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  • Nevada Guard MAFFS crews wrap up firefighting mission

    RENO, Nev. – Nevada Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System crews flew 330 sorties and dropped more than 8 million pounds of retardant during their 89-day activation completed Sept. 22. “The Nevada Guard surpassed expectations this year,” said Col Gary Monroe, AFNORTH’s MAFFS 153rd Air Expeditionary Commander. “They were only
  • 152nd Airlift Wing 'High Rollers' extended on MAFFS duty

    RENO, Nev. – The Nevada Air National Guard's participation in the wildland firefighting mission in the West has been extended to Aug. 26 at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).Two additional C-130 aircraft and aircrew were added to the mission – one from the Wyoming Air National Guard and the other from the Air Force Reserve
  • 152nd CES firefighters train at Volk Field in Wisconsin

    VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. – Fire protection specialists with the Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron participated in multiple firefighting training exercises June 7-9. "We've been able to get lots of hands-on experience by being able to pull wet hose lines, spray water and be able to get guys inside of the
  • Nevada Air Guard activated to help fight fires in West

    RENO, Nev. – The National Interagency Fire Center has requested one C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, to aid firefighting efforts in the West.The activation is more than a month earlier than last year, when the 152nd Airlift Wing was activated July 29. That firefighting activation lasted through Oct.
  • 152nd SFS Guardsmen maintain proficiency at shooting range

    HAWTHORNE, Nev. – Members of the 152nd Security Forces Squadron participated in a small-arms, live-fire training exercise at the Hawthorne Army Depot June 8-10. The Nevada National Guard Airmen aimed to maintain and improve weapons proficiency with the M4 carbine and M9 handgun, firing more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition over three days. “Going
  • Nevada Air Guard’s ‘Baby Doc’ a leader in pandemic battle

    LAS VEGAS, NV – Undeterred by a rare health condition early in life, Nevada Air Guard 1st Lt. Caleena Longworth is now on the front line of health care in southern Nevada during the COVID-19 pandemic.Few in the state have vaccinated more people than Longworth, who has administered the vaccine to more than 4,000 people while acquiring the nickname
  • 152nd Airlift Wing, Navy conduct water survival training

    RENO, Nev. – The 152nd Airlift Wing conducted water survival training with the Naval Air Station Fallon Search and Rescue (SAR) Team at Lahontan Reservoir June 5.More than 85 Airmen from the 152nd Operations Group completed the eight-station water survival course, intended to expose Airmen to dangerous situations they may encounter in water. The
  • Partnerships forged during aerial firefighting training

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – In the dry heat of the high desert, the California and Nevada Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and multiple other firefighting agencies across the United States are performing their annual certification training for the aerial firefighting mission with MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System).The
  • High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

    Reno-Stead, Nev. -- Airmen from the 152nd Medical Group participated in joint aeromedical training featuring UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft with the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno-Stead, Nev., April 10, 2021.“Today we did joint hot and cold load training,” said Sgt. Mason Burkhart, a critical care flight paramedic from the medical evacuation unit in
  • High Rollers conduct Operation Chemical Blackjack exercise

    RENO, Nev. – The 152nd Airlift Wing participated in Operation Chemical Blackjack, a three-day exercise to ensure the Nevada Air National Guard is prepared for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats."This exercise was developed to increase proficiency in wearing chemical protective over-garment as well as providing Airmen an
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