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  • 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 Department of Lands contain more than 15 significant
  • 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. Hokanson said. "I think we have the capability to put
  • Nevada Guardsman, movie subject, leads Nevada Storm to women's football championship game

    RENO, Nev. (AFNS) –  Airman 1st Class Jasmine Plummer is reserved and shy among her peers in the Nevada Air Guard. She’s been that way her entire life.But there is nothing reserved or shy about her play on the football field.Her gridiron prowess already earned her legendary status with a Hollywood film, “The Longshots,” about her journey as an
  • 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 Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm until Sept. 30."We
  • 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 in the coming weeks, with fewer than 150 on COVID
  • 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 Agle said. “We are here to train with our first
  • 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 California National Guard’s 95th CST while responding
  • 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

    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 guests, residents and staff,” said Pat Cashell,
  • Nevada National Guard stays in fight against COVID-19

    LAS VEGAS – More than eight months into the Nevada National Guard's battle against COVID-19, the stubborn microscopic enemy shows no sign of surrender as many of the state's counties report record numbers of cases. Even though nearly 400 Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on duty daily in November supporting the state's effort to curb the
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