C-130 over the Sierra Nevada.
Emerson Marcus, public affairs officer with the Nevada Air National Guard and associate editor of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly The Q, will give a talk on Veterans Day on the 75th anniversary of the Nevada Air National Guard 1948-2023: Building the Total Force for National Security at Home and Abroad.
Marcus’ talk is from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia St.
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.
Marcus is the state public affairs officer for the Nevada National Guard and a captain in the Nevada Air National Guard. Marcus 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.
Arrive early as limited seating is available in the event space. Free temporary parking permits will be provided to make it easier to visit the NHS.