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.
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An increasing number of wounded war vets is pushing military medicine to find better ways to accommodate such a large population of young, severely disabled combat veterans who want to maintain an active lifestyle.
Navy veteran Ron Deanne of Henderson in June retraced steps that Army Pvt. Ed Jennings took 70 years ago around Ste. Mere Eglise, France, where the 5th Infantry Division fought during World War II.
An old wool cap and military uniforms on display in Las Vegas tell stories about men who fought in America’s wars, including soldier-sailor brothers and a soldier who was a member of the first American Legion post establshed in Paris.
Navy veteran Ron Deanne of Henderson in June retraced steps that Army Pvt. Ed Jennings took 70 years ago on Utah Beach, where Jennings fought during World War II.
Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is collaborating on a book about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Labor Department will award a $230,000 grant to the U.S. Vets site in Las Vegas for employment and training services for homeless veterans.
The Air Force Thursday grounded its fleet of F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin Corp., including those based at Nellis Air Force Base, as a safety precaution after a fire on one of the planes forced an aborted takeoff in Florida.
As a small group of Filipino-American patriots watched from Las Vegas, lawmakers said in Washington Tuesday that they were ‘astounded’ and angry that a program set up to benefit Filipino soldiers who fought alongside Americans in World War II denied payments to more than half the applicants.
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada and two of her colleagues on the House Veterans Affairs Committee proposed a bill this week to create 2,000 residency programs at VA facilities in Las Vegas and elsewhere to curb a shortage of doctors.
On her first official visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said Monday she will stress to her colleagues in Washington what she heard from local airmen: Don’t let automatic budget cuts under sequestration happen again.
The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al-Qaida and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war.
A top federal investigator said Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs is risking patients’ health by not fully addressing whistleblower complaints about the quality of care. The VA’s acting director responded by launching an agency review.
Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.
Nearly 80 percent of senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, a top official said Friday.
President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more “inclusive agenda” to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.
A “white shirt” on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier walks us through the final exterior checks on a VFA-87 F/A- 18C Hornet before a catapult launch.
With a fellow pilot’s life on the line, Nellis Air Force Base Capt. Greg “Fangs” Farrell knew exactly what to do as he flew his Fighting Falcon jet through the darkness over the Atlantic Ocean looking for him: Never give up.
After Lisa Freeman’s marine son Matthew died in Afghanistan, she sought a way to comfort the young ones who grieved. Her answer — turn military uniforms into cuddly bears of remembrance.
Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada and other Iraq veterans on Capitol Hill watch almost helplessly as Islamic militants push through the country that Americans fought to stabilize following the U.S. invasion in 2003.
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada is preparing a bill to cut red tape that hinders doctors at Nellis Air Force Base from treating veterans needing specialized care not available from the VA hospital in North Las Vegas.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world and his desire to change the status quo, in Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan.