"Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won. The skies no longer rain death. ... The entire world is quietly at peace." Those were the words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, 70 years ago on Sept. 2, 1945. That day has special meaning for Barbara Ackerson, of North Las Vegas.
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Janna Hoehn only needs eight more photos of Nevada’s fallen Vietnam War servicemen to add the Silver State to her list of states completed for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund project “Faces Never Forgotten.”
A plan by the Department of Veterans Affairs to redirect $35 million from a Filipino veterans fund to help bail out a troubled hospital project outside Denver was rejected by Congress on Thursday.
Men and women on active duty in the U.S. military who are stationed in Nevada will no longer have to pay extra fees to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Like hummingbirds sipping nectar from a feeder, two of the nation’s newest stealth jets — Air Force F-35 joint strike fighters — strutted their stuff for a refueling exercise Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has ordered 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq to rebuild Iraqi forces in preparation for a battle to retake territory lost to Islamic State.
One Nevada veteran commits suicide about every three days. The suicide rate for veterans in the Silver State has remained significantly high since the release of a 2012 report that was a “call to action” to address “an epidemic” evident in the staggering figures, according to a recent state followup on the issue.
Proud patriot. Distinguished Flying Cross recipient. Workaholic. Loving husband and father. Those are some of the words that Paul Dudley used to describe his dad, retired Air Force Col. Paul F. Dudley, who died Friday at his Las Vegas home at age 90.
The U.S. Senate approved a Nevada senator’s amendment on Tuesday to prod the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs to harmonize electronic health records compiled on service members.
Every second counts when it comes to saving lives. That’s why a special group of airmen known as Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, or JTACs for short, practice hour-after-hour calling in airstrikes in a near real-world environment.
When Tom Cameron went looking for photographs of his dad in D-Day, he came across one that soldiers seldom talked about that was taken before the allied invasion 71 years ago Saturday.
The water system at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City has been cleansed after tests revealed the presence of legionella, the bacterium that causes the pneumonia-like symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.
A Creech Air Force Base drone sensor operator has been released from confinement and all charges he faced in a court-martial set for June 16 have been dismissed, his civilian attorney said Friday.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and two other White House cabinet members made a pitch Tuesday in Las Vegas to end homelessness among veterans, a long-sought goal of the Obama administration.
The Air Force’s newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, is making its debut as the star of an ongoing air combat training exercise over the Army Combat Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.
Willis Avery, one of the last of a few remaining local Pearl Harbor veterans, was remembered at a funeral service 10:40 a.m. Friday at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.
The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, will be closed to visitors until at least June 4 after a dock to the memorial that sits atop the sunken battleship was damaged in an accident Wednesday, the National Park Service says.
About 30 soldiers from the Nevada Army National Guard’s most-deployed unit mobilized Thursday in a ceremony in Las Vegas.
The Department of Veterans Affairs took another step toward changing the agency’s culture Thursday with a forum to heighten awareness about Nevada’s more than 21,300 women veterans and health care services the VA provides to fit their needs.
The Pentagon said on Wednesday that a suspected live sample of anthrax was sent to a U.S. base in South Korea, in addition to the samples mistakenly sent to nine U.S. states.
Tech. Sgt. Kasey Hollinger, a noncommissioned officer at Creech Air Force Base, figured out a way to do more with less and save the Air Force nearly $100,000.
A chemical explosive equal to 196 pounds of TNT detonated deep underground sent seismic signals detected by sensitive equipment on and off the former Nevada Test Site.
Memorial Day, a federal holiday on the last Monday of May, is a holiday for remembering the war dead. For many, the holiday also signifies the beginning of summer, where millions of people in the nation travel, go shopping and barbecue.