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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.
Nevadans in Congress unite behind measure to restore full military pension increases
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The entire active Nevada delegation was on board as Congress voted this week to restore full cost-of-living adjustments to younger veterans whose pensions had been reduced under an earlier budget bill. “I have welcome news for Nevada’s veterans: The Senate has restored earned retirement pay and this bill is now heading to the president’s desk for his signature,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement after the vote.
Photo: Taylor Makakoa, Major Gen. Paul Vallely, U.S. Army
Photos: Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa are honored by military in surprise salute
Monday, February 10, 2014
Brigadier Gen. Charles Jones, U.S. Air Force, retired, and Major Gen. Paul Vallely, U.S. Army, retired, said the “Great Appreciation” plaque was to honor the couple for years of support and note that they have given to military charities, members and families.
Photo: In this April 25, 2013, file photo, Joint Chiefs C
Documents reveal chaotic military sex-abuse record
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Records reveal more than 1,000 reports of sex crimes involving U.S. military personnel based in Japan between 2005 and early 2013.Obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the records open a rare window into the world of military justice and show a pattern of random and inconsistent judgments.
Judge delays sentencing for Saudi airman convicted in rape of teen
Judge delays sentencing for Saudi airman convicted in rape of teen
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A Clark County judge today allowed a change in lawyers for the Saudi airman convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager on New Year’s Eve 2012 at a Las Vegas Strip casino.
Injured veteran awestruck as he's given keys to new Las Vegas home
Injured veteran awestruck as he's given keys to new Las Vegas home
Thursday, January 23, 2014
community:
Army Sgt. Christopher Bales stood in the living room of his new home as he stroked his beard, trying not to cry. “Is this stuff mine?” he asked the Pulte Homes contractors.
Airman charged with murder; police report says he took sleeping pill after fight that killed wife
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Nellis Air Force Base authorities found Theresa Rivera’s body in the garage of her home with a blanket covering her entire body and injuries to her face. A night earlier, Rivera and her husband, Tech Sgt. Rickey L. Massey Jr., had been involved in a fight at their on-base house in the 4400 block of Kevil Circle. It started when Massey snatched his wife’s phone to get her attention and escalated into a physical altercation. It ended with a fall in the kitchen and Massey realizing his wife was bleeding and not moving.
Reid, Boehner spar over security setbacks in Iraq
Thursday, January 9, 2014
As Congress debates sending military aid to Iraq to help that country’s government stave off a civil war, U.S. congressional leaders are laying out limits on how far that help can go. Helicopters, yes, they said. Troops, no.
Photo: Spc. Adam Christensen, Las Vegas, participates in
Onetime Las Vegas plumber now Army's Soldier of the Year
Thursday, December 19, 2013
People:
Three years ago, Adam Christensen was working as a plumber in Las Vegas when he decided to join the U.S. Army. He signed up out of a desire to be part of something larger and a dream to become a Special Forces member. Today, the UNLV graduate has risen to the rank of specialist and has been named the U.S. Army Soldier of the Year for winning the Army’s annual Best Warrior competition Nov. 19-22 at Fort Lee, Va.
Photo: Cadets walk to lunch on campus at the Air Force Ac
Air Force Academy leader seeks to end informant program
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Air Force inspector general has been ordered to investigate the case of former Air Force Academy cadet Eric Thomas, who was expelled in April for actions Thomas said were part of his work as a confidential informant for the academy.

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