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Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs began deciding claims for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 Jan. 1, 2020. The act...

Vietnam vets find peace through peer support

When Oliver LaRay first arrived in Saigon in 1967, he was only 17 years old. A firefighter in the U.S. Navy, he joined the reserves...

Veterans walk again with help of VA, Indego

Mark Christianson served more than 20 years as a U.S. Army Green Beret, retiring in 1991. After surgery to remove a tumor from his spinal...

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System earns ‘LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader’...

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has announced their “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The designation was awarded...

Amputee exercise, support group meets at VASNHS

When Joseph Curran coaches his fellow Veterans in the gym, his intensity can rival that of some football coaches. “C’mon, you’ve got this!” Curran barks...

Missing 57th FG pilot from WW II found

Courtesy photographThe remains of 2nd Lt. James R. Lord, former P-47 Thunderbolt pilot, have been found and identified. Lord was assigned to the...

Vet-to-vet mental health counseling available at vet centers

Veterans experiencing mental health challenges have many options for seeking care within the VA. They can connect with support through in-person appointments at local VA...

Annual VA report shows VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has improved

Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...

VASNHS strengthens veteran suicide prevention

VA photograph VASNHS suicide prevention case managers speak with UNLV veterans at a student orientation event. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ top clinical priority is...

Veteran works with VA to overcome sexual trauma

VA photograph Dr. Nicole Anders, clinical psychologist who oversees VASNHS’ MST program, listens to a Veteran during a counseling session. When K. H. walked into...