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Soldier goes on trial over prostitution ring
Monday, December 2, 2013
Female soldiers at Fort Hood testified Monday that they were recruited for a prostitution ring set up by a sergeant involved in the sexual assault and harassment program at the Central Texas post.
Family to car burglar: 'Please find it in your heart' to return stolen Air Force mementos
Family to car burglar: 'Please find it in your heart' to return stolen Air Force mementos
Friday, November 29, 2013
The thief who broke into Master Sgt. Bob Crowley’s car didn’t take anything of great value. But the burglar made off with a case containing two uniforms, a set of medals and a pair of dog tags — Crowley’s “career in a box.”
Photo: Chili samples will be available Saturday.
Las Vegas veterans groups plan chili contest as benefit for slain Sparks teacher's family
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Le Cordon Bleu Las Vegas Student Veterans club is partnering with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12119 in Las Vegas to stage the chili contest Saturday. All of the proceeds raised from the event will go to the family of Michael Landsberry.
Photo: Mervin Fried waves from a military vehicleduring t
Officials, locals honor Silver State veterans
Monday, November 11, 2013
Officials and locals gathered at veterans' halls, casinos and parade routes Monday to pay tribute to members of the armed services. Crowds gathered in downtown Las Vegas to watch men and women in crisp uniforms march under American flags along with military vehicles and corporate floats in a procession that advertises itself as the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi River.
Photo: World War II veteran Harvey Johnson, 90, talks abo
Las Vegas veteran, 90, reflects on his WWII service, race and field hospitals
Monday, November 11, 2013
Harvey Johnson, 90, served from 1942 to 1946 in a military hospital unit during World War II, stationed in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The Sun caught up with Johnson the day before Veterans Day to talk about his experiences in the war.
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Program helps disabled veteran attain goal of crime-fighting career
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Veterans:
Kevin LeDuc returned from four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan relatively unscathed, only to see his hopes of a career combating crime dashed by a car accident. On Friday, he graduated from a new federal program that trains wounded veterans in the investigation of crimes against children, and he is on his way back to Las Vegas to put his new skills to use.
Photo: Scott Janise, center, poses with members of the wo
Las Vegas native wins big at national parachuting competition
Sunday, October 6, 2013
For Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott Janise, the road to five gold parachuting medals started 15 years ago with his first jump in Jean.
Council formed to oppose closure of Nevada military bases
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval has issued an executive order creating a council to oppose possible closure of military bases in Nevada.
Photo: A motorcyclist approaches a ticket booth for the L
Shutdown presents mixed bag for federal facilities in, around Las Vegas
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Hundreds of visitors arriving Tuesday at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area west of Las Vegas encountered a closed gate.
Photo: Sam and Elaine Winstead photographed at home in La
Officers finally get to think about honeymoon, after nine-month joint deployment 50 miles apart in Afghanistan
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Every day for nine months, Lt. Elaine Winstead tracked her husband’s missions sweeping Afghanistan roads for improvised explosive devices. Every day she was consumed with worry. She knew where her husband was supposed to be and when he was supposed to get there. She also knew where the enemies, with their AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, typically attacked the convoys. Any hitch in her husband’s mission brought with it a flood of concerns.
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Military heroes walk the red carpet at movie premiere
Friday, September 20, 2013
USO Service Members of the Year Awards:
For one night, four military heroes were brought behind celebrity lines and received star treatment at the world premiere of the movie “Runner, Runner” at Planet Hollywood. Dressed in their finest suits, they walked the red carpet, confronted the gaggle of media and met movie stars Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck on Wednesday night. Only a few months prior many of them had been in Afghanistan disarming improvised explosive devices without protection and saving lives while facing enemy fire.
Dean Heller says no to US military strike on Syria
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Plans for the Senate to vote to authorize limited military strikes in Syria are on hold. But should the resolution come up, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller won’t be supporting it.
Reid delays Senate vote on military action against Syria
Monday, September 9, 2013
Sen. Harry Reid announced Monday night that he will delay plans to have the Senate vote to authorize limited strikes against Syria, to give President Barack Obama more time to update Congress on a rapidly changing situation.
Photo: Eloisa Hopper, a civil engineer who has been worki
Nellis, Creech civilian employees work, wait, wonder about next federal budget
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Eloisa Hopper has been around long enough to know military budgets go in cycles. Hopper has worked as a civilian in the military for the past 32 years. The current budget cycle is at the lowest point Hopper has ever seen at Nellis Air Force Base.
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North Las Vegas embraces Nellis' new emphasis on partnerships
Thursday, August 29, 2013
NLV mayor: 'Nellis is in North Las Vegas from now on, as far as I’m concerned'
Two mayors, their areas of influence not more than 2 miles apart, are contemplating new economic realities. Both are attempting to look at their operations in a new way, examining the costs and benefits of each service offered, and both are on a mission to enter into mutually beneficial agreements.

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