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Fallon Armed Forces Day

The Fallon Armed Forces Day celebration is May 20 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The opening ceremony is at noon.

The Fallon Armed Forces Day will feature crafters and vendors, food, kid zone, live entertainment, a poker chip run and much more.

The committee is looking for flag bearers on horseback.

For information, call 775-315-6571.

Ghost Army exhibit

An exhibit produced by the World War II Museum in New Orleans is at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno through July 23.

Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II depicts the secret campaign waged against Hitler’s army and reveals “Not All is Fair in Love and War.” Active military members, their families and veterans receive free admission.

The Ghost Army or the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops activated as a unit on Jan. 20, 1944, to deceive the Germans by simulating two divisions that normally consisted of 30,000 men. Additionally, the 23rd HQ used inflatable fake tanks, vehicles and radios along with sound effects and radio traffic to confuse the enemy.

American Legion golf tournament

Fallon’s local Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 and American Legion Auxiliary is planning for its third annual golf tournament.

Squadron 16’s campaigns place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

A raffle donation by your business will be free publicity to all of the patron’s participating and attending the golf tournament. A 501c(3) letter can be given for your records.

For questions about the tournament or how to sponsor, reach out to Paul “Pip” Valentin at or 407-319-6908 and leave a message.

Military articles and news briefs are compiled by the Nevada News Group and Nevada Appeal. Questions may be directed to Steve Ranson @SNMGmilitaryeditor or 775-427-0960.


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