The Nevada Army National Guard plays a critical role throughout Nevada in times of disasters and local community needs. We were there for our citizens in the aftermath of the PEPCON explosion, handled sandbags in the flooded streets of Northern Nevada, and provided untiring support to fire fighting operations throughout rural Nevada. Furthermore, our units are highly trained and stand ready to respond in times of national crisis or threats of foreign aggression. Nevada units have served with distinction in the Gulf War and as part of peacekeeping operations in Bosnia. Members train one weekend a month and 15 days active duty each year to insure a high level of military readiness. As an added benefit, our units routinely travel overseas each year for their 15 days active duty. The likes of Germany, Honduras, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Panama, and the Philippines have provided some of the training opportunities for Nevada units.
With hundreds of thousands of Soldiers stationed across the United States and around the globe, it’s no small job to move necessary equipment and personnel. Transport Soldiers can be counted on to deliver anything, anywhere, with seamless coordination.
Engineers build anything and everything the Guard needs. From surveying and bulldozing to framing and wiring, engineers are responsible for taking on construction or demolition projects of any size from beginning to end. These projects can range from paving roads to setting up fortifications for hundreds of Soldiers. Combat engineers put these skills to use on the battlefield, destroying obstacles in the way of troops, or detecting and eliminating mines.
Responsible for supplying combat troops with anything they need to push the frontline forward. Support and logistics specialists oversee the delivery and storage of medical supplies, gear, weaponry and ammunition. They’re also in charge of moving millions of gallons of fuel and refueling tanker trucks, ships and railcars.
Guard mechanics can fix anything that needs maintenance or repairs, from 5-ton cargo trucks and armor-plated Humvees to the most sophisticated equipment in the world, like the M1 Abrams tank. Every piece of mechanized equipment the Guard uses has to be ready to roll at any time, and mechanic and maintenance Soldiers make this possible. Soldiers depend on these vehicles and equipment to accomplish their mission and save lives during a disaster.
The Guard depends on information and communication. Intelligence Soldiers provide the Guard with firsthand, vital intel about the enemy. Whether conducting interrogations in a foreign language or debriefing friendly intelligence sources, intelligence analysts gain and deliver to troops critical information about the enemy’s location and plans, using state-of-the-art equipment to communicate with ground forces, artillery, armor and air support on the battlefield. At home, intelligence specialists communicate information that can have a huge impact in rescuing towns and civilians in a disaster, or even prevent a national emergency.
Usually working in an office setting with both military and civilian personnel, admin specialists are professional Soldiers. Ensuring the proper handling of personnel matters for Soldiers throughout the entire Guard, administration specialists make sure Soldiers are taken care of from pay to legal issues to processing personal data.
Medical specialists work firsthand with other medics and doctors to treat combat emergencies, stabilize wounded Soldiers and prepare them for evacuation. Medics are trained in triage, CPR, basic life support and emergency techniques.