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Senate OKs Rep. Joe Heck’s promotion to 1-star general
Senate OKs Rep. Joe Heck’s promotion to 1-star general
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Nevada Congressman Joe Heck's promotion to one-star general now has the blessing of the U.S. Senate. Heck's staff confirmed that lawmakers approved ...
After challenge by Creech airman, Air Force says ‘so help me God’ in oath is optional
After challenge by Creech airman, Air Force says ‘so help me God’ in oath is optional
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose. The policy change comes after ...
Photo: Col. Richard H. Boutwell is the Commander, 99th Ai
New boss talks education at Nellis, air show, budget and fighter jet safety
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Q+A: COL. RICHARD BOUTWELL:
The commander and former Thunderbirds pilot talks about charter schools, air shows and more ...
Photo: Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane afte
National Guard to pull out of NASCAR and IndyCar
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The National Guard said Wednesday it will end its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar's Graham Rahal, but it is not clear when ...
New barracks to replace ‘outdated’ dorms at Nellis Air Force Base
New barracks to replace ‘outdated’ dorms at Nellis Air Force Base
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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Ground will be broken next year on a $30.4 million dormitory for airmen at Nellis Air Force Base. After the new barracks is finished in 2016, two dorms built in 1975 ...
Photo: Rear Adm. Richard Butler hands the colors to Rear
Las Vegas native takes over command of Guantanamo Bay
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A 1981 graduate of Chaparral High School is the newest commander of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Rear Admiral Kyle Cozad took over the reins of Joint Task Force Guantanamo in a change-of-command ceremony …
Photo: Madelynn Taylor, 74, looks at a 2011 photo of hers
Vet sues after burial with gay partner is denied
Monday, July 7, 2014
A U.S. Navy veteran filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday after the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery refused to allow her to be buried with the ashes of her late wife. Seventy-four-year-old Madelynn Taylor filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Boise after she tried to make advance arrangements last year to ...
Photo: (From right) Rheina Delmundo carries out a small t
For members of the military, moves are common but rarely routine
Sunday, July 6, 2014
This is the peak moving season for military families. Apart from all the packing and unpacking, there's a new city to learn, new friends to make and a load of paperwork to fill out. For some families, that's life every few years ...
Heck holds hearing on benefits denied to Filipino-American veterans
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
When Congress acts to right a wrong, sometimes it doesn’t do a very good job. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., would argue that’s the case with regard to...
VA: Majority of senior execs were rated ‘fully successful,’ got bonuses
VA: Majority of senior execs were rated ‘fully successful,’ got bonuses
Friday, June 20, 2014
More than 300 VA executives were paid a total of $2.7 million in bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and ...
Photo: In this Sept. 6, 2007, photo, an MQ-1 Predator unm
Investigation details military drone crashes, including 12 in Nevada
Friday, June 20, 2014
Drones might help fuel Nevada’s economy in the coming years, but a Washington Post investigation calls into question the safety of unmanned aircraft. During a yearlong investigation, the Post said it gathered documents showing more than 400 large U.S. military drones crashed in major accidents worldwide ...
Navy: Suspect in Virginia stabbing arrested
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Navy says law enforcement officials have arrested the man suspected of stabbing a fellow sailor near a naval hospital, ending an hours-long manhunt. Capt. Michael "Jake" Johansson, commanding officer of...
Photo: World War II veteran Gaetano
70 years after WWII, two valley veterans to receive French Legion of Honor award
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The medal is the highest honor France bestows upon its citizens and foreign nationals and will be awarded during a ceremony Friday. “I’m terribly honored,” Davis Leonard said. “It’s something that shows France is appreciative of what we did. I will wear it proudly.” Neither of the veterans knew each other during ...
Photo: U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nevada, speaks to a joint
Titus-sponsored bill on military counseling sails through House
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A bill proposed by Rep. Dina Titus to extend sexual trauma counseling services for National Guard and other reserve members passed …
Photo: Brian Huerta of Las Vegas would love to join the M
Bill allowing immigrants here illegally to serve in military splits GOP
Saturday, May 24, 2014
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By now, Brian Huerta thought he would be out of Marines basic training and settling in with his unit, combat training with his M-16, learning navigation and technical skills, building trust with his comrades and ...

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