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Obama: ‘We’re going to destroy’ Islamic State

President Barack Obama used a holiday season visit to a U.S. military base on Monday to issue a tough warning to Islamic State militants, saying a U.S.-led coalition will permit no safe haven to the group and will destroy it eventually.

 
Veterans say legitimate claims routinely denied or ignored

Veterans have come forward with complaints about tactics employed by the Veterans Benefits Administration, which demands that veterans prove their injuries were service-related but can deny claims without proving anything.

 
4 Southern Nevadans recall horrific attack on Pearl Harbor

Four of the last Pearl Harbor survivors from Southern Nevada recalled that horrific morning 73 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, when swarms of Japanese warplanes attacked the Hawaiian territory island, Oahu.

 
Vegas Navy Cross recipient shot down by VA benefits office

Vietnam War veteran Steve Lowery of Las Vegas has the scars, the medals and his Marine Corps medical records to prove he was wounded when his 12-man reconnaissance team was attacked on March 5, 1969. Then he ran into the Reno VA benefits office, which refused his benefits claim.

 
2 LV West Point cadets give thanks, spread the word

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.

 
Disabled vet gets early Thanksgiving gift

Grateful for his service, the Bank of America gave disabled Army veteran Anthony Shepler a $250 gift card Monday to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family in their renovated Las Vegas home.

 
Silver Star recipient recalls battle for Saipan

Former Marine Cpl. Daniel W. Smith of Las Vegas has vivid memories of death and destruction during the invasion of Saipan during World War II, but it took a long time for him to talk about the Silver Star he was awarded for bravery.

 
LV Vietnam vet salutes soldiers throughout history

Almost a half-century after he was as an infantry soldier in the Vietnam War, Chuck N. Baker salutes all veterans who have served from the Revolutionary War to the post-9/11 era in a new documentary titled simply, “Veterans: A Motion Picture.”

 
Obama authorizes 1,500 additional troops for Iraq deployment

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State.

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