The U.S. Senate is wasting little time in advancing President Barack Obama’s pick to head the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.
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U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada added his voice Wednesday to a growing chorus for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, saying an investigation confirming patient appointments were manipulated at the troubled agency’s hospital in Phoenix was the final straw.
Today, as veterans and families across the nation pause for Memorial Day, Gene Ramos of Las Vegas will be thinking about the comrades he lost in the Korean war and another friend who endured POW hardships with him.
To remember her husband on Memorial Day — and dozens of other relatives and friends who have served in this nation’s wars — all Phyllis Hebert has to do is look at a memorial wall she created in her Las Vegas home.
As scandals swirl around the Department of Veterans Affairs and investigators look for evidence of cover-ups and cooking the books at 26 VA medical facilities nationwide, morale has slumped in one office at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center. Quarrels involving a North Las Vegas VA Medical Center staff member and volunteers with the Voluntary Services chief have erupted into profanity-laced exchanges, physical threats and allegations of fudging donation reports.
Over twenty thousand flags were placed this morning by the Disabled American Veterans National Order of Trenchrats; various units of the American Legion; Veterans of Foriegn Wars; Special Forces Association; Boy and girl scouts; cub scouts and US Marine Devil Pups.
Retired Army Sgt. Charles Copeland was surprised when Rep. Joe Heck presented him a Memorial Day award Saturday, and then again when he was presented with a new Chevrolet Silverado, but he didn’t tear up until Findlay Chevrolet gave his 3-year-old daughter a car of her own — a motorized toy Corvette.
More veterans are being allowed to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment following allegations of falsified records and delays in treatment.
In the 2008 movie “Iron Man,” the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength.
The North Las Vegas VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas is one of the few places in the Department of Veterans Affairs where feet, ankles, legs, hands, wrists and arms are made from scratch and fitted to perfection.
Nevadans who died while serving in the armed forces will be honored at a variety of events in Southern Nevada over the weekend.
The Southern Nevada branch of the Department of Veterans Affairs says it does not believe it is a target of misconduct investigations taking place across the country, and lawmakers from Nevada say they have not been told otherwise.
Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans’ health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals are “dishonorable” and will be not be tolerated by his administration.
The city of Las Vegas will host a job fair targeting veterans on Thursday and more than 45 employers are expected.
A new bill that would place more national cemeteries in western states, and specifically one in Southern Nevada introduced in Congress this week would bump Las Vegas to the head of the line for a national veterans cemetery.
Robert Petzel, the top official for veterans health care, resigned Friday amid a firestorm over reported delays in care and falsified records at veterans hospitals. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki accepted the resignation, but critics immediately called it an empty move.
If you’re currently bunkered down in preparation for the forthcoming zombie apocalypse, have no fear: The U.S. military has a plan to help defend you from the walking dead.
Top leaders of the Department of Veterans Affairs are failing to hold agency officials in Nevada accountable for flaws and shortcomings in providing service to local veterans, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., charged Thursday.
Artist Michael Barrett will place 6,799 pennies in the center of Rotunda Gallery at the Clark County Government Center during a 320-hour performance to honor the 6,799 men and women who died in Operation Enduring Freedom.
After years of planning and financial uncertainty, the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial is starting to take shape, one brick at a time.
Station Casinos is offering special discounts and and slot tournaments on Mondays for veterans and military personnel to raise money for a Fisher House for wounded warriors and their families planned for a location near the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to scour patient appointments at medical facilities including the center in North Las Vegas following allegations that waiting lists were manipulated at VA hospitals and clinics in Arizona, Texas and Colorado.
“Motherhood is not for sissies. It’s the biggest joy and the biggest worry you can ever imagine,” said Henderson mother Kathleen Keutmann.