Nevada History Lecture – Veterans Day talk

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Event Series Event Series: Nevada History Lectures

November 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Emerson Marcus

Nevada History Lecture

November 11, 2023 from 1-2:30pm

The 75th Anniversary of the Nevada Air National Guard 1948-2023: Building the Total Force for National Security at Home and Abroad

Emerson Marcus

Emerson Marcus, Public Affairs Officer, Nevada Air National Guard

Emerson Marcus, Public Affairs Officer, Nevada National Guard and NHSQ Associate Editor

Summary of Talk
This year marked the 75th anniversary of the Nevada Air National Guard, a history that dates to April 12, 1948, when the 192nd Fighter Squadron passed federal inspection and entered the U.S. Air Force. Through several mission sets, airframes, deployments and call-ups for state assistance, the Nevada Air Guard remains today Reno’s most visible military, first as a Cold War-Era reserve unit for readiness and today with missions around the globe and emergency response at home.

Speaker Bio
Emerson Marcus is the state public affairs officer for the Nevada National Guard and a captain in the Nevada Air National Guard. Marcus, a former Reno Gazette Journal breaking news reporter, is also the associate editor of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, “The Q,” and has a Master of Arts in history from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has previously written articles in The Q about Nevada’s 1915 pari-mutuel betting law for horse racing and the Nevada National Guard’s disbandment following worker strikes in Goldfield.

This is going to be a great talk that you won’t want to miss! A special lecture in honor of Veteran’s Day!

Make sure to arrive early as we have limited seating available in our Event Space. Don’t forget, we provide free, temporary parking permits to make it easier to visit NHS!



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