Las Vegas Valley veterans who have had uphill battles while seeking health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs expressed skepticism mixed with glimmers of hope for the $16.3 billion VA Reform Act that Congress passed this week.
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When 135 medical students gathered Wednesday for entry into the Class of 2018 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at Touro University Nevada, former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley anticipated passage of a bill that will some day let many of them train at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans’ health care.
The Southern Nevada veterans medical center that opened two years ago at a cost of $1 billion is failing to fulfill its promise because of VA scandal, and because it was not properly outfitted, Sen. Harry Reid, said Tuesday.
The U.S. Senate is wasting little time in advancing President Barack Obama’s pick to head the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.
President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that “systematic failures” must be addressed.
The 2014 Patriot Tour made a stop in Las Vegas on Monday.
As Congress continues to focus its spotlight on health care delays and questionable medical practices at Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation, the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas finds itself caught in a rising tide of veterans moving to the area coupled with a shortage of doctors to care for them.
Security officials say at least 15 Egyptian troops have been killed in an attack by gunmen in the country’s western desert. The gunmen also reportedly used rocket-propelled grenades in the attack.
F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets that had been grounded at Nellis Air Force Base resumed flying Friday.
The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identify condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her.
Thousands of Israeli soldiers invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a military spokesman said, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas’ weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory’s border with Israel.
Fighter jets and bombers filled the air with thunder from their powerful engines Wednesday at the north end of the Las Vegas Valley as Red Flag training exercises took to the skies. Red Flag ends July 25.
Despite promises of reform, veterans in Nevada continue to suffer the longest waits in the nation to have disability claims completed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller on Wednesday told a top VA official trying to turn around the troubled agency.
The Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet, keeping alive the possibility that it could make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week.
In 35 years since he was an Army private until when he retires July 30 as a full-bird colonel and Nevada’s highest ranking black Army National Guard officer, Col. James Walker Jr. can attest to changes in the military and its minority landscape. But when it comes to being a soldier, the virtue of being colorblind to someone’s skin has endured unchanged.
Southern Nevada residents can expect to hear the thunder of military fighter jets and bombers as about 100 aircraft head north from Nellis Air Force Base to the skies over the Nevada Test and Training Range to participate in Red Flag training exercises beginning Monday.
Wounded warrior Jesse Daunis, 41, held his 3-year-old daughter, Aaliyah, after receiving the keys to a North Las Vegas home from Wells Fargo and Operation Homefront representatives on Tuesday.
A journey that began 70 years ago when an Army private from Boston fought across France and Germany in World War II came full circle when a veteran from Henderson returned from a trip to deliver sand from Normandy’s Utah Beach to the soldier’s widow.
Navy veteran Ron Deanne of Henderson in June retraced steps that Army Pvt. Ed Jennings took 70 years ago on battlefields and cities where the 5th Infantry Division fought in France and Germany during World War II, including Frankfurt, Germany.
Ten Las Vegas-area veterans were honored Saturday for their service to the nation with gifts of furniture and a luncheon from Walker Furniture and American Legion Paradise Post 149.
Navy veteran Ron Deanne of Henderson in June retraced steps that Army Pvt. Ed Jennings took 70 years ago in Reims, France, near where the 5th Infantry Division fought during World War II.
An Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital is undergoing a policy review after a veteran collapsed in a cafeteria just 500 yards from the emergency room and died after waiting for an ambulance.
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