For the most part, health care provided by Veterans Affairs facilities in Southern Nevada meets or exceeds expectations of veterans who receive it, and has saved lives in some cases. But getting access to it in a timely fashion needs improvement, as does the system for processing disability claims and communicating with branches of the military about veterans’ medical records.
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Santa Claus and helpers from Operation Homefront doled out 500 holiday gift bags for military families who flocked to VFW Post 10047 across from Nellis Air Force Base.
Las Vegas Valley VA officials will hold the second in a series of town hall meetings Thursday to air veterans’ concerns with health care and services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
World War II veteran Davis “Dave” B. Leonard, who received a French Legion of Honor medal this year for gallantry during the U.S.-led Normandy invasion and for his role in liberating France from Nazi Germany, died Friday. He was 91.
President Barack Obama used a holiday season visit to a U.S. military base on Monday to issue a tough warning to Islamic State militants, saying a U.S.-led coalition will permit no safe haven to the group and will destroy it eventually.
Veterans have come forward with complaints about tactics employed by the Veterans Benefits Administration, which demands that veterans prove their injuries were service-related but can deny claims without proving anything.
An effort by ROTC cadets at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to help a needy family for Christmas has turned into course work that will make them better soldiers in the field.
A propeller from a Cold War-era transport plane was moved Tuesday to a memorial that’s being constructed at Mount Charleston. The memorial will honor the 14 people who died when the C-54 crashed on its way to Area 51.
Four of the last Pearl Harbor survivors from Southern Nevada recalled that horrific morning 73 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, when swarms of Japanese warplanes attacked the Hawaiian territory island, Oahu.
Vietnam War veteran Steve Lowery of Las Vegas has the scars, the medals and his Marine Corps medical records to prove he was wounded when his 12-man reconnaissance team was attacked on March 5, 1969. Then he ran into the Reno VA benefits office, which refused his benefits claim.
Sen. Dean Heller has urged the the Department of Veterans Affairs to name a permanent director for the regional office in Reno that has had only an interim head since mid-summer.
After about 30 years of using the Beretta as the primary sidearm pistol for the U.S. military, the Pentagon is seeking a new gun contract.
A bill introduced Wednesday in Congress would grant extra benefits to veterans pursuing degrees in science or tech occupations.
The VA’s Southern Nevada Healthcare System passed an unannounced review of its scheduling practices for timely care with flying colors, VA officials said Tuesday.
A growing number of Nevada veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are choosing medical marijuana to help them heal.
A couple of West Point cadets at home in Las Vegas say their vision for giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day is focused on being with their families and getting a chance to spread the word to high school students about opportunities at the prestigious military academy.
Grateful for his service, the Bank of America gave disabled Army veteran Anthony Shepler a $250 gift card Monday to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family in their renovated Las Vegas home.
A bill being rewritten in Congress would reopen federal compensation for Filipinos who fought alongside U.S. soldiers on the Pacific front during World War II.
More than 70 years after Frederick Giesz landed on France’s Normandy coast to help liberate the Nazi-occupied country, the French government will show its appreciation for his gallant actions as a U.S. Army soldier with a special medal.
The UNLV wind orchestra will hold a benefit concert Thursday night to recognize Las Vegas World War II veteran Frederick Giesz, who will receive the Legion of Honor medal from a representative of the French Consulate General.
There was a time when seeing your number come up in a lottery was something to dread.
Fourteen banners featuring active-duty military members are set to be displayed along Water Street and Green Valley Parkway through November 2015 as part of the city’s Military Banner Program. The individuals are Henderson residents or immediate family members of Henderson residents.
Former Marine Cpl. Daniel W. Smith of Las Vegas has vivid memories of death and destruction during the invasion of Saipan during World War II, but it took a long time for him to talk about the Silver Star he was awarded for bravery.
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