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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
politics:
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 ...
Photo: Mstr. Sgt. Christopher Aguilera runs at the outdoo
Nellis master sergeant, injured in combat, ready to compete in international paralympic competition
Friday, May 23, 2014
Q&A:
This fall, Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera will be one of 40 participants selected to represent the United States in the Invictus Games in London. Invictus is Latin for
Photo: In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Ar
Pentagon OKs Manning transfer for gender treatment
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for ...
Photo: Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin,
Fort Hood commander says argument may have preceded rampage
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member shortly before the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health …
Hearing begins for Nellis airman charged in wife's slaying
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A Clark County judge says she'll hear more evidence next week before deciding whether a 33-year-old Nellis Air Force Base technical sergeant will stand trial on a murder charge in the slaying of his wife. Rickey Lee Massey Jr. remained in custody after …
Photo: Sophie Juhl, 5, of North Las Vegas interacts with
Horses provide ‘magical’ therapy for valley’s heroes and their families
Friday, March 21, 2014
LIVING LAS VEGAS:
Helping people is what the Las Vegas-based nonprofit organization Horses4Heroes does. Its ranch offers free horse-riding lessons to the families of community heroes: the active-duty military, veterans, police officers, nurses and others who make sacrifices for the valley or country. The horses offer an outlet and therapy …
Nellis staff sergeant now charged with murder after 3-month-old son's death this week
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Prosecutors today added murder to the charges a Nellis Air Force Base noncommissioned officer faces in a case involving his son. Three-month-old Aiden James Leach was airlifted on Feb. 1 to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in critical condition. The baby boy died Monday night.
Charge against jailed Nellis staff sergeant could escalate after baby son's death
Charge against jailed Nellis staff sergeant could escalate after baby son's death
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The baby Metro Police allege was abused earlier this month by a Nellis Air Force staff sergeant died Monday night. Three-month-old Aiden James Leach was airlifted on Feb. 1 to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in critical condition.
Nellis staff sergeant to make court appearance on child abuse charge
Friday, February 14, 2014
A noncommissioned officer stationed at Nellis Air Force Base awaits a date next week in North Las Vegas Township Justice Court on child abuse charges involving his 3-month-old son. According to an arrest report, Staff Sgt. Andrew Leach, 31, is accused of causing severe head trauma and other injuries to his son, Aiden.

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