In January 2017, Alexandria Sawin enrolled at UNLV, where she served as the first woman president of the Rebel Vets organization. On Sunday, the 27-year-old was named the 2018 Student Veteran of the Year, the highest individual honor given by the nonprofit Student Veterans of America.
Charm McElree connects veterans with a federal program that helps those who left school for the service get those long-overdue diplomas. She was honored by Gov. Brian Sandoval and other officials Thursday in Las Vegas.
Most veterans using the Forever GI Bill to attend UNLV have not faced the backlog affecting thousands of others who have yet to receive benefits or have received them late.
AFWERX aims to connect people from industry, government, start-up firms, academia and even garage tinkering to foster a culture of innovation.
About 20 of the original airmen are still alive now, Porter told the students. Many of them are nearly 100 years in age. In 2006, under then-President George W. Bush, the Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the Medal of Honor.
Colin Donohue, 35, rejoined the Clark County School District as a literacy specialist last week — two months after returning home from a nine-month tour of duty in Iraq.
Aviation students at Rancho High School can now practice their maintenance skills on a model of a plane that is more than a century old.
Ross Bryant’s work helping “one veteran at a time” results in national honor and accolades from university’s growing military veteran population.
Hoping to fill some of its nearly 500 teaching vacancies, the Clark County School District reached out to local veterans Saturday morning, focusing on two key traits that suit veterans to classrooms — an affinity for structure and discipline and a commitment to serving their communities.
In May, members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Las Vegas enlisted students from various schools to help collect letters to send to soldiers. The goal was to collect enough letters to break the Guinness World Record for most letters to military personnel collected in one month.