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Investor pursues jobs concept for Vegas veterans

Federal grants announced this month totaling $2.6 million to help homeless veterans in Southern Nevada don’t solve the problem to transition the vets into jobs that will keep them off the streets, according to James Cappello, a Chicago investor and manager for a new-concept project for homeless vets.

Las Vegas Army Reserves prepare for Afghanistan

A team of Army Reserve soldiers from Las Vegas prepared to leave Sunday for training in Texas before heading to the war-torn country to support transportation of supplies and equipment in the coming months.

New Vegas Reserve Center has arsenic problem

Ever since citizen-soldiers moved into the George W. Dunaway Army Reserve Center in Sloan last year, they have been using the spacious building for training and weekend drills without full access to water from a 900-foot-deep well that supplies the facility — all because of arsenic.

Two F-16D fighters grounded at Nellis

Inspections for canopy cracks have grounded more than half the Air Force fleet of F-16D Fighting Falcon jets including two assigned to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

Henderson Marine’s niche: robotic pack mule

Four years after leaving Henderson, 22-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann has found his niche in Hawaii doing something really different from what riflemen are accustomed to: operating a cutting-edge robotic pack mule, one that promises to change how the Marines conduct field operations.

Horsford: Pahrump VA clinic delays caused by D.C. gridlock

U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford said Thursday that Washington is so broken that it took him more than a year to win approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to build a clinic in Pahrump for military veterans.

McDonald tells LV vets his plans to fix VA

New VA Secretary Robert McDonald laid out his plans Saturday for fixing the scandal-rocked Department of Veterans Affairs, telling the National Disabled American Veterans convention in Las Vegas “it’s an opportunity we can’t miss nor underestimate.”

One Nellis aggressor squadron being deactivated

The next time fighter jets take off from Nellis Air Force Base for a Red Flag air combat exercise there will be fewer would-be “bad guys” to battle.

Hopeful disabled vets gather in Las Vegas

When many of the 4,000 Disabled American Veterans and spouses converged Friday for this weekend’s National DAV and Auxiliary Convention in Las Vegas, their arrival was marked with the promise of new hope.

Vegas DAV chapter gives 2 vans to VA

Nevada’s Disabled American Veteran chapter will donate two Ford Flex vans Thursday to the Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System so local veterans will have transportation to area VA facilities