver State. Helping Everyone Achieve Respect is a new National Guard anti-bullying program that aims to curb bullying among high school students across the nation.

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Red Ribbon substance abuse prevention campaign set for Oct. 23-31
Red Ribbon substance abuse prevention campaign set for Oct. 23-31

Red Ribbon Week, which runs October 23-31, is a national campaign that promotes the prevention of substance abuse. Red Ribbon Week encourages communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug-prevention activities. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation.

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Landsberry recognized with rare Airman’s Medal, Valley Forge Cross
Landsberry recognized with rare Airman’s Medal, Valley Forge Cross

RENO -- Almost exactly one year after his valiant actions saved many lives during the Sparks Middle School shooting incident, Nevada Air Guard Master Sgt. Michael Landsberry was posthumously awarded the U.S. Air Force’s Airman’s Medal and the National Guard Bureau’s Valley Forge Cross for Heroism at a ceremony here Oct. 19.

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Baumann succeeds Anderson as  command chief warrant officer
Baumann succeeds Anderson as command chief warrant officer

CARSON CITY – Longtime Ordnance Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 James Baumann became just the third full-time command chief warrant officer in Nevada Army Guard history Saturday during a ceremony here at the Office of the Adjutant General. Baumann succeeded Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Anderson, who is set to retire in April 2015.

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Air Guard claims bragging rights, trophy at golf challenge
Air Guard claims bragging rights, trophy at golf challenge

RENO— The Nevada Air Guard reclaimed both its golf bragging rights and the championship trophy Monday at the annual Nevada National Guard Association Golf Challenge when the Air Guard edged out the Army Guard by one stroke in the best-ball scramble here at Lakeridge Golf Course. Entering the tournament, the Army Guard had a two-match winning streak after claiming the trophy in 2012 and 2013.

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Speaking, appearance requests require careful consideration
Speaking, appearance requests require careful consideration

CARSON CITY – Because Nevada Guardsmen are very visible members of the community where they both serve and reside, it’s very common for Soldiers and Airmen to receive requests to attend and speak at a variety of civilian functions and events. Before accepting an invitation to participate in a civic event, there are several legal and social questions to consider. A Soldier or Airman’s commander as well as multiple National Guard state offices should be informed about the request and approve one’s participation.

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Washoe County School District recognized by defense secretary
Washoe County School District recognized by defense secretary

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognized 15 private- and public-sector employers, including the Washoe County School District, for exceptional support of their employees who serve the nation in the National Guard and reserve component military here on Sept. 26. The 15 organizations received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award  –  the highest recognition the Department of Defense bestows to employers for such support.

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