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October 21, 2014

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Council formed to oppose closure of Nevada military bases

Gov. Brian Sandoval has issued an executive order creating a council to oppose possible closure of military bases in Nevada.

The governor Wednesday also announced that Nevada is one of six states chosen for an academy for those leaving the military to gain civilian credentials as a police officer, a paramedic or a licensed practical nurse.

In announcing the start of the military council, the governor said there are active, guard and reserve bases in Nevada and “we must use our every effort to protect and expand those assets.”

Sandoval said the state must be prepared for the anticipated closure of military bases expected in 2015. The council will headed by Veteran Services Director Kat Miller and Adjutant General William Burks.

He said the council will prepare information on how Nevada’s existing military bases can be expanded rather than shut down.

Nevada was selected by the National Governors Association for the veterans’ licensing and certification policy academy and he said those exiting the service must “have the resources necessary to transition from military to civilian life a part of the Nevada family.”

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