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.
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Members of the Las Vegas 7-11 Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War gathered with friends, family and Nellis Air Force Base airmen for a wreath-placing ceremony Friday, Sept 19, 2014, at Freedom Park to remember prisoners of war and those missing in action.
At age 96, Alan Dunbar admits that his World War II experience as a wounded American soldier in German prison camps made him “as sentimental as the next guy.”
An aircraft that experienced “an in-flight emergency” landed safely Thursday at Creech Air Force Base at Indian Springs, 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas, base spokeswoman Capt. Stephani Schafer said in an email.
A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military’s Pacific headquarters was sentenced to prison on Wednesday for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his home.
Congressman Joe Heck of Nevada acquired a new title on Wednesday — brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve.
President Barack Obama, trying to reassure war-weary Americans, vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq but his spokesman said some military advisers could end up in front-line positions against Islamic State.
The chief inspector for the Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday he has no timeline to complete investigations of scheduling practices at the North Las Vegas VA hospital and dozens of others nationwide.
A Creech Air Force Base technical sergeant who scratched the words “so help me God” from his oath paperwork will be allowed to re-enlist, according to a legal opinion issued Wednesday by the Secretary of Defense General Counsel.
The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission.
The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola crisis that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations.
About 30 Nevada National Guard soldiers in the 72nd Military Police Company participated in a deployment ceremony Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Orleans.
Thirty members of the 72nd Military Police Company are beginning a nine-month journey that will take them to a New Jersey military base for training before tackling a crucial mission in Afghanistan.
Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Friday and only one pilot was immediately rescued, military officials said. A night search for the missing pilot was underway.
Although the drawndown of troops in Afghanistan is bringing most American military personnel home with the expected end to U.S.-led combat operations in December, more citizen-soldiers from Nevada are being tasked with overseas deployments.
Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev, on Thursday made a personal pitch to the new secretary of Veterans Affairs to move the VA’s regional office in Reno to Las Vegas.
A Creech Air Force Base tech sergeant who refuses to say “so help me God” in his re-enlistment oath is sending ripples through the Pentagon’s legal circles.
To raise money for care packages for troops overseas and to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the nonprofit Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation launched a stationary bike riding event Wednesday.
It was an unusual venue for a fight over gay marriage, but a congressional committee on veterans affairs on Wednesday revived debate over federal benefits for spouses in same sex couples.
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said at a hearing Tuesday he found it hard to believe that delays in care did not cause patient deaths at a veterans hospital in Phoenix.
Red Rock Harley-Davidson will host a pancake breakfast Saturday to raise money for Honor Flight Southern Nevada, a nonprofit organization that plans to fly 33 World War II veterans to see memorials in the Washington, D.C., area in early October.
They went to some places in the world where American soldiers are seldom seen, where Kirundi and Swahili are spoken more than English, where the way of life is much different than the UNLV campus where they walk around in camouflaged uniforms that student ROTC cadets wear to become Army officers.
The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.