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.
The top recruiter in the nation is in the Nevada Army Guard’s ranks. Staff Sgt. Leah Cabusao, 28, of Henderson, Nev., is the Army Guard’s Recruiter of the Year after receiving the National Guard’s Director’s 54 Award for 2020, the National Guard Bureau announced this week. She is the first Nevada Army Guard Soldier to win the national award.
Retired Nevada Army Guard Maj. Gen. Robert T. Herbert’s 42-year military career was recognized by Yerington city officials in late March as the facility housing the town’s City Hall and council chambers was officially named the Robert T. Herbert Administrative Building.
Honorary Capt. Tennyson “Wizard” Hunter, the Nevada Air Guard’s first Pilot for a Day, died on February 22 after a long battle with Kabuki Syndrome. He was 15. Hunter, or as Nevada Air Guardsmen called him, “Wizard,” – the call sign he received in 2019 during his Pilot for a Day service – touched the heart of every High Roller on the air base during his Pilot for a Day stint.