Senior Master Sgt. Paula Macomber
MSgt Caitlin Jones-Martin
Airman 1st Class Thomas Cox
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of American Indians and Alaskan Natives, the first people of the United States.
The 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Nevada Air National Guard, carried on their 38-year legacy of working on restoration and historical preservation projects with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at the Tallac Historical Site, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., October 17-22,
The 152nd Communications Flight (CF), Nevada Air National Guard, and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Cyber Club have created a partnership that aims to evolve each organization’s cybersecurity skills and techniques.
I want to say how honored I am to have this opportunity to serve the Airmen of the Nevada Air National Guard and represent you at the state and national levels.
This opinion article was written by one of our Airmen that volunteered for the OPERATION ALLIES WELCOME mission in September.On September 11th, 2001 I was 10 years old. I remember getting ready for school and my mom yelling for me to come see what was going on. Standing at the foot of her bed, I
The Nevada Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) crews finished up their 89-day MAFFS activation Sept. 22, 2021. They flew a total of 330 sorties and dropped 8,181,017 pounds of retardant (912,042 gallons). This was 36 percent of the total gallons dropped from the
On Sept. 23, the 152nd Airlift Wing took delivery of two mobile lactation pods, aiming to provide a private, secure and safe place for nursing members and dependents to breastfeed or pump breastmilk.“These pods are the first of their kind to be stood up in the city of Reno,” said Maj. Tiffany
The 192nd Airlift Squadron Loadmaster Section conducted a joint aircraft loading exercise with the Air Terminal Function personnel and the 92nd Civil Support Team from Carson City. This training provided junior loadmasters vital pre-deployment training loading a 6-Ton Ford 550 using the ground
The 152nd Force Support Squadron hosted Home Station Readiness Training, a requirement by regulation standards, July 26-30 here. Over 100 Airmen from around the Air National Guard attended.
The Nevada Air National Guard is only half-way through the fire year and already has amassed 434 drops with 1.2M gallons of retardant as of August 5, 2021. The totals from the entire last year’s fire year were 489 drops and 1.3M gallons of retardant. Earlier last month, the High Rollers’
The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry presented the Silver Sentinel Award to Master Sgt. Janalee Morris June 11, 2021 at the Nevada Air National Guard Base. Morris was presented the award for her exemplification of the state strategic priorities and The Adjutant General’s expectations of
The observance recognizing Women's Equality Day was established by Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971. Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The observance has
Airmen from across the Nevada Air National Guard participated in the fourth-annual Battle Born Professional Development Fly-Away at the I.G Brown Training and Education Center (TEC), McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn., July 26- 29, 2021.
The Nevada Air National Guard’s participation in the MAFFS mission this year has been extended to Aug. 26 at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). There will also be two additional C-130 aircraft and aircrew added to the mission for a total of five military C-130 aircraft
Airman 1st Class Jasmine Plummer is reserved and shy among her peers in the Nevada Air Guard. She’s been that way her entire life.
152nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire protection specialists participated in multiple firefighting training exercises at Volk Field Air National Guard Base June 7-9, 2021.
Airmen from the 152nd Communications Flight tested domestic operations equipment in a simulated contested environment during Exercise Resolute Hunter at the Naval Air Station Fallon Range Training Complex beginning June 17, with the exercise running through June 30. The Airmen brought the Joint
The National Interagency Fire Center has requested one C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, to aid firefighting efforts around the western U.S.
Members from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Medical Group (MDG) Detachment (DET) 1, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) team, participated in a joint-service, multi-agency joint hazard assessment team (JHAT)
Around 30 members of the 152nd Airlift Wing participated in this year’s annual Canada Goose Round-Up June 7-15--a joint effort with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Wildlife. It is an event that relocates Canada Geese from the Reno-Tahoe corridor to other
The 152nd Security Forces Squadron took part in a 3-day, small-arms, live-fire training exercise at the Hawthorne Army Depot, June 8-10, 2021.
Wing Chaplain, Maj. Donny Crandell assigned to the 152nd Airlift Wing, heads up the Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat each year with the help of the Chapel Staff and Airman & Family Program Manager, Fred Barton. This year the retreat had 25 couples in attendance from June 11-13 at the Resort at Squaw
Undeterred by a rare health condition early in life, Nevada Air Guard 1st Lt. Caleena Longworth is now on the front line of health care in southern Nevada during the ongoing pandemic. Few in the state have vaccinated more people than Longworth, who has personally administered the vaccine to more
The 152nd Airlift Wing conducted water survival training with the Naval Air Station Fallon Search and Rescue (SAR) Team at Lahontan Reservoir June 5.
In the apropos heat of the high desert, the California and Nevada Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE and several other firefighting agencies from across the country recently completed the their annual certification training for their upcoming missions using the Modular Airborne Fire
Maj. Sarah Spy, C-130 Hercules pilot for the 152nd Operations Group at the Nevada Air National Guard, knew she wanted to be a pilot from the time she was eight years old and took a flight for a family trip to Florida.
The 152nd Airlift Wing Safety Office hosted a 3-day National Guard Bureau Funded “Competent Person Fall Protection” Course at the Nevada Air National Guard Base the week of April 18-24, 2021.
Airmen from the 152nd Medical Group participated in joint aeromedical training featuring UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft with the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno-Stead, Nev., April 10, 2021.
The 152nd Airlift Wing held a training exercise, Operation Chemical Blackjack, March 5 to 7, 2021, at the Nevada Air National Guard base, Reno, Nev. The 72-hour exercise was designed to ensure the Nevada Air National Guard is properly prepared to protect, respond to, and recover from chemical,
The 152nd Airlift Wing received a new disaster relief mobile kitchen (DRMK) last week, delivered to the Nevada Air National Guard base here.According to Senior Master Sgt. David Hill, 152nd Services Superintendent, the mobile kitchen is rated to serve 1,100 meals per meal period.
Early in March of 2021, the 192nd Airlift Squadron sent a C-130H, aircrew, and support personnel from the 152nd Operations Support Squadron and the 152nd Maintenance Group to participate in Green Flag 21-05 at Little Rock, Ark. The intent of this exercise is to integrate a variety of joint assets
Capt. Tennyson William Hunter, “Wizard,” the Nevada Air National Guard’s first-ever Pilot for a Day in 2019, died Monday, Feb. 22, after a lifetime battle with Kabuki Syndrome. He was 15. Hunter, or as Nevada Air Guardsmen called him Wizard — a call sign he acquired in his whirlwind one day of
Retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2015-2019, spoke Friday during the inaugural Nevada Guard Leadership Speaker Series at the Nevada Air National Guard Base auditorium in Reno.
Airmen from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Communications Flight deployed to the nation’s capital Jan. 13 to support critical communications for the presidential inauguration.The 152nd Communications Flight deployed with the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC), a
NEVADA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Nev. – The Nevada Air National Guard hosted its annual awards ceremony, and Outstanding Airman of the Year Ceremony Jan. 31, 2021 at the Nevada Air National Guard Base. The Nevada Air National Guard presented a total of 14 awards, and recognized the outstanding Airmen
More than 60 years of history crumbled to rubble on Jan. 20 as the southeast end of the Nevada Air National Guard Base here prepares for a new look following the demolition of Building 10.
John Week planned to leave the Nevada Air Guard in 1989 after completing college courses and reaching the rank of technical sergeant.“I developed an interest in computers in the 1970s and carried that throughout my career and life,” said Week, who grew up in Minden where his father taught business
Nevada National Guardsmen conducted a sample collection site for COVID-19 testing Thursday after the Washoe County Health District noticed an uptick in cases among downtown Reno’s homeless citizens at shelters operated by Volunteers of America near the city's downtown district on Fourth Street.
Col. Hammons addresses the Airmen of the 152nd Airlift Wing for his January 2021 Notice to Airmen.
The 152nd Airlift Wing, also known as the High Rollers, received the Outstanding Unit Award for its historic deployment cycle overseas and assistance to federal firefighters in the western U.S. during 2018 and 2019, the U.S. Air Force announced Friday.“This recognition highlights the great work High
Last November, I humbly accepted the responsibility of caring for the High Roller family when I took the guide-on as your Wing Commander. Chief Ash and I can say with straight faces that the last year has been a blur! Little did I know that shortly after taking command we would be dealing with a
CHICKEN SPRING, Nev. — The 152nd Airlift Wing’s Communications Flight’s Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) team demonstrated communications capability with the Washoe County Sheriff Office’s Search and Rescue Special Vehicle Unit on Oct. 24 and 25 for their quarterly training
Welcome to Fiscal Year 2021 – the year of violent execution for the 152nd Airlift Wing. This year, we will prioritize readiness, resilience and innovation as we move out on our Wing Strategic Plan. We start the year at a high OPTEMPO, with MAFFS winding down, COVID response ongoing, and final
Over one million gallons of fire retardant have been dropped this fire season by military aerial firefighting units such as the “High Rollers” of the Nevada Air National Guard and the support continues.
NOTAM from Col. Hammons addressing Suicide Prevention Month
The 92nd Civil Support Team, Nevada National Guard, conducted a two-day health security and intelligence course in Carson City last week with a leading expert on the spread of infectious disease.
Nevada Air National Guard aircrew equipped with the U.S. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, saw their firefighting activation orders extended this week as fires continue to threaten life and property across California.
These past few months have been trying for all of us. Whether the pandemic and social unrest has impacted you personally, financially, or psychologically, living in such uncertain times has made it difficult for all of us at a basic human level. There are obvious knock-on effects to readiness this
Since March, the 152nd Airlift Wing has been working with the Joint Task Force in support of COVID-19 response. While this support is ongoing, our mandate to maintain readiness within the Wing is also required. We must balance the risk to our mission readiness with our risk to the force. Through
About 700 additional Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will enter the fight against COVID-19 this week, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced today.That brings the total number of Nevada National Guardsmen on military orders to support the state's COVID-19 response to about 800, the largest state
While the Nevada National Guard has not been activated, some members of the state’s military force are among those already on the front line battling COVID-19.1st Lt. Sparkle Mccuiston, 152nd Medical Group, Nevada Air National Guard, said she's come in contact with three confirmed cases while
The Department of Defense (DoD) is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II by recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made by Service members as well as those who served on the home front.
On Feb. 28th, 45 members from the 152nd Airlift Wing (152 AW) met for a day-long strategic planning on-site, held at our excellent Dining Facility. The purpose of this retreat was to bring together diverse thinkers, leadership and influencers to define our three-year Wing strategic plan. Our goal
RENO, Nev. – About 70 innovation spark cells launched around the world since the U.S. Air Force debuted AFWERX in 2017, with a majority in the active-duty realm.Earlier this month, the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, also known as the “High Rollers,” became the newest Guard unit to
Santa and Mrs. Clause traded their sleigh for a Nevada Air National Guard Fire Truck as they arrived at the Boys and Girls club of Truckee Meadows and was greeted by excited kids of all ages.
Notice to Airmen (NOTAM): Welcome to the 2020s! For many of us, the dawning of a new decade signals renewed hope, optimism, and eager engagement of new methods to solve our toughest problems. Many of us make resolutions this time of year – statistically most of us will break them by mid-February.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Peter DruckerLargely attributed to the late management guru, this phrase permeates American business and government lexicon. At a recent strategic planning meeting, we discussed “culture versus strategy” at length while trying to capture a new strategic end
The 152nd Airlift wing welcomed Col. Jacob Hammons as new Commander at a change of command ceremony at the Nevada Air National Guard base in Reno, Nev.
The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino held its annual Beer and Chili festival on October 19th and 20th and the Nevada Air National Guard firefighters walked away winners.
The 192nd Airlift Squadron participated in Exercise Resolute Hunter at the Naval Air Station Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC) from Oct. 21 to 25. The Fallon Naval Air Station (NAS Fallon) and Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) are the Navy’s premier Weapon Tactics Instructor
The Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager, and the Nevada Army National Guard Child & Youth Coordinator hosted a Kids Halloween event on October 25, 2019 at the Nevada Air National Guard Base. Adults and Kids dressed up like ghosts, goblins, action heroes and various other very creative
Honoring our nations: Building strength through understanding
Diana Brown, the daughter of Nevada Air National Guard’s only combat fatality, 1st Lt. Frank Salazar, spoke to Airmen on the 40th anniversary of the first POW/MIA Recognition Day.
The Nevada Air National Guard won its second consecutive National Guard Bureau Excellence in Diversity award in the category of Best Air National Guard unit at the Professional Education Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas last month.
Brig. Gen. Shanna Woyak, Nevada Air National Guard, assumed authority of the National Capital Regional medical directorate during a ceremony Wednesday at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
At first glance, most people would feel confident guessing which sport Master Sgt. Michael Moore – the tallest Airman in the Nevada Guard at 6 feet 10 inches tall – excelled in while attending Reno’s Hug High in the early 2000s.
Judging by his Marine Corps aviation resume, it’s a safe bet the new Deputy Director of the Virtual Test and Training Center Maj. Geoffrey Franks will thrive in the Nevada Air Guard. Franks, whose call sign name is “El Gato,” officially joined the Nevada Air Guard Wednesday during a swearing in
The 152nd Medical Group, Nevada Air National Guard, along with 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and 146th Medical Group from the California Air National Guard at Channel Islands, completed Monday a weeklong Military Facility Annual Training to temporarily backfill active duty military.
The Nevada Air National Guard held promotion boards for five separate chief positions in July—all five resulted in selections of brand new chief master sergeants. They will promote four members to the highest enlisted rank in August and one in September. Promotion to chief master sergeant normally
Guard, Reserve aerial firefighting training with U.S. Forest Service a success in Colorado
Aircrew and two C-130s from the 152nd Airlift Wing’s 192nd Airlift Squadron (192AS) and 152nd Operations Support Squadron from Reno, Nev. provided support to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) in Fallon Nev. by participating in Exercise Resolute Hunter April 25 to 26 at the
The 152nd Airlift Wing in Reno launched its platform within the U.S. Air Force Connect mobile application this month, allowing Airmen to access wing resources along with other military sites and resources.
The University of Nevada, Reno held its inaugural Cybersecurity Conference at the Joe Crowley Student Union here on Tuesday. The 152nd Communications Flight sent a group of Airmen to attend the conference and network with local professionals.
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall visited the Nevada Air National Guard base during the March unit training assembly. In honor of Women’s History Month, Senior Master Sgt. Angela Ash, the 152nd Airlift Wing’s human resource advisor, wanted to bring a speaker to the base that would
Lt. Col. Tom Funk assumed command of the 152nd Maintenance Group here Feb. 10 with a brief lesson on the origin of the word “maintain,” meaning “in the hand,” and further breaking it down into, “to keep.” He explained to his troops why that was important.
Tech. Sgt. Nichole raised over $300.00 in support of her unit’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) fund by taking bids and ideas for a new haircut on May 11, 2018 at Nevada Air National Air Guard base here in Reno. The winning bidder got to select the hairstyle and wanted her to cut her hair down
Master Sgt. Ryan Hysell, a dedicated family man and 152nd Maintenance Group mechanic with a keen knowledge of the inner-workings of C-130 aircraft, died Monday, October 9.He was 35.
Haunted Hangars, one of the Nevada National Guard's most popular annual events held Oct. 27, included haunted houses, music, bounce houses, refreshments and even alleged voter fraud.
Opportunities and Resources Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Its primary mission is to provide relief and promote the general welfare of the disabled, elderly, and disadvantaged. Susanna F. Cheung, the agency’s founder and CEO, has a relationship with the military that
FRESNO, Calif. (July 22, 2017) -- More than a year after being named the newest military C-130 unit equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, the 152nd Airlift Wing flew its first firefighting operation Saturday at the Fresno Air Attack Base here in support of the U.S. Forest Service.
News of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile test launch last week represents the latest chapter in a complex, 64-year armed truce that included a sudden activation of the Nevada Air National Guard nearly half century ago.
Laura Magee remembers asking her father about religion when she was 8 while innocently combing her hair in front of a large vanity mirror.It was the first time she can remember asking one of her parents about the existence of a God — which she said her father quickly repudiated. Her parents
On April 27th, Nevada Air National Guard firefighters, along with approximately fifty other entities, participated in the Airport Authority’s “Broken Wing” exercise hosted by Reno-Tahoe International Airport. This exercise is a full-scale, multiagency aircraft disaster exercise held every three
Approximately two-hundred Airmen and twenty-five vehicles from the Nevada Air National Guard’s CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and JISCC (Joint Incident Site Communications Capability) traveled to the Regional
121 sorties. 124 flight hours. 373,900 gallons of water dropped. Impressive statistics for the more than 400 firefighting aircrew members from four different C-130 military units participating in a five-day Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System annual training sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service
One by one, C-130 tail flashes adorned with vibrant orange numbers arrived Wednesday on the flight line here at the Idaho Air National Guard Base. Each orange number represents one of the eight planes on the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System team, including three Air National Guard units and one
For Col. Eric Wade, home means Nevada.However, in 1996, Wade, a Reno High and University of Nevada, Reno graduate, left the sagebrush and the pinyon pine after the 152nd Reconnaissance Group’s conversion from RF-4C jets to C-130 aircraft.Following a decade-long active duty tour overseas, though, he
Ten long-serving members of the Nevada National Guard received recognition Sunday for their decades of service. Retired Maj. Gen. Drennan A. Clark, former adjutant general of Nevada, helped present the awards, which bear his name, “The Drennan A. Clark Order of Nevada,” during a ceremony at the Air
Col. Karl Stark feels bittersweet and exhausted, but that’s a good thing.“For any outgoing commander, when you get down to it, it’s always bittersweet,” said Stark, whose three-year tenure as the 152nd Airlift Wing commander comes to a close 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Nevada Air National Guard Base
When Gen. Joseph Lengyel visited the Nevada Air National Guard Base in Reno on March 3, he did something he admitted was one of the most important things he does as chief of the National Guard — talk about the importance of leadership.“I think anytime I get the opportunity to come and participate in
Hydraulic Mechanic from 152nd Maintenance Squadron gets opportunity of a lifetime.
On Sunday, the 152nd Airlift Wing hosted the Nevada National Guard's first ever joint "Couples Date Night" hosted by Chaplain Maj. Donny Crandell and the 152nd Airlift Wing's Chaplain Corps here at the Air Guard Base in Reno.There was a mix of Army and Air Guard couples among the attendees. The
Airmen from the Nevada National Guard, Reno Air National Guard Base, supported the 58th Presidential Inauguration from 16 to 22 January in Washington, D.C.Fourteen airmen from the 152nd Airlift Wing's Mission Support Group supported military members, including Security Forces and Army personnel, by
Vigilant Guard 2017 (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, 14-18 Nov., involved multiple local, federal and state agencies including: the city of North Las Vegas, the Nevada
Tim Daniels rushed to work after he heard about a wind-whipped fire early Friday morning that jumped around Washoe Valley and eventually destroyed 22 homes."As soon as I woke up, I left for work," said Daniels, a firefighter at 152nd Airlift Wing emergency fire services section. "If all fire assets
It's been more than a half century since Reno pilot Wayne Adams flew a P-51 Mustang into National Championship Air Races lore.Long before the races became a multi-million dollar event for the region -- including the Blue Angels and even micro-drone racing this week at the 53rd National Championship
The 152nd Airlift Wing completed its first activation operating the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System last week and the first of the unit's C-130s equipped with the system arrived at the base Thursday.During the last month, 12 aircrew members of the 152nd were activated as
It's a lecture that evokes tears when a photo of a gravestone reveals the names of the couple killed.In his driver safety lecture, "One Violation from Tragedy," Nevada Air National Guard Master Sgt. Paul Hinen discusses how small traffic violations can lead to disastrous consequences -- what he
The Nevada National Guard claimed four of the five 2015 Excellence in Diversity prizes awarded here Wednesday at the 2016 National Guard Diversity Training and Workshop in Norman, Okla.The awards were distributed during the annual workshop aimed to help Army and Air National Guard service members
Maj. Ricardo Bravo watched as fires hurdled a ridgeline and crept toward his northern California farm.But the fire line halted a few hundred yards away -- moments before charring cropland -- after C-130 aircraft dropped thousands of pounds of fire retardant using the U.S. Forest Service's Modular
The 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada National Guard, is set to begin the process of outfitting its C-130 aircraft with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) equipment for large-scale wildland firefighting missions around the nation, the National Guard Bureau announced this
The 152nd Airlift Wing's "High Rollers" motto dates back more than three decades at about the same time the unit began its dominant run in tactical aerial reconnaissance competitions."When we started doing photo competitions other units started calling us that, saying, 'Here come the High Rollers
The 152nd Airlift Wing began its first-ever Unit Effectiveness Inspection capstone event on Friday at the Nevada Air National Guard Base here.In 2013, the Air Force rolled out its new Air Force Inspection System, which differs from the previously implemented operational readiness and unit compliance
As the 152nd Airlift Wing undergoes its first-ever unit effectiveness inspection capstone event this week, one of the unit's most well-versed Airman on the new Air Force Inspections Systems process won't be making the Saturday morning drive up National Guard Way this drill.Chief Master Sgt. Linda
By now, the acronyms UEI, MICT, WIT and CCIP have their own special place in the High Roller lexicon.They're elements of the new Air Force Inspection System (AFIS), a more cost effective, continuous inspection process that increases commander autonomy while eliminating redundancies.But what exactly
During the Nevada Air National Guard's annual awards ceremony at the base on Sunday, the 152nd Airlift Wing announced it was awarded a U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the time period from October 2012 to October 2014.The Outstanding Unit Award is presented annually to several units around
Deployed members of the Nevada Air National Guard participated in the 50th annual Deployed Air Force Marathon, on September 19th. The marathon had three categories: a full 26.2-mile marathon, 13.1-mile half-marathon, and a 6.2-mile 10K race, in Southwest Asia.Adding to the already austere "deployed"
It was a case of perfect timing.Chief Master Sgt. Tom Glover, a loadmaster for the 152nd Operations Group, was deployed to Southwest Asia, the last deployment of his career. His son, Army Pvt. Colter "Colt" Glover, of the 1-87th Infantry, 1st Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, was on his very first
Stephanie Ronecker McLaughlin, the executive assistant to Nevada's Adjutant General and enthusiastic volunteer for a wide variety of pursuits, died unexpectedly Sept. 25 after a brief illness.She was 41."Hiring her was in my humble opinion the best thing I could have ever done for the Nevada
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."It's a cultural buffet for the senses," said Alicia Nyland, the
It's not quite enchanted.And it's certainly less of a secret than many gardens, especially with recent attention from an Air Force video production firm.In two months, though, the community garden at the Nevada Air National Guard Base in Reno has sprouted herbs, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, corn,
About 30 members of the 152nd Airlift Wing's Security Forces Squadron returned home here to Reno Monday after a 6-month deployment to southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Friends, family members and fellow Airmen were all gathered at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to
Brig Gen. Ondra Berry took command of the Nevada Air Guard on Saturday, but it's not the only career change for one of the state's most visible leaders.In addition to commanding more than 1,100 Nevada Guard Airmen, Berry became the special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower and
A tribute wall with the names of about 2,700 Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen deployed into combat zones since the Gulf War was unveiled Friday at the Office of the Adjutant General in Carson City in conjunction with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's proclamation designating April 17, 2015, as
Gov. Brian Sandoval's signing of Assembly Bill 76 into law Thursday highlighted the annual Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature here at the Nevada Capitol.The law extends the length of time a Veteran with an honorable discharge can receive a tuition waiver from a Nevada state
As part of "Nevada Reading Month," Brig. Gen. Bill Burks read stories Tuesday about Red-Eyed Tree Frogs and a "Library Lion" to elementary school students.Burks visited more than 20 first-grade students at Anderson Elementary School in Reno."I appreciate the chance to read a good children's book to
"Feminism" is more than a divisive term often flippantly tossed around on cable talk shows or social media for political gain, said Capt. Dana Grigg, Nevada National Guard assistant judge advocate."For me, it represents a person, whether male or female, who believes women are people and not less
A Guardsman's employment, whether in private business or government agency, often involves accommodation for deployments, drill weekend and, sometimes, emergency response.The Nevada National Guard and regional reserve components returned the favor Tuesday, 10 March, by nominating those employers for
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced last week the formation of an advisory committee for the potential creation of a military legal assistance program in the state.Members of Nevada's legal community, veteran advocates and Nevada Adjutant General Brig. Gen. William Burks met Feb. 12 to
The state of Nevada's 78th Legislative Session convened with the presentation of the colors by the Nevada Guard's Joint Color Guard in the Senate chambers at the state legislature building in Carson City today.The all-volunteer team was composed of two Soldiers and two Airmen, including Sgt. Robert
The Reno Bighorns Basketball Team is set to host its Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, January 31. Nevada Guardsmen can call 775-250-6441 for tickets to the game. Tip-off for the game is at 7 p.m. at the Reno Events Center.The Bighorns are also participating in a Military Supply Drive from
Nevada Air Guardsmen gathered at the Base's dining facility Saturday to honor their outstanding Airmen of the year. It was a packed house of over 240 people. The "Reno Silver Dollar Chorus" quartet opened the event with the National Anthem.This year's ceremony featured a special guest of honor and
If anyone has walked by the 152nd Force Support Squadron (FSS) Personnel Office lately, they would notice some very distinct changes in its layout. Gone is the long service counter where customers would crowd around looking for assistance. Also gone is the paper system the office used to track
One of the Nevada National Guard's top military allies in the Pacific Rim region of the world, Brig. Gen. Tau'aika 'Uta'atu of Tonga's armed forces, retired in December. His retirement was marked with a farewell military parade here December 18 that was attended by military and civilian dignataries
Sunday, December 7, 2014 the members of the Nevada Air National Guard honored their outstanding Airmen of the year. During the awards ceremony, located in the 152nd Maintenance Squadron's hangar, several members were recognized for their achievements throughout the year. The ceremony began
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, emphasized the importance of Guardsmen informing others about their skills and missions while he toured Nevada Guard facilities in early December."It's my job to walk the halls of the
Good leaders are adaptable and have diversity of thought in their actions and decisions, said Air Force Brig. Gen. Ondra Berry, the assistant adjutant general for Air with the Nevada National Guard, during a mentorship session at the Air National Guard Readiness Center earlier this week."It's not a
Saturday, 13 December the Air National Guard is scheduled to host "Breakfast With Santa" at the 152nd Airlift Wing. See flyer (click HERE) for details and registration.
Officials from the Nevada Air Guard and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center signed an agreement here in October that allows Airmen to train alongside civilian health care workers at one of northern Nevada's most advanced medical facilities. The mutually beneficial agreement allows Airmen
Director of Staff- Air, Caesar Garduno was recognized as the Nevada Air Guard's newest colonel Friday when he received his colonel rank insignia from Gov. Brian Sandoval during a promotion ceremony here at the Capitol.Garduno, 47, of Reno, became the Nevada Air Guard's chief of staff in July. He
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
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,
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
Lt. Col. Tony Machabee assumed command of the 192nd Airlift Squadron at the Nevada Air National Guard base here in Reno on October 3rd.The Assumption of Command ceremony was presided over by the 152nd Airlift Wing Commander, Colonel Karl Stark. Distinguished visitors included: Chief of Staff (Air),
On October 1st, the Nevada Air National Guard commissioned its first African-American Chaplain during a ceremony at the 152nd Airlift Wing here in Reno. Friends, family members and co-workers gathered in the Wing's auditorium to see Chaplain 1st Lt. Shay Gilliam receive his lieutenant bars and take
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
The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a
Civilian employers from Elko, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Carlin and other northeastern Nevada communities received recognition for their support of the reserve branches of the military at the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Lunch With the Boss event here Wednesday at the Nevada National
On August 16th, over 45 aircrew members from the Nevada Air National Guard's 192nd Airlift Squadron participated in a combat survival refresher course in the Toiyabe National Forest. The training took place near the Marine Corps' Mountain Warfare Training Center, located in Pickle Meadows,
In an effort to build global relationships, the Nevada National Guard's State Partnership Program (SPP) with the Kingdom of Tonga brought members of the Tongan military to Reno. The 152nd Airlift Wing here in Reno opened its doors to Brigadier General 'Uta'atu, Lieutenant Colonel Lord Ve'ehala, and
Like millions of other first-time visitors to the Silver State before him, Brig. Gen. Tau'aika 'Uta'atu, Tonga's top military official, gained a new appreciation for Nevada's people and resources on his initial visit to Nevada. The Nevada portion of his trip to the United States under the auspice of
On August 17th, seven members of the Nevada Air National Guard received the Order of Nevada at the Air National Guard base here in Reno. The recipients were: Brig. Gen. Ondra Berry, Cols. Mitch Sperling, and John Week, Chief Master Sgts. Evelyn Anderson, Joseph Martini, James Warner and Michael
The second annual Nevada National Guard Diversity Day was held here at the Las Vegas Readiness Center on August 6. Soldiers, Airmen and Marines mingled as they sampled assorted dishes of ethnic cuisine and visited booths decorated with pictures, maps, flags and trinkets representing culture,
The Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Airlift Wing hosted the Barracuda Championship's Salute the Troops Patriots Luncheon on July 29 in their state-of-the-art firehouse. The annual luncheon, honoring military members has been held at Montrêux Golf Course for the past four years."Holding the
A C-130 from the 192nd Airlift Squadron, part of the Nevada Air National Guard 152nd Airlift Wing, drops various sizes of cargo to perform air drop training missions during the National Guard PATRIOT 2014 exercise at Volk Field, Wis. Several units of the Air National Guard, Army National Guard and
Senior Airman Kristen Hill (left) and Airman 1st Class Paul Longworth (right) from the Nevada Air National Guard 152nd Medical Group hone their skills of performing medical lab work in field conditions during the National Guard PATRIOT 2014 exercise at Volk Field, Wis. Several units of the Air
Air Force Nurse, Capt. Jennifer Evans, with the Nevada Air National Guard 152nd Airlift Wing 152nd Medical Group discusses patient care with other medical staff during EMED (Expeditionary Medical Support) training while at the National Guard PATRIOT 2014 exercise at Volk Field, Wis. Several units of
Senior Master Sgt. Torry Thompson of the Nevada Air National Guard receives the Roy Wilkins Renowned Service Award at the 2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 39th Annual Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Awards Luncheon, Las Vegas Nevada July 22, 2014.
Eight Airmen from the Nevada Air National Guard joined 160 people from seven nations Monday to provide humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Tonga as part of Operation Pacific Angel-Tonga. The mission will continue until July 26. Tonga is Nevada National Guard's partner in the National Guard's
Six Airmen from the Nevada Air National Guard made history on June 21 when they teamed to become the first all-female air crew to fly a tactical training mission.The crew, all from the 192nd Operations Squadron of the 152nd Airlift Wing, included pilot Maj. Hillary Moynihan, co-pilot Capt. Brooke
A U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound from the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), San Diego, became stuck in the asphalt near a commercial Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 25th. The call went out for help, and members of the 152nd
Cheers from several dozen campers and counselors - including special visitor Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Bill Burks - interrupted the usual unbroken silence of the tranquil pine forest here during a confidence course session at Grizzly Creek Ranch on July 1. The remote ranch was the site of this
Allied Forge 2014 wrapped-up today, June 8th, with over 700 paratroopers jumping from 14 different aircraft outside of Sainte-Mère-Église, France. French, British, American, German and paratroopers of other nationalities jumped from various nations' airplanes. Two of the aircraft dropping airborne
In-between the various missions the 192nd Airlift Squadron is flying as part of Allied Forge, an entirely different mission, aircraft maintenance, is occurring. When an airplane arrives on the ground, or is preparing to depart, numerous maintenance functions have to take place to ensure its safety
On Thursday, May 29, 2014, The Nevada Air National Guard participated in the Reno-Tahoe International Airport's Triennial Emergency Response Training Exercise. The exercise took place on a field just south of the Airport's runway from 8:00 a.m. until noon.The Nevada Air National Guard Inspector
The Nevada Air National Guard base here in Reno is now certified by the National Weather Service as "StormReady." This certifies that the base has the ability to identify and warn its members of possible severe weather conditions in the area. The base is the first Nevada base in the Department of
Aircraft and nearly 50 personnel from the Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Airlift Wing are set to participate in the multi-national exercise, Allied Forge, in Corsica, France, and the United Kingdom during May and June. The participants will conduct combined training and operations with several
The North Las Vegas Readiness Center welcomed approximately 60 employers of National Guardsmen and Reservists for an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) sponsored tour and awards ceremony here on May 14. The event celebrated the employers' generosity and support and was an opportunity
***GREAT OPPORTUNITY -- 20-30 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED***The Airport Authority is having their tri-annual exercise "Broken Wing" on29 May 2014 & has asked us to participate as volunteers. For more info orto sign up, please contact MSgt Tracy Woodfolk firstname.lastname@example.org .The volunteers will be role
The Nevada National Guard and the Kingdom of Tonga marked the formation of the newest official relationship in the National Guard's State Partnership Program on April 11 with a formal signing ceremony here in the Tongan capital. The two parties vow, in Tongan, to 'Fe tokoni aki,' (help one
Picture it-a devastating earthquake strikes and injures hundreds locally who then fill local hospitals here to maximum capacity. What happens to the countless others who are in dire need of medical attention?The Air National Guard participated in Alaska Shield 14 by conducting a patient evacuation
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval was one of several dignitaries who participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Nevada Air Guard's $5 million indoor shooting range here on Tuesday. The state-of-the-art Modular Containerized Small Arms Training Set range gives
Lt. Col. Walter Reiss III, formerly an advisor to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, became the third commander in the history of the Nevada Air Guard's 232nd Operations Squadron when he received the flag of command for the unit here in a ceremony on March 20. Reiss, 44, succeeded Lt. Col. Warren
On the 12th and 13th of February, the 152nd Airlift Wing hosted Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Nevada Army National Guard Capt. Mike Bordallo, along with representatives from the Nevada Governor's Office of Suicide Prevention, Ms. Misty Allen and Ms. Janett Massolo,
The Air Force's "Service Before Self" core value at the 152nd Airlift Wing here in Reno summarizes Airman 1st Class Rita Middleton's life.Middleton serves in the operations squadron and recently earned "Nevada Air National Guard Airman of the Year" for 2013 with a history of helping others."It's a
It didn't take long for the audience to warm up to military members of our greatest generation as young people and the young at heart welcomed two of the original Tuskegee Airmen here in Reno on Feb. 28. Retired Army Air Corps Lt. Cols. Robert Ashby and Theodore Lumpkin Jr. regaled students at Fred
Retired Maj. Gen. Floyd Edsall, who guided the Nevada National Guard through a period of expansion in the 1960s and 1970s despite the backdrop of the Vietnam War, passed away Jan. 29 in Sparks, Nev., at age 92.Edsall was the adjutant general for Nevada and commanded both the Nevada Air and Army
The top performers in the Nevada Air National Guard in 2013 were recognized here Jan. 25 during the annual Airman of the Year Banquet. Dignitaries attending the annual event at the Nevada Air National Guard base included Brig. Gen. Bill Burks, Brig. Gen. Ondra Berry, Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan, Col.
The Chief of Safety from the Nevada Guard's 152nd Airlift Wing based in Reno briefed Air National Guard safety leaders and other key safety personnel Jan. 28 here on new innovative anti-bird strike procedures that make Air Force flight operations safer.Lt. Col. Anthony Machabee, the 152nd Airlift
Editor's note: The last names of the individuals in the article do not appear due to Air Force policy.When he was selected to become a Predator pilot, Nevada Air Guard Capt. Adam had no idea he was destined to become a pioneer in Air National Guard history.Adam is the first Air National Guard
A series of military and civilian job fairs throughout northern Nevada this winter promises to help Guardsmen and reserve military members and their spouses as well as veterans and retirees attain their employment goals.The first military job fair is set for Reno on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Extraordinary achievements and accomplishments by Airmen in the Nevada Air National Guard this year were recognized Dec. 8 during the annual Nevada Air National Guard Awards Ceremony held here in the 152nd Maintenance Squadron's fuel cell hangar. Several civilians and Soldiers were also recognized
More than a decade after participating in a battle in Afghanistan that included small arms fire, machine gun fire and mortar attacks, eight Nevada Air Guardsmen received long-awaited Air Force Combat Action Medals at the Nevada Air National Guard Base here on December 5.The eight Airmen helped fend
Several Airmen from the Nevada Air Guard's Security Forces Squadron arrived home Tuesday after completing a 6-month deployment that entailed providing base security in Kuwait and Jordan. Dozens of fellow Nevada Guard Airmen, family members and friends were present at the Reno-Tahoe International
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense's highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support of their
Brig. Gen. Ondra Berry became the Nevada Guard's first African-American general in a ceremony at the Nevada Capitol on Nov. 12. He was federally recognized Oct. 17.Gov. Brian Sandoval presided over the ceremony in the Guinn Room on the second floor of the Capitol. He commented about Berry's
Sharon Landsberry, the wife of the Nevada Guardsman and teacher killed during a school shooting in Sparks last month, recounted during a tearful memorial ceremony here Sunday that her husband had reconnected with friends and reiterated his Marine values just two days before he died.Master Sgt.
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Costume-clad children dressed as Ninjas squared off in an arena marked by pumpkins while witches, scary clowns and a plastic Soldier invaded the Sierra Air National Guard Association's building during the Nevada Guard's annual Halloween Family Party here at the Air National Guard on Friday.The
Officials confirmed today Nevada Air Guard Master Sgt. Michael Landsberry, 45, was the Sparks Middle School teacher killed in a shooting incident at the school Monday. Police said today a 12-year-old Sparks Middle School student was the lone shooter and, after shooting Landsberry and two other
President Barack Obama signed legislation early Thursday bringing federal employees, including all military technicians, back to work after Congress finally resolved the budget impasse which led to a 16-day shutdown.Senate leaders championed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and remove
The Department of Defense's most important responsibility is to support and protect those who defend our country. That means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide.As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, the entire DoD community - service members, civilians, members of our
On Sunday, Lt. Col. David A. Clark, vice wing commander of the 152nd Airlift Wing, Reno, Nevada was promoted to his new rank of Colonel. In his role of vice wing commander, he assists the wing commander in defining and establishing the policy, programming, and planning necessary to
Dr. Martin Luther King championed diversity and inclusion 50 years ago this month during the March on Washington, D.C. Nevada Air Guard Col. Ondra Berry continues to champion the causes five decades later as the special advisor for diversity and equal opportunity for the Chief of the National
Thrown into the proverbial deep end here during a variety of water-training scenarios, about 100 Airmen in the 152nd Operations Group completed their requisite aircrew intelligence and water survival here in August. Pilots, navigators, engineers, and loadmasters comprised the majority of
The Nevada National Guard teamed with Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree stores to distribute school supplies to more than 500 students from military families at three northern Nevada National Guard locations on Aug. 3-4 through Operation Homefront's Back-to-School Brigade program. The
Nevada Guardsmen listened in rapt attention to retired Col. Thomas Kirk's anecdotes from Vietnam on July 30 during the 4th annual Patriots' Luncheon, an annual event held in conjunction with the Reno Tahoe Golf Open. Kirk's speech highlighted the event hosted by the Montreux Golf and Country Club
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that furloughs affecting Department of Defense civilians and military technicians will be cut from 11 days to six days.Hagel said that Pentagon officials found sufficient savings in the final months of the current fiscal year to lessen the burden on those
This year's version of the Nevada National Guard's annual Army Guard vs. Air Guard golf tournament looked very similar to the 2012 tourney, as the Army Guard claimed the General's Golf Trophy for the second consecutive year. The Army Guard prevailed by four strokes, 59-63, in the
As the Department of Defense enters the furlough period, the department will concentrate on the core mission of defending the United States and its interests, Pentagon press secretary George Little said Monday.The Nevada National Guard's technician work force began to experience the direct effects
More than 50 women veterans attended the Nevada Office of Veterans Services Women Veterans Wellness Event here on June 29 at the Siena Hotel. The event was the first of three wellness events the Office of Veterans Services will host this year for women veterans. The events emphasize healthy life
With thousands of Department of Defense civilians - including many Nevada Guard technicians -- facing upcoming Sequestration-related furloughs, proper financial planning is crucial.Free financial counseling for Nevada Guardsmen and their families is now available at several locations in northern
The Nevada Air Guard hosted its annual Family Day here at the air base on June 22. The Silver State's Airmen exchanged their military duties for an afternoon of fun activities and picnicking with relatives and friends.There were numerous attractions and fun activities for all, including a dunk tank,
Two Nevada Guard Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Edwards, 41, of Las Vegas, and Pfc. Cody Hall, 23, of North Las Vegas, were killed when the Beechcraft A45 they were flying off duty crashed Sunday near Boulder City, Nev. Both Soldiers were assigned to 1st Detachment, Bravo Company, 3rd/140th
Despite grueling hill climbs and temperatures in the 90s, the Nevada Air National Guard running team overcame every natural hurdle to take first place in the Corporate Division of the 49th Annual DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay on June 8.The team featured seven runners who combined to run 72 miles
The National Guard's policy on providing forces was made crystal clear in a recent memo from the National Guard Bureau Chief to the Army and Air Force Chiefs of Staff. In short, the National Guard is fully accessible and "all in," stated Gen. Frank Grass."We commit the Army National Guard to
The Nevada Air National Guard held a ceremony here May 19 to recognize 10 Silver State Airmen who received their Community College of the Air Force degree this semester.The graduates, listed with their major, included: Master Sgt. Daniel Baraz, Human Resource Management; Master Sgt. Christopher
More than five decades after the Vietnam War began, the service and contributions of Vietnam-era veterans was in the spotlight during Memorial Day events at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery here May 27.National Guard officials including Nevada adjutant general Brig. Gen. Bill Burks and
Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month
38-YEAR LEGACY CONTINUES: 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron, U.S. Forest Service continue 38-year partnership at Lake Tahoe historic site
CYBERSECURITY: 152nd Communications Flight, UNR Cyber Club work together to develop skills
From the new State Command Chief: I Offer you my respect, an opportunity to grow--and my time
Airman Perspective: OPERATION ALLIES WELCOME: The 20 year conclusion
The 171st ARW Hosts 6th Annual Enlisted Development Program
Choctaw Airman takes pride in Native American heritage
Air National Guard aircrews hold November C-130 training at Fort McCoy
Southern Beach boosts lethality, strengthens partnerships
Double duty: two planning conferences for Northern Strike 22 completed
Nevada Army National Guard