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Nevada Guard has strong enlisted numbers

The Nevada National Guard maintains strong recruiting numbers for the first six months of the fiscal year.

The Nevada National Guard maintains strong recruiting numbers for the first six months of the fiscal year.
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Buoyed by a strong fiscal year in 2023, the Nevada National Guard continues to maintain strong service levels across the 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia.

The Nevada National Guard has exceeded its goal for the six months of the federal budget year starting April 1.

According to the Nevada National Guard, this trend comes after a strong year in 2023 in which the state’s military bucked national recruiting trends.

“I am proud of this achievement at the midpoint of the recruiting year,” said Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry, Adjutant General of Nevada. “With the creation of an all-volunteer force after the Vietnam War, in the post-draft era, recruitment has become so important to sustain our military, continue our various missions, and provide support to our state and nation. These are encouraging figures.”

The Nevada Army National Guard ranked 12th among the 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia in overall enlistment percentage. The state Army Guard reached 111% of its end goal of 197 enlistments by exceeding the goal with 219 new incoming soldiers during this fiscal year.

The Nevada Army National Guard currently has 3,300 soldiers.

The Nevada Air Guard, which has 1,100 troops in its ranks, also had a good six months since October in meeting its recruitment goal with 65 new recruits. It ranks 20th among other states, according to the Nevada Air Guard.

Berry said the Nevada National Guard includes members of the communities they serve.

“We are neighbors helping neighbors,” he said.