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Area 51 mystery: Nighthawks seen over Nevada

The once-secret F-117A Nighthawk, the nation’s first stealth combat fighter jet that flew into history in 2008 when the fleet was retired, has been seen winging over the Tonopah Test Range as recently as late September.

Pilot error, wind caused Nevada drone crash

An Air Force investigation says a Predator drone crashed into a runway at Creech Air Force Base because of a low-level wind shear and pilot error.

Las Vegas POW presented Patton coin

Seventy years after he was wounded and became a prisoner of war in a mass surrender to Nazi forces during the Battle of the Bulge, Alan Dunbar of Las Vegas credits Gen. George S. Patton’s son-in-law, Lt. Col. John K. Waters, with saving his life.

Judge defends custody decision in lesbian mom case

Family Court Judge William Potter responded Thursday to an allegation that he discriminated against a lesbian mother being deployed to Cuba. “Obviously I don’t have a problem with her being gay because I gave her custody,” the judge said.

 
Creech AFB to raze casino over security concerns

A casino-resort that for 30 years has anchored much of the Indian Springs economy around Creech Air Force Base closed its doors this month to make way for an anti-terrorist security buffer at the airfield where overseas drone combat operations are controlled.

Henderson Marine, sky diver David Holmes dies

When family and friends gather Saturday for David Holmes’ memorial service they will remember him for the things he loved and his patriotic service to his country, his wife, Barbara Holmes, said Friday.

 
Stearman flight a reward for Henderson veterans

An 88-year-old former Air Force flight nurse and her 86-year-old husband, a former Air Force pilot, were given a special treat for their service to the nation last week — a free ride in a 1942 Stearman biplane above Boulder City.

Retired African-American soldier ends Vegas boycott

Nearly 50 years ago to the day, Army tank officer Eugene Scott vowed he would never visit Las Vegas because the big hotels didn’t serve African-Americans. But on Friday he and his wife broke his self-imposed boycott, and both are glad he did.

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