CARSON CITY, NV - October 28, 2021
On Nevada Day Observed this Friday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is set to meet with Nevada National Guardsmen and women to thank them for their support during the state’s COVID-19 response — the largest and lengthiest state activation in Nevada National Guard history.
Media are welcome to attend the event held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Office of the Adjutant General complex, 2460 Fairview Drive in Carson City.
During the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature earlier this year, Gov. Sisolak helped draft and eventually signed a law that provided members of the Nevada National Guard with an annual three-day state sales tax holiday that begins on Nevada Day Observed and continues through the following weekend.
“The Nevada National Guard’s support during the COVID-19 pandemic helped save lives and sustained our state’s logistical capacity and overall medical infrastructure,” Gov. Sisolak said. “Citizen Soldiers and Airmen across the state answered the call as neighbors helping neighbors. This weekend’s sales tax holiday is just one way we can thank them for their work during the pandemic.”
At the height of the activation last summer, more than 1,200 Nevada National Guardsmen and women were supporting the state’s pandemic response with COVID-19 testing, movement of personal protective equipment, and food distribution. About 140 remain on orders this fall working mostly at vaccination sites in Washoe and Clark counties.
Media interested in attending should RSVP at email@example.com for the exact location details by Thursday at 5 p.m. Please bring a valid federal or state identification card to be allowed through the gate.