RENO — The Nevada Army National Guard’s medevac helicopter unit is headed to Afghanistan next month.
They left last year in the early morning darkness of Veterans Day, leaving behind teary family and friends, the same throng who cheered their homecoming Thursday under the powder blue sky over the Henderson armory.
Joseph Serino would tell the driver to slow down, that he needed to scan the tops of buildings for snipers and the roadside for bombs. He would look at a bush moved by the breeze and wonder if the enemy lurked behind. He always wondered what danger waited around the next bend.
WASHINGTON — President Bush dropped the ball on rooting out terrorists in Afghanistan, and his decision this week to send more U.S. troops into the country is underwhelming at best, Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday in a Senate speech.
Family members and Nevada National Guard officials will hold a ceremony today for about 15 soldiers who are expected to deploy this weekend for an eight-week training stint in Kansas before heading to Afghanistan.
The military says a soldier from Las Vegas died of “non-combat” injuries in Afghanistan.
KINGMAN, Ariz. — Services are being tentatively scheduled early next week for a sailor from northwest Arizona who died Friday in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.