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Nellis to hold Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted September 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This year’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day, hosted by Nellis AFB, is Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thunderbird Hangar. The scheduled events include an information fair, entertainment throughout the day and door prize drawings. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations will have more than 65…

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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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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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Remembering Brig. Gen. William T. Meredith, father of REDHORSE

Posted March 8, 2013 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Official biography photo Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the age of 93 following a brief illness. Brig. Gen. Meredith was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Halifax, Va. He attended William and Mary College…

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VA uses technology to provide rural Veterans greater access to specialty care services

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has implemented a new initiative, Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO), to increase access to specialty care services for Veterans in rural and medically under-served areas through the use of videoconferencing equipment. “We are committed to providing increased access to high-quality health care to Veterans…

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Las Vegas WASPs of World War II

Posted March 24, 2012 by Jerry White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. “” The Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, was an organization that existed from 1942 through 1944, composed of women trained as pilots. The WASPs began with 28 women, hired for their extensive civilian flight experience. Later applicants went through the same pilot training course as men, except for acrobatics…

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Nellis Volunteer named Nevada Veteran of the Month

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Leonard Becker, a volunteer at the 99th Medical Support Squadron satellite pharmacy was named Nevada’s August Veteran of the Month.....

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam
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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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First Lady announces certification plan for veteran jobs

Posted May 3, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new Information Technology Training and Certification Partnership April 29 to put thousands of service members to work with industry-recognized IT certifications in hand before they leave the military. Obama, who made the announcement at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing at the White House,…

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Nellis, Creech, NTTR, Retiree Appreciation Day on the horizon

Posted July 13, 2012 by Compiled by Master Sgt. Jeramie Brown

Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range, have announced the date for their annual Retiree Appreciation...

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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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