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9th Annual Veteran Stand Down a success

Posted March 31, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

A couple of weeks ago, I sat in on a planning meeting for the Ninth Annual “Veterans Stand Down” hosted by U.S.VETS,  March 21-22  at the East Las Vegas Senior Community Center.  I dropped by the Stand Down to see how it was going. Much credit goes to the 15 sponsors who donated more than…

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VA selects contractor for Colorado community-based outpatient clinic

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected the contractor to build an expanded community-based outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. “This new facility will ensure that Colorado’s Veterans continue to have the world-class medical care that they’ve earned through their service to our Nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. One…

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Running to Remember

Posted June 1, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Laura Balch

“There’s never a day I don’t remember the guys, the crash. Never a day I don’t hurt. I wake up thinking about it. I go to bed thinking about it. There’s nothing you can do except put your head down and keep...

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VA warns of marketing scam

Posted December 13, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently posted an alert on its Facebook page warning of a marketing scam targeting veterans. A marketing company has purchased telephone numbers that differ by one digit from the VA’s national call center and the GI Bill call center. Callers who misdial and reach the fraudulent numbers will…

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U.S. Air Force Weapons School veteran visits Nellis

Posted July 20, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Retired Col. Ronald E. Catton, a graduate and former instructor from the weapons school, visited U.S. Air Force Weapons School Airmen July 13 to share his knowledge and experiences.

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‘Citizen Soldier’ goes to war

Posted March 31, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

I first met Dan Still in one of my former lives as Deputy Director of Building and Safety for the City of Las Vegas.  Dan was a Deputy City Attorney, our “go to” guy in legal matters (disputes with contractors, etc.)  In addition to his City legal duties, Dan was a lieutenant in the Army…

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New Director of Center for minority Veterans named

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Barbara Ward to the Senior Executive Service and assigned her as the Director of the VA’s Center for Minority Veterans. “Barbara Ward is an outstanding fit in her new job and will provide a fresh perspective on women and minority issues,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K….

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Reserve members participate in WASP reunion

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Maj. Jessica Martin

SWEETWATER, Texas — Personnel from the 926th Group witnessed a piece of history during the Women Airforce Service Pilot reunion here May 26-27. The Reservists from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada...

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted February 14, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are…

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VA exceeds 2012 goal to improve online access to benefits information

Posted August 3, 2012 by anradmin

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that 1.67 million Veterans and Servicemembers have registered for the secure, joint VA-Department of Defense, self-service web portal...

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