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.
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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.
Congress is moving with what one senator called “lightning speed” to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care. The Senate was poised to vote by Thursday to let veterans go to local doctors and have the VA foot the bill.
Five American troops were killed in an apparent coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, in one of the worst friendly fire incidents involving United States and coalition troops since the start of the nearly 14-year war.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev, charged mismanagement Monday at the veterans medical center in North Las Vegas after it was flagged for further investigation following a nationwide audit of patient wait times
A couple of Army Ranger veterans, Jerry Hocking and John B. Alexander, are seeking help to form a Las Vegas area base, or chapter, for the national nonprofit U.S. Army Ranger Association.
Career Navy veteran Ron Deanne of Henderson will do what Army Pvt. Ed Jennings couldn’t do in 1984 and pay his respects to those who participated in the Normandy invasion 70 years ago.
Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions. Here’s a look at what’s known — and unknown — about saving Sgt. Bergdahl.
Seventy years after the D-Day invasion of Normandy to liberate France from the grip of Germany’s Nazi regime, Las Vegas barber Gaetano “Guy” R. Benza, part of the Allied Expeditionary Force, returned there today to reflect on his life-changing experience.
Nellis Air Force Base commander Col. Barry Cornish is leaving his post as the so-called “mayor of Nellis” for a new assignment at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, a Nellis spokesman said Thursday.
A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, hitting at least one house and setting at least two on fire, but no one was injured, authorities said.
U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford says the North Las Vegas Veterans Administration hospital will go from three benefits claim processors to 23 to help cut backlogs.
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada will depart Thursday for France where he and eight other senators will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, his office confirmed.
A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and pornographic images in the workplace — including photos of naked women in the cockpits of the precision flying team’s planes, the Navy said Tuesday.
NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 — I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.
On the second day of landings at Normandy, Army Pfc. Benjamin Goo remembers the bullets flying and the sight of soldiers’ bodies as his unit penetrated the shoreline on Omaha Beach to join the invasion of Nazi-occupied France.
As Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recovers from five years as a Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan and amid questions about whether he was a deserter, some who know him say his personality is too multi-faceted to be summed up so neatly in black and white.
The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military curbed any high-risk rescue plans.
With the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-led “D-Day” invasion of Normandy, France approaching, the French government awarded two local World War II veterans with Legion of Honor medals Friday in appreciation of their gallant actions that helped free France from the grip of Nazi Germany’s occupation.
In the wake of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s Friday resignation, Southern Nevada veterans advocates offered a sigh of relief but believe the real problem stems from a cumbersome bureaucracy.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency’s health care system that Obama called “totally unacceptable.”
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada promised Thursday that the Senate will get to work immediately on “appropriate legislation” to fix problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but was silent on whether beleaguered agency chief Eric Shinseki should be part of the solution.