• Idaho Guard sends wildland firefighting crew to northern Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho National Guard made organizational history by sending wildland Firefighter Type 2 Red Card-certified Soldiers and Airmen to northern Idaho to fight fires for the first time.The newly assigned crewmembers of Task Force Timber Shield left Boise Aug. 4 to help the Idaho

  • National Guard well-equipped to handle West Coast wildfires

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When wildfires happen in the West, the National Guard is there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said."We've got 500 people and about 19 aircraft," on the firefighting mission, Army Gen. Daniel R.

  • Nevada National Guard continues vaccinations all summer

    LAS VEGAS – Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen plan to vaccinate people through September at College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne and Charleston campuses.Sixty Guard members have set up operations in the ballrooms at both locations and will administer COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday through

  • Nevada National Guard enters final stages of COVID battle

    LAS VEGAS – After 16 months on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen are in the final stages of the battle as coronavirus cases hit an all-time low in the Silver State.The number of Guardsmen working coronavirus missions in Nevada will decrease dramatically

  • 92nd CST fires up Exercise Desert Torch in Vegas

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas residents had the opportunity to witness a flurry of training activity starting April 20, as the Nevada National Guard’s 92nd Civil Support Team conducted mock emergency HAZMAT scenarios throughout the valley.“For me, this training enhances our readiness,” Commander Maj. Nick

  • Idaho, California, Oregon, Nevada CST units train together

    SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Calif. – The Idaho National Guard’s 101st Civil Support Team was among several National Guard CSTs that participated in a large-scale exercise in Northern California Feb. 1-5.The exercise, BAYEX 2021, tested the ability of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada CST teams to assist the

  • 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

  • Nevada Guard helps track COVID-19 spread among Reno homeless

    RENO, Nev. – 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 homeless people at downtown shelters operated by Volunteers of America. “Our top priority is the health and safety of our