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Missing in Nevada: Guard honors unclaimed remains of veterans

Posted November 2, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Garrett Wake

Funerals honor the deceased and bring solace to the living. For military veterans, funerals can include military honors, upon family request. But what if a person’s remains are left unclaimed or there is no family?

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Annual VA report shows VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has improved

Posted October 5, 2018 by

Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities. The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System was one of 37 Department of Veterans Affairs health care…

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POW/MIA day commemorated at Nellis

Posted October 3, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

National POW/MIA Day is observed on the third Friday of every September to remember service members who were captured during battle or who are still unaccounted for to this day.

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VA Secretary Robert Wilkie visits VASNHS

Posted September 28, 2018 by John Archiquette

Veterans Affairs photographs U.S. Navy Veteran Dan Kaminski speaks with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert L. Wilkie about the care and services provided to paralyzed Veterans by the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System during the secretary’s visit to the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center Sept. 20, 2018. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Robert…

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Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel…

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Forever GI Bill expands VA educational benefits

Posted August 10, 2018 by

Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the Forever GI Bill. These provisions, in addition to the 13 implemented since the law was signed less than a year ago, will have an immediate and positive…

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VA Innovation — VEText helps improve appointment notifications

Posted July 13, 2018 by

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is proud to announce an exciting new initiative for VA Appointments. VEText is an automated, interactive text message system to remind veterans of upcoming VA appointments. Veterans can respond to confirm or cancel an appointment. For one reason or another, veterans miss more than 9 million health care appointments each…

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D-Day veteran seeks VA help

Posted June 29, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph Ono Zicari, 5th Amphibious Brigade, a U.S. Army survivor of D-Day, 1944 in Normandy, France, with his photos. June 6, 2018 marked the 74th anniversary of D-Day — the largest amphibious invasion in history. Supported by aerial and naval bombardment as well as an airborne assault, more than 24,000 American, British and Canadian…

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Hunter laid to rest after 50 years MIA

Posted April 11, 2018 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Seymour

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Col. Richard Dickins, 4th Operations Group commander, salutes Col. Edgar Davis as the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Honor Guard transfers his remains April 6, 2018, Goldsboro, N.C. The funeral ceremony was held 50 years after Davis was shot down during a photo-reconnaissance mission over Laos. U.S….

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Vet, 92, receives WWII recognition 70 years after the fact

Posted April 2, 2018 by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka

Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka William Grant Jr., 92, of Las Vegas, right, receives applause from Brig. Gen. William Burks, the Nevada Guard adjutant general, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki after Grant Jr. received his Bronze Star Medal recently in North Las Vegas. Grant Jr. earned the medal in World…

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