Retired Nevada Army Guard Brig. Gen. Douglas Byington, 88, a renowned Northern Nevada Soldier, educator and athlete, died on Tuesday in his hometown of Sparks. Upon his retirement from the Nevada Army Guard in 1988, he was the Commander of the Army Guard and had recorded a military career that spanned nearly four decades in both the active-duty Army and National Guard.
The Leads 2 Enlistment Challenge is simple: Soldiers just scan the associated QR code on the accompanying graphic image and then record all the requisite information for a potential lead for the Nevada Army Guard Recruiting and Retention staff.
In his civilian occupation as the Associate Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Capt. Gabriel Uy of the Nevada Army Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters works in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building just yards away from President Biden’s Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
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 ongoing pandemic. Few in the state have vaccinated more people than Longworth, who has personally administered the vaccine to more than 4,000 people while acquiring the nickname “Baby Doc” from her health care coworkers given her youthful appearance.
In the apropos heat of the high desert, the California and Nevada Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE and several other firefighting agencies from across the country recently completed the their annual certification training for their upcoming missions using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System.