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NELLIS NOTAM – June 22, 2012

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Former U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. (ret) Peter T. Kempf passed away June 15 after a prolonged battle with cancer. A career pilot with 33 years of service, he was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and was the architect of the U.S. invasion of…

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New VA form available for ordering Veterans’ grave marker medallion

Posted June 22, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has streamlined the process for families of deceased Veterans to receive a medallion which can be affixed to grave markers at...

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VA continues long-term study on Gulf War era Veterans

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON – For the third time since the 1990-1991 Gulf War, Department of Veterans Affairs’ researchers will contact Gulf War-era Veterans as a part of a long-term study of their health. “Our message to our Gulf War Veterans is clear: We are not forgetting you, we are listening to you, and we...

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Processing of retroactive Agent Orange claims nearly complete

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that nearly 230,000 claims have already been processed for the three newest Agent-Orange related conditions through June 2012, including over 150,000 claims required to be adjudicated under the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans…

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VA holds aggressive national recruitment to hire mental health professionals

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the...

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Aggressors reunite for 40th anniversary, glimpse of future

Posted June 8, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Adversary Tactics group hosted the 40th anniversary reunion of current and former Aggressor unit members June 1-2, 2012. The event, attended by about 300...

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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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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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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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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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