Military News Briefs from Northern Nevada

Flag Day at the Capitol

The Nevada National Guard will host its 26th annual Flag Day Ceremony and the 249th Anniversary of the U.S. Military at 10 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial on the Capitol grounds, 101 N. Carson St.

The event is free and includes a historic flag presentation by the Nevada Air Guard. Emergency Management Division Chief David Fogerson will speak and the Army’s anniversary address will be delivered by Brigadier General. General D. Rodger Waters.

The American flag flown at Fort Ruby in the 1860s will be on display and all attendees will be served an Army birthday cake, compliments of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. Citizens are also welcome to bring unusable American flags for proper disposal.

Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza Run

The Nevada Veterans Memoir Plaza Run is on June 29 and benefits the plaza and veterans.

The plaza is located at the Sparks Marina. The event from 11am to 3pm will include love music, family fun, show and shine and food.

For information, visit

Holes for Heroes Golf Tournament

The Holes for Heroes Golf Tournament will take place on June 29, starting at 9am at the Fallon Golf Course.

Registration and check-in begin at 8:00 AM. Shotgun starts an hour later.

This is a four-person, 18-hole scramble. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, as well as for the men’s/women’s longest ride and closest to the pin.

Sign up for sponsorship or pre-register at For sponsorship questions, please call Essie at 775-315-6571.

Proceeds will go to the Cozy Cottages project for veterans and seniors.

Community 4 Veterans Fundraiser

The annual Community 4 Veterans fundraiser for Veterans Helping Veterans has kicked off.

This year’s top prize is a 2024 Jayco 29-foot travel trailer. The second prize consists of three CF Moto CFORCE ATVs, one each of 600, 500 and 110.

Third prize is a full power Ruger American Bolt Action. In addition, there are many great door prizes and a free barbecue for ticket holders.

Volunteers sell raffle tickets in front of The Sportsman’s Warehouse, 3306 Kietzke Lane in Reno.

The draw will take place on August 24. The barbecue starts at 12 noon.

A ticket costs $10 and a book of 10 tickets costs $100.

Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

An American flag retirement ceremony will take place at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on June 22 at 8:30 am.

If you have torn or torn American flags that need to be retired, please bring them to this ceremony or deposit them in one of the flag storage bins at Fitness for 10, Fire Station on Main Street, Senior Center or Raley’s.

The unescorted service at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley will be July 25 at 9 a.m. This is open to the community and no RSVP is required.

NAMI education conference

Registration for the 2024 NAMI Nevada Annual Education Conference is open.

• We honor our heroes: serving those who have served

• Meet our presenters: Some of our presenters have served in various branches of the military, including the US Army, US Air Force and US Navy.

• Learn about military culture: Learn about the invisible wounds, their sacrifices, trauma, family impacts, and how we can serve them better!

• Meet and Greet Therapy Dogs: Prepare to meet a team of locally certified therapy dogs.

Register at

Veterans Transition Reserve Center BBQ

The Veterans Transition Reserve Center will hold its 10th annual veterans barbecue party on June 22 at noon. There will be fun, food and music from Whiskey & Wolves.

Special guest is sergeant. Dixie Thompson, one of the first women assigned to a military combat police unit.

The event will take place at the Davis residence, 1191 Manhattan Way in Gardnerville. RSVP to D’Nese at 702-343-5642 or [email protected].

VA Update: Care for Veterans Exposed to Toxins, Hazards

Individuals may want to see one of the state’s veterans service officers following the announcement by the Veterans Administration that all veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards while serving in the military – at home or abroad – are eligible to enroll directly writing for VA healthcare.

All veterans who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Global War on Terror, or any other combat zone after September 11 are eligible to enroll directly in VA health care without first being sick or having a Apply for VA benefits. In addition, veterans who have never deployed but have been exposed to toxins or hazards while training or on active duty in the United States are also eligible to enroll.

For questions, visit

AARP Resources

AARP launched the Veterans Home Modification Benefits Guide to help veterans and service members navigate the VA’s $150 million in financing to purchase, build or modify a home to meet their long-term needs. With these grants, eligible veterans can receive up to $117,000 to pay for renovations such as installing grab bars in bathrooms, installing ramps or widening doorways to accommodate a wheelchair or walker.

For information, visit

Caregiver Support Program

The Caregiver Support Program has a series of videos on “Safe Transfer” and an accompanying tip sheet designed specifically for caregivers assisting veterans with body mechanics and transfers.

The videos contain essential tips and skills tailored to help healthcare providers facilitate safe transfers, including transfers for beds, wheelchairs, toilets and bathtubs. In addition, caregivers can use the accompanying tip sheet as a comprehensive guide, providing insight into proper transfer techniques, caregiver body mechanics, and key considerations during the transfer process.

To access these resources, visit CSP’s website where you will find the tip sheet and a special YouTube playlist:

Veterans Upward Limit

Veterans Upward Bound at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno can assist with academic advising, college applications, educational benefits, academic assessment and referrals to community resources.

Veterans Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education program for veterans. For information, call 775-829-9007 or email [email protected]. The website is

Older Veterans Act

The Education Flexibility for Veteran Parents Act will give veterans with children access to full housing benefits provided through the GI Bill, whether that program is in-person or online.

The GI Bill is an essential tool for many veterans to advance their education. Currently, veterans who are parents and are pursuing their education online are only eligible for half of the GI Bill’s available housing benefits. This requirement often forces parents to choose between attending in-person classes to receive full benefits or staying home with their children.

Monthly meetings for Nevada Guard retirees

• The Nevada Air Guard’s monthly breakfast is on the second Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Reno Elks Club.

• The Nevada Army Guard breakfast is on the second Monday of the month at 8 a.m. at the Carson City Elks Club.

Military articles and news summaries are compiled by the Nevada News Group. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

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