An effort by ROTC cadets at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to help a needy family for Christmas has turned into course work that will make them better soldiers in the field.
A couple of West Point cadets at home in Las Vegas say their vision for giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day is focused on being with their families and getting a chance to spread the word to high school students about opportunities at the prestigious military academy.
It was hard. It was tough. It was cold. He got yelled at a lot. And that’s just basic training, retired Army Spc. Salvatore Cirifalco explained to Celia Roberts’ fifth-grade classroom at French Elementary School in Las Vegas on Friday.
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.
When 135 medical students gathered Wednesday for entry into the Class of 2018 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at Touro University Nevada, former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley anticipated passage of a bill that will some day let many of them train at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Las Vegas.