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National Guard to drill in Las Vegas for NYE

Nevada National Guard troops will conduct their annual drill in Las Vegas Tuesday through Thursday to coincide with the influx of tourists celebrating New Year’s Eve.

World War II left its mark on Las Vegas

As impressive as it is, the new national monument at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Valley doesn’t look like much in satellite images — at least not compared with the giant triangles next door. You might never have known about them if not for Google Earth.

Vets sound off about care at forum

For the most part, health care provided by Veterans Affairs facilities in Southern Nevada meets or exceeds expectations of veterans who receive it, and has saved lives in some cases. But getting access to it in a timely fashion needs improvement, as does the system for processing disability claims and communicating with branches of the military about veterans’ medical records.

VA to host town hall Thursday in North Las Vegas

Las Vegas Valley VA officials will hold the second in a series of town hall meetings Thursday to air veterans’ concerns with health care and services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 
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.

Propeller moved to Cold War memorial site at Mount Charleston

A propeller from a Cold War-era transport plane was moved Tuesday to a memorial that’s being constructed at Mount Charleston. The memorial will honor the 14 people who died when the C-54 crashed on its way to Area 51.

UNLV cadets’ holiday project to produce better soldiers

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.

 
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.

Heller urges VA to put permanent director in Reno

Sen. Dean Heller has urged the the Department of Veterans Affairs to name a permanent director for the regional office in Reno that has had only an interim head since mid-summer.

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