Since the beginning of the Nevada National Guard’s coronavirus health response support in April, task forces have provided assistance at 10 tribal locations across Nevada with either food distribution support and/or COVID-19 testing medical and logistical support.
The Nevada Air Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing, nicknamed the High Rollers, received the Air Force’s Outstanding Unit Award this month for the wing’s performance during a historic deployment cycle overseas and assistance to federal firefighters in the western United States during 2018 and 2019.
Pfc. Cheyenne Romans of the 1864th Transportation Company has thwarted attacks on multiple fronts this year. For much of the summer, Romans, 20, was on the wildfire front lines in northern Nevada and helped quench the blazes that burned more than 100,000 acres.
The Army Guard’s long-awaited state-of-the-art facility, the Speedway Readiness Center, opened its doors in late September. The opening of the Nevada Guard’s $35 million southern Nevada flagship armory was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Gov. Steve Sisolak.
Sgt. Sidney Romero of Alpha Troop, 1-221st Cavalry, captured the NCO division at the Region 7 Best Warrior contest last week in Utah. With his win, Romero, 24, of Las Vegas, now advances to the National Guard Best Warrior championships in Mississippi in September.