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Henderson, NAFB commander honor local veterans

Posted November 18, 2016 by Lawrence Crespo

The City of Henderson, Nevada, held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the amphitheater adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Wall at City Hall on Nov. 5.

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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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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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VA hosting info fair, quarterly town hall Oct. 25

Posted October 20, 2017 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System and VA Reno Regional Benefits Office will co-host a VA Information Fair and quarterly Veterans town hall meeting Oct. 25. The Information Fair runs 5-7 p.m., and the Town Hall runs 6-7 p.m. The event will be at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center, North Las Vegas….

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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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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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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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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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