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For #ThrowbackThursday, here's the first page of an article in "Outing" published in 1895. The outdoors and sporting magazine published a series on the national guards of each state in the mid-1890s. The author of Nevada's article -- in addition to his use of common rhetoric of the era such as "savage foe" -- highlighted the Silver State's support of the Union during the Civil War with this emotionally-charged, long-winded lead sentence: "Thirty-three years ago, when storm clouds hovered heavy and dark over the United States; when almost every hearth-stone and fire-side mourned the absence or death of some loved member of the family circle; when battle and disease and march inured to a soldier's life many thousands of our best men -- and it was hard not to be patriotic and heroic in the face of conditions that could breed naught but love of country -- there existed in the most out-of-the-way section of all this vast United States, a stretch of barren and desert country dominated by grand old mountains, and peopled by a small band of as patriotic and Union loving people as existed anywhere."

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The Nevada National Guard celebrates Earth Day 2018 by looking back three years ago to the 152nd Airlift Wing's Department of Energy's 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Award. The Nevada National Guard leading the way to better future.

Spc. RjhunAlexander Rimon of the 609th Engineer Company and Staff Sgt. Craig Kenison of the 92nd Civil Support Team proved to be the Best Warriors in the Nevada Army Guard after the results were tabulated Thursday at the conclusion of the annual Best Warrior competition in Reno. Rimon, 21, a combat engineer, was the first finisher in the ultimate event -- the 12 mile ruck march. Kenison, 32, of Reno, topped the Non-commisioned Officer field in the three-day competition that included physical fitness tests, appearance boards and marksmanship events. Rimon and Kenison now advance to represent the Nevada Army Guard at the Region VII Best Warrior competition next month in New Mexico.

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BEST WARRIOR BATTLE -- Spc. RjhunAlexander Rimon, left, 21, of the 609th Engineer Company, outlasted Spc. Conor Czyzniejewski, 22, of the 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, in the ultimate event of the 2018 Nevada Army Guard Best Warrior Contest -- the 12-mile ruck march -- on Thursday to claim the title of Soldier of the Year. Rimon finished the hilly course in 2 hours, 12 minutes; Czyzniejewski finished less than two minutes behind. Staff Sgt. Craig Kenison of the 92nd Civil Support Team won the Non-commissioned Officer of the Year Best Warrior title. The two will now represent Nevada in the Region VII Best Warrior Contest in May. In advance of the regional competition, Rimon will train with Sgt. Grant Reimers, the readiness sergeant for the 609th. Reimers won the National Guard's nationwide Best Warrior Contest last year and also placed second in the All-Army competition.

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Congratulations to our own 2LT Julian Batz, Distinguished Honor Graduate!

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Arlington National Cemetery held a Memorial Service for 1Lt Frank Salazar, pilot for the 192nd Fighter Squadron, Nevada Air National Guard who was shot down over Korea in 1951. The 152nd Airlift Wing provided a C-130 flyover.

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Nevada National Guard Soldiers participating in the Nevada Army Guard’s 2018 Best Warrior Competition completed the live-fire range portion of the competition this morning at Freedom Range, Hawthorne, Nev.

It is called a stress shoot. The test is based on being able to hit targets from various firing positions while winded from sprinting in full body armor between several locations on the range.

They started the task by first assembling the two weapons they would be firing, the M-16 Rifle and the M-9 Pistol. Next, they and a range safety official moved between various obstacles and engaged targets.

The Soldiers were required to fire over, under and around barriers. They also had to fire both left and right-handed, climb a tower, crawl through and fire from a large metal pipe, and reload when necessary.

The final sprint to stop the timer ended with the Soldiers transitioning to their side arms and knocking down the remaining targets.

The scores of this event will not be announced until tomorrow when the winners of the competition are named.

The two winners, an enlisted Soldier and a Noncommissioned officer, will move on to compete in the regional competition.

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LATEST UPDATE FROM WORK FOR WARRIORS NEVADA: Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen interested in a Law Enforcement career should note that Work for Warriors will
be partnering with the Nevada Department of Public Safety for a one-stop assessment on Monday, May 7th, 2018.
The purpose of this event is to fast-track National Guard members through the hiring process for Department of
Public Safety Parole and Probation or Highway Patrol positions.
There will be only 12 slots available. All interested applicants must contact a Work for Warriors representative as soon as possible. The available slots will be on a first come first served basis. This will be an all-day assessment beginning at 8 am and lasting until approximately 5 pm. The assessment will include Physical, Written and Oral Board sessions.
For information, call 702-856-4951

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Work for Warriors Nevada: Striving to make employment dreams reality

Only a few days remain until the spring Fling in Las Vegas! Please pre-register for the event!

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Unarguably one of the World's most famous Marines has passed away...

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Attention to Detail!

Can you guess what obscure military hardware is in this photo?
Try to guess without reading the comments. Good luck!
Also, please be respectful of other peoples guesses, despite how bad they may be.

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Great job, High Rollers!

Another successful Nevada Governor's Military Ball in the books. Did you make the photo album?

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Free legal assistance in Reno.

Next dates will be this Friday and Saturday.

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While it’s impossible for many to view U.S. Sen. Harry Reid — “Nevada’s Machiavelli,” according to one political columnist in the state — outside the prism of Washington politics, his imprint on the Nevada National Guard runs unarguably deep.

The Nevada National Guard pays tribute to all lost in the Korean War

Nevada National Korean War Tribute

The Nevada National Guard pays tribute to all lost in the Korean War

Posted by Nevada National Guard on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Today is National Sibling Day 2018.

Post a photo of you and your sibling. We are all brothers and sisters in arms, and our siblings are a part of our military family.

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Photos from the funeral services of Sgt. Frankie Martinez. Thank you to all that attended and all that send their support and condolences to the family of Sgt. Martinez.

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