Veterans

VASNHS strengthens veteran suicide prevention

Posted February 15, 2019 by John Archiquette

VA photograph VASNHS suicide prevention case managers speak with UNLV veterans at a student orientation event. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ top clinical priority is reducing the suicide rate among veterans. However, achieving this goal is difficult as 14 of the estimated 20 veterans who are lost to suicide each day have either never connected…

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Missing 57th FG pilot from WW II found

Posted January 21, 2019 by Daniel Weaton

Courtesy photograph The remains of 2nd Lt. James R. Lord, former P-47 Thunderbolt pilot, have been found and identified. Lord was assigned to the 66th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group, when his plane crashed while engaging enemy gun encampments Aug. 10, 1944. The remains of former P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft pilot, then assigned to the 66th…

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VA partners with DOD to bring hearing to veterans

Posted December 14, 2018 by John Archiquette

VA Southern Nevada is now partnering with the Department of Defense to provide comprehensive cochlear implant services for veterans. Through this partnership, patients who qualify for the device receive their pre-procedural consultations, post-operative follow-up care, and programming with an Audiologist at the VA Medical Center, while the operation is performed by an Ear Nose and…

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Nellis welcomes Ed Hall on Pearl Harbor Day

Posted December 14, 2018 by Airman Bailee Darbasie

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Ed Hall, Pearl Harbor survivor, salutes Airmen assigned to the 547th Intelligence Squadron Dec. 7, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Hall spent National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day touring Nellis and visiting Airmen. Ed Hall, Pearl Harbor survivor, celebrated National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day…

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Veteran homelessness declines in Clark County

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Fewer than 600 veterans were homeless on a given night in January 2018 in Clark County, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The HUD report is fresh evidence that the work underway by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its federal and community partners to prevent…

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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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