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Nevada National Guard Holds Workshop for New Partner Samoa
June 6, 2024
Michael Fusi Ligaliga, assistant professor and program lead of Pacific Island Studies at Brigham Young University in Hawaii, speaks during a two-day workshop at the Nevada National Guard's Office of the Adjutant General in Carson City, Nevada. Ligaliga's presentation was part of a workshop to educate members of the Nevada National Guard about the culture of Samoa, their newest partner in the State Partnership Program.

Idaho, Nevada Guard Offer Free Health Care to Tribal Members
June 3, 2024
About 50 Idaho and Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted two weeklong medical visits for members of the Nez Perce and Shoshone-Paiute Tribes May 13-24, 2024. Free health care was offered as part of the Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program.

Nevada Guard Welcomes Soldiers from Partners Fiji, Tonga
April 2, 2024
Soldiers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and His Majesty's Armed Forces pose for a photo with Soldiers from the Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program in Las Vegas March 30, 2024. The Soldiers from the RFMF and HMAF are participating in Nevada's Best Warrior Competition. (Photo uses tonal adjustments to enhance subjects)

Nevada Army Aviator Moves to Finance, Logistics Management
January 19, 2024
Lt. Col. Andrew Wagner, a longtime Army aviator, on Jan. 19, 2024, becomes the 10th U.S. property and fiscal officer for Nevada since the conclusion of World War II. He is shown on Jan. 17 next to memorabilia saved from Lt. Col. Michael Norton’s stint as the first USPFO for Nevada following the global conflict.

Hokanson Visits Guardsmen Safeguarding Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Celebration
January 2, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with Nevada National Guardsmen supporting local and federal agencies to ensure the safety and security of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Las Vegas Dec. 31, 2023. The cooperative New Year’s mission is led by Clark County Emergency Management and supported by the Nevada National Guard with local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Nevada National Guard Safeguards ‘America's Party’
January 2, 2024
Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry, the adjutant general of the Nevada National Guard, visit local law enforcement and the 92nd Civil Support Team in Las Vegas Dec. 30, 2023. (Tonal adjustments were used to enhance subjects)

Nevada Guard Supports Safety at Las Vegas Grand Prix
November 21, 2023
Members of the 72nd Military Police Company, Nevada National Guard, pose for a photo with state command leaders in Las Vegas Nov. 17, 2023. The 72nd MPs enhanced security at the Las Vegas Strip for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

State Partnership Program NCO Honored for International Efforts
November 15, 2023
Nevada Air Guard Tech. Sgt. Hannah Kasner works the security detail safeguarding Air Force One while it was in Reno, Nevada, in 2020. Kasner was honored by the College of Southern Nevada in October 2023 for her work linking the college and Fiji National University under the State Partnership Program.

Nevada Guardsman Plays Key Partnership Role in South Pacific
October 26, 2023
Nevada Guard Maj. David Paxton, center, meets with Pacific Island officials during a State Partnership Program exchange. Paxton has been the Nevada Guard's bilateral affairs officer for nearly two years and helps coordinate and oversee international State Partnership Program exchanges between the Nevada National Guard and Fiji and Tonga.

Nevada Guard CERFP Showcases Emergency Response Prowess
September 20, 2023
Nevada Army National Guard Soldiers in the search and extraction element scavenge a simulated impacted area for injured victims Sept. 13, 2023. These Guardsmen train to prepare for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks on the community.

Nevada Guard Partners with Samoa
July 19, 2023
The Honorable Faualo Harry Schuster, the Government of Samoa’s Minister of Police, Prisons and Corrections Services, left, and Nevada Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry sign the Declaration of Partnership between the Nevada National Guard and the Government of Samoa on July 6 in Apia, Samoa.

Oregon Army Guard Conducts Tank Gunnery with Moroccan Army
June 15, 2023
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s 3-116th Combined Arms Battalion conducted tank gunnery training with members of the Royal Moroccan Army in the Tan Tan Training Area June 8-10 during Exercise African Lion 2023.

National Guard Provides Medical Care to Idaho, Nevada Tribes
May 30, 2023
Approximately 100 Ctizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota and Nevada National Guard cared for two Native American Tribes in Idaho and Nevada May 11-26 as part of Operation Nimiipuu Health, a Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program. Guard members provided medical, dental and optometry services to the Nez Perce Tribe and surrounding community of Lapwai, Idaho, and similar care, in addition to behavioral health services, to members of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and surrounding community of Duck Valley, Nevada.

Cal Guard, CAL FIRE Team up for Wildland Firefighting Training
May 2, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Sorensen, crew chief, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th General Support Aviation Battalion, Utah National Guard, on an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during annual wildland firefighting training in Sacramento, Calif., April 22, 2023. California, Utah, Nevada and Wisconsin National Guard members participated in the training with CAL FIRE.

Hokanson: State Partnership Program Stable, Steadfast and Growing
April 21, 2023
Lt. Gen. Bashkim Jashari, commander of the Kosovo Security Force, is briefed on unit operations by the commander of the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, during a tour of training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, May 19, 2022. Approximately 15 KSF troops embedded with companies in the 1-133rd Infantry during a two-week annual training exercise.

Guam National Guard Hosts Chief of Staff Advisory Council
April 21, 2023
National Guard chiefs of staff from Region VII render a solemn salute at the Guam National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial in Barrigada April 18, 2023. The delegation spent three days on the island to discuss regional issues, share best practices, and gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of Guam's operational and cultural environment.

Kentucky Civil Response Team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise
March 17, 2023
An officer with Louisville Metro Police's Hazardous Incident Response Team gets out of his hazardous material suit after working a simulated scenario with the help of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Dormbrusch, 12th CST, New Hampshire National Guard, during a training event at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., March 13, 2023. National Guard CSTs from eight states participated in the one-day exercise.

Samoa, Nevada Guard Pair in Growing State Partnership Program
February 3, 2023
The Independent State of Samoa and the Nevada National Guard are new partners in the State Partnership Program. Graphic shows the Samoan and Nevada flags along with an emblem displaying the Tongan and Fijian flag of Nevada's other two SPP partners.

Idaho Guard Soldiers Conduct Intense Pre-deployment Training
September 20, 2022
More than 600 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers, joined by Soldiers from the Montana, Oregon, Ohio and South Carolina Army National Guard, have been training in Fort Bliss, Texas, since mobilizing from Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, in early August. Task Force Rattler will deploy to Southwest Asia this month to support Operation Spartan Shield.

Nevada, California Guard Called to Idaho for Firefighting Mission
September 12, 2022
A C-130H Hercules aircraft from the 152rd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, taxis after a Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) training mission in Boise, Idaho, April 26, 2022.