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Vietnam’s Loss is America’s Gain

Posted March 24, 2012 by Ron LaBar

I met Dr. Anthony Nguyen, an oncologist at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Nevada, on a routine referral from my urologist. I guessed correctly that Dr. Nguyen was of Vietnamese descent.  I told him I had served in Vietnam in the early seventies, and from there we struck up a lively conversation.  His story of…

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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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Joint VA/DOL Program launches to retrain 99,000 unemployed Veterans

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON –Unemployed Veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 can now apply for new benefits to cover education costs for up to one year through a joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor program that focuses on retraining 99,000 Veterans for high-demand jobs. “This important tool will help those who served our…

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Until they all come home: POWs remember their captivity

Posted September 27, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The Warsaw Uprising. The Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The Chinese Spring Offensive. These were some of the battles that veterans who attended the National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day here fought and lived to pass on their story.

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VA deploys new processing model for compensation claims

Posted July 20, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it is deploying a new model for processing compensation benefits claims at 16 VA regional offices.

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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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