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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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Palazzo hosts Wounded Warriors

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

On May 16, 2012, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a “Salute Our Troops” welcome ceremony at the Palazzo. Wounded Warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, were special guests of the Palazzo for an all-expense-paid, four-day vacation in Las Vegas.

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First Lady announces certification plan for veteran jobs

Posted May 3, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new Information Technology Training and Certification Partnership April 29 to put thousands of service members to work with industry-recognized IT certifications in hand before they leave the military. Obama, who made the announcement at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing at the White House,…

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Nellis, Creech, NTTR, Retiree Appreciation Day on the horizon

Posted July 13, 2012 by Compiled by Master Sgt. Jeramie Brown

Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range, have announced the date for their annual Retiree Appreciation...

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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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