Veterans

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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NAFB celebrates Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted October 7, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Veterans stand and salute during the opening ceremony of Retiree Appreciation Day at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. The celebration honored the men and women who retired from the U.S. military. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations had tables set up to distribute information….

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Veterans’ Resources

Posted November 22, 2017 by

U.S. Senate Catherine Cortez Masto https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/ 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016 Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-388-5020 204 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-3542 Dean Heller https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/ 8930 West Sunset Road, Suite 230 Las Vegas, NV 89148 702-388-6605 324 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-6244 U.S. House of Representatives Dina…

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Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tammy Cournoyer

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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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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Veterans’ Resources

Posted September 29, 2017 by

U.S. Senate Catherine Cortez Masto https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/ 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016 Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-388-5020 204 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-3542 Dean Heller https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/ 8930 West Sunset Road, Suite 230 Las Vegas, NV 89148 702-388-6605 324 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-6244 U.S. House of Representatives Dina…

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Biking brings hope to wounded, recovering veterans

Posted February 10, 2016 by SrA. Christian Clausen

Air Force members from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., volunteered as part of the Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) program and brought more than 20 wounded and recovering veterans together for the Vegas Challenge Feb. 1-3 in Blue Diamond, Nev.

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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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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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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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