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Supporting Our National Guard Troops

Since before our statehood, Nebraska’s National Guard has been a critical part of making Nebraska be the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family.  The Nebraska National Guard was founded on December 23, 1854 with the stroke of acting Territorial Governor Thomas B. Cuming’s pen on a proclamation recommending that the citizens of the new Nebraska territory organize volunteer companies of troops.  Today’s Nebraska National Guard employs nearly 4,600 Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians on both a full-time and part-time basis.  With 25 readiness centers located in 23 communities and an important Air National Guard base in Lincoln, the Nebraska National Guard has a footprint throughout the state.

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Nebraska’s Award-Winning Conceal Carry Permit Delivery

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted awards that Nebraska’s state website and the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) digital platform for conceal carry permits have recently earned.  In recent weeks, the Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the Government Experience Awards recognizing excellence in digital government.  Nebraska was named as a winner of two categories, a Finalist of the Overall State Government Experience Award for the State Website and the NSP won a Project Experience Award for the Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP) online application.

Gov. Ricketts Declares October as Manufacturing Month, Embarks on Multi-Stop Tour with State Chamber

LINCOLN – Today, the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would highlight October as Manufacturing Month in Nebraska during visits to manufacturing companies across the state.  Starting this week, the Governor will be joined by members of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry to tour manufacturing companies that have been contributing to the state’s standout growth across the sector.