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End of an Era: Building 10 Demolished at Nevada Air National Guard Base
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.
Nevada Air National Guard Open Communications for Inauguration
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 multi-capable satellite-enabled communication system that facilitates reliable communications between military, civilian first responders and other support agencies.
High Rollers Recognized in Annual Ceremony
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 of the year in the state.
Self-described ‘computer geek’ rises to rank of Nevada Air Guard general
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 and typewriting at Douglas High School. “I enjoyed working in aircraft maintenance, but I really wasn’t doing anything with computers there, and that was my passion.”
Nevada Guard helps track COVID-19 spread among Reno homeless
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.
NOTAM: 2021 Flight Plan
Col. Hammons addresses the Airmen of the 152nd Airlift Wing for his January 2021 Notice to Airmen.
Air Force recognizes High Rollers with Outstanding Unit Award
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 Rollers accomplish on a daily basis here at the Reno Air National Guard Base,” Col. Jacob Hammons, 152nd Airlift Wing commander, said. “I’m extremely proud of the airmen that make up our premier tactical airlift wing. I want to thank the Air Force for recognizing them with this prestigious award.”
NOTAM: Year One in Command
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 global pandemic, a volatile civil unrest situation and an incredibly active wildfire season.
152nd Communications Flight demonstrates their communications capability with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
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 requirement in Chicken Springs, about four hours north of Reno.
NOTAM: Welcome to Fiscal Year 2021
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 preparations for our two major inspections -- AFMAA in November and UEI CAPSTONE in December. While the Wing is busier than ever focusing on Readiness, I want to ensure our focus is not diverted by societal issues that could negatively impact our force. With that in mind, I would like to highlight two potential pitfalls, 1) election season and 2) domestic violence.