Nevada Guard Squadron Called To Active Duty

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About 600 Nevada Army National Guard members will leave next month for an 18-month deployment in California, state military officials said Wednesday.

The 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry headquartered in Las Vegas will leave Aug. 16 for duty at Fort Irwin, Calif., where they will help train other troops being deployed to the Middle East.

The squadron has detachments in Fallon and Yerington, as well as three troop units in Las Vegas.

Members of the squadron currently on domestic deployments providing security at Nellis Air Force Base and the Air National Guard Base in Reno will not be affected, officials said.

Maj. Gen. Giles Vanderhoof, Nevada's adjutant general, said with the latest activation, nearly half of the soldiers in the Nevada Army National Guard will be deployed out of state by fall.