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Vietnam’s Loss is America’s Gain

Posted March 24, 2012 by Ron LaBar

I met Dr. Anthony Nguyen, an oncologist at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Nevada, on a routine referral from my urologist. I guessed correctly that Dr. Nguyen was of Vietnamese descent.  I told him I had served in Vietnam in the early seventies, and from there we struck up a lively conversation.  His story of…

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Las Vegas USO hosts thousands of military

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Ron LaBar

Recently, I spoke to Doug Bradford, Center Director for the United Services Organization (USO) when we attended the Defending Freedom Memorial at Red Rock Canyon.  Bradford is the Center Director of the United Service Organization Las Vegas Center at McCarran International Airport – acclaimed to be among the finest facilities of its kind and is…

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Palazzo hosts Wounded Warriors

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

On May 16, 2012, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a “Salute Our Troops” welcome ceremony at the Palazzo. Wounded Warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, were special guests of the Palazzo for an all-expense-paid, four-day vacation in Las Vegas.

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New VA Hospital to Open Soon

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

The new Veterans Administration Hospital (officially the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System) is nearing completion at its new location, 6900 North Pecos Road, North Las Vegas. The old VA hospital, located at Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King was shut down in July 2003.  The entire program was relocated to sixteen “sites of care” throughout…

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7th Annual Defending Freedom Dedication

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

On May 5, 2012, the 7th Annual Defending Freedom Red Rock Memorial Dedication was held at the Visitors Center of the Red Rock National Conservation Area. There are now 84 names on the Memorial. On May 5, 2012, the 7th Annual Defending Freedom Red Rock Memorial...

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Satellite Pharmacy is Tops!

Posted May 4, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

I was talking to Barry Anderson of the Bullseye news staff last week when the subject of health and medications came up (as it invariably does sooner or later whenever us senior citizens get together).  Barry asked if I used the Satellite Pharmacy on Nellis for my prescriptions.  No, I replied, and admitted I had…

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U.S Vets Stand-Down — the results

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

Last week, USVETS hosted a post-event meeting to review the outcomes of the 9th Annual Veterans Stand Down that was held March 21-22, 2012 at the East Las Vegas Senior Community Center. It was my first visit to the USVETS facilities located at 525 E. Bonanza.

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Seventh Annual Freedom Memorial ceremony scheduled

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

RED ROCK, LAS VEGAS, Nev. — On Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m., the 7th Annual Freedom Memorial ceremony will be held at the visitor’s center of the Red Rock Canyon scenic loop, honoring Nevada military members killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. The memorial was built in 2005…

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Guardian Angels support the troops and care for their animals

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

If you are a pet owner and/or are preparing for a deployment, you really ought to read this. My wife, an avid animal lover, ran across something on the Internet, which piqued her curiosity.

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Flag Day is June 14… so celebrate

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ever wonder about the origins of Flag Day and why we observe it on June 14? Flag Day’s roots go back to 1885 when a school-teacher from Wisconsin named “BJ” Cigrand arranged for the students of Fredonia, Wisconsin to celebrate June 14 as “Flag Birthday.”  Why June 14?  Well, because it…

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