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  • VG 17 Trains State, Federal Agencies In Disaster Response

    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 and California National Guard and the Nevada
  • Nevada Air Guard supports Washoe Valley firefighting efforts

    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 in the valley are going, and it's an immediate
  • Nevada Air Guard pilot won cross-country race in first Reno Air Races

    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 Air Races -- it debuted on a dirt runway at Sky
  • 'High Rollers' complete first MAFFS activation

    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 part of the Air Expeditionary Group fighting
  • Airman’s heartbreaking story drives home importance of traffic safety

    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 calls the "ripple effect" -- before he examines in
  • Nevada Guard dominates Excellence in Diversity awards

    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 develop talent management strategies within their
  • Nevada Air Guard unit begins MAFFS transition

    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 Aircraft Fire Fighting System (MAFFS)."It was
  • NGB: 152nd Airlift Wing receives MAFFS wildland firefighting mission

    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 week.The development of the MAFFS mission in Reno
  • What’s the origin of the 152nd's ‘High Rollers' nickname?

    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 from Reno,'" retired Chief Master Sgt. John Ternau
  • High Roller Q&A with AMC IG: ‘This is not your father’s inspection system’

    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 inspections, also known as ORI and UCI. Instead