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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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Down but not out: wounded warriors visit Creech

Posted February 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Nadine

Wounded warriors from across the country toured Creech Air Force Base as part of the Swett Warrior event Jan. 28. Creech Airmen welcomed almost 100 wounded warriors from past conflicts, including one Medal of Honor recipient.

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VA issues new report on suicide data

Posted February 8, 2013 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide. In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today’s report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services…

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VA Releases New PSA targeting women Veterans

Posted November 30, 2012 by

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of…

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VA Purchases land for two new national cemeteries in Florida

Posted November 30, 2012 by Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida.

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VA fills first phase of Veterans Retraining Program to enhance job skills

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal year 2012 under the successful Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for a total of 54,000 slots available in FY 2013. “At VA, we know first-hand that Veterans make exceptional employees, which…

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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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VA medical center opens, keeps strong ties to Mike O’Callaghan

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Las Vegas’s newest Veterans Affairs Medical Center will continue a long history of teamwork and cooperation with the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center.....

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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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Interagency agreement offers convenience to Veterans’ prescription refills

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – Nearly 250,000 patients served by the Indian Health Service have utilized a prescription service available through an interagency agreement between IHS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “Federal partners such as IHS are invaluable in VA’s commitment to collaborating and expanding award-winning services that enhance patient care,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs…

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