Nevada Deploys National Guard For Annual New Year's Eve Celebration

Nevada Army National Guard keep watch as fireworks go off in the background during the 2017 New Year’s celebration on the Las Vegas Strip. The Soldiers are working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in an exercise to defend a possible attack aimed towards the Las Vegas Strip and innocent civilians. (Army photo by Sgt. Walter H. Lowell, 17th Sustainment Brigade, Nevada Army National Guard)

Nevada Army National Guard keep watch as fireworks go off in the background during the 2017 New Year’s celebration on the Las Vegas Strip. The Soldiers are working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in an exercise to defend a possible attack aimed towards the Las Vegas Strip and innocent civilians. (Army photo by Sgt. Walter H. Lowell, 17th Sustainment Brigade, Nevada Army National Guard)

Reinforcing The City

In an effort to support the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department during the city’s largest celebration of the year, roughly 250 soldiers and airmen with the Nevada National Guard are being deployed to assist in the protection of over 325,000 citizens ready to enjoy their night. The Guardsmen will be working on the Strip, Freemont Street, and at McCarran International Airport through Jan. 2nd. 

Soldiers and Airmen will be stationed along Las Vegas Boulevard and downtown to monitor and respond to any emergencies that might arise during the city's annual NYE celebration "America's Party". The event features an immense display of fireworks and events to bring in the new year. (Read more about Celebrating New Year's Eve In Las Vegas, 2018 by clicking here.)

 The National Guard has been supporting local law enforcement agencies during New Year’s Eve every year since 1999. Surprisingly, the 250 deployed this year is about 100 less than last year. 

 

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