1-221st Cavalry Soldiers receive new brigade patches, commander
December 2, 2016
1-221st Cavalry Soldiers receive new brigade patches, commander

NORTH LAS VEGAS – The leadership team from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team traveled from Idaho to welcome the Nevada Army Guard’s 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry, into the team’s fold here during a re-patching ceremony at the Clark County Armory on Nov. 19. The squadron also held change of command in conjunction with the re-patching ceremony.

New troops face military pentathlon to become full-fledged Soldiers
November 22, 2016
New troops face military pentathlon to become full-fledged Soldiers

STEAD, Nev. – New Nevada Army Guard privates must pass a pentathlon of military fitness events in both the Occupational Physical Assessment Test and Army Physical Fitness Test before they can claim to be full-fledged Soldiers. The Army has added the OPAT as a requisite for Soldiers set for their initial training to predict the Soldiers’ ability to meet the physical demands of their respective military occupational specialties.

VG 17 Trains State, Federal Agencies In Disaster Response
November 18, 2016
VG 17 Trains State, Federal Agencies In Disaster Response

VG 17 in Las Vegas was the first of four joint operational disaster readiness exercises this year hosted by United States Northern Command. This week’s exercise involved multiple local, federal and state agencies including the city of North Las Vegas, the Nevada and California national guards and the Nevada Division of Emergency Management.

Red Cross honors retired colonel as 'Everyday Hero'
November 2, 2016
Red Cross honors retired colonel as 'Everyday Hero'

The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada honored retired Nevada Guard Lt. Col. John Strahan, along with seven others as Everyday Heroes, for courageous acts and work during a ceremony at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno. 

Former cheerleader poised to become Nevada Guard’s 1st female combat arms Soldier
November 2, 2016
Former cheerleader poised to become Nevada Guard’s 1st female combat arms Soldier

STEAD – With her slight build and soft-spoken mannerisms, former high school cheerleader Pvt. Brittany Sears seems an unlikely candidate to become the Nevada Army Guard’s first woman to hold a combat-occupation role in a front-line unit. But Sears has began her quest last week to become a combat engineer (12B military occupation specialty) for the 609th Engineer Company in Fallon. She left for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., determined to hold a combat job in the Army.

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