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July 26, 2016

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U.S. Navy turns to cloud technology to reduce drunken driving
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to make it easier to have volunteers take turns driving drunk friends home, an initiative that has ...
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Creech departure? Langley AFB promoted as home for drone pilots
Friday, June 24, 2016
The Air Force is looking for bases surrounded by good schools, recreational opportunities and other amenities attractive to airmen and their families. The nerve center for controlling Reaper flights is now at Creech Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas ...
Air Force Thunderbirds heading back to the sky after crash
Air Force Thunderbirds heading back to the sky after crash
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be back in the air this weekend after a pilot crashed during a flyover at an Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado, grounding ...
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Air Force probing crash of Reaper drone north of Las Vegas
Thursday, June 9, 2016
The U.S. Air Force is investigating the crash of an unmanned drone aircraft during a training mission this week in the Nevada desert north of Las Vegas. A statement from Nellis Air Force Base says ...
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Pilot safely ejects in Colorado before Thunderbird crash
Thursday, June 2, 2016
The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird ejected safely into a Colorado field Thursday, crashing the fighter jet moments after flying over a crowd ...
Administration: Up to 250 military personnel headed to Syria
Sunday, April 24, 2016
President Barack Obama has decided to send up to 250 military personnel to Syria to help local forces fighting the Islamic State group ...
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At UNLV, whistleblowers call for accountability in military drone program
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
In 2009, as a technician for the U.S. Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Cian Westmoreland embarked on a seemingly nonviolent action. It has come to haunt him. “I did a lot of damage with what I did and it was very civil. The thing that scares me most about war is not necessarily the brutality of it but ...
Governor marks 100th anniversary of battleship USS Nevada
Friday, March 11, 2016
Nearly 200 people, including veterans and politicians, showed up in Carson City today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the battleship USS Nevada in 1916. The ship served during the last few months ...
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Mr. Las Vegas grateful to serve those who serve
Sunday, February 14, 2016
OPINION:
John Katsilometes checks in with Wayne Newton, a longtime supporter of the USO who recently celebrated the organization’s 75th anniversary.
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Las Vegas Marine veteran can’t get war out of his head
Monday, February 1, 2016
Given the choice between fighting ISIS in Syria as a volunteer — sleeping fitfully, subsisting on rations and fearing for your life — or playing slots in Las Vegas, most people would choose the latter. Marine Corps veteran Jamie Lane isn’t most people. He already has traveled to Syria once to fight with Kurdish forces, and he might do it again. “It’s tougher for me to ...
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Military bases no longer accepting IDs from five states
Thursday, January 21, 2016
U.S. military installations are no longer allowing visitors to gain base access using official ID cards from five states ...
Pentagon: Hundreds of military kids sexually abused annually
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Cpl. Aaron C. Masa befriended a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy's back, Masa sexually abused his 3-year-old stepdaughter and took sexually explicit photos of ...
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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II generates a charged debate
Monday, December 28, 2015
5-MINUTE EXPERT:
The most expensive weapons system in U.S. history, which has connections to Nevada, is not without its critics.
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‘A historic move’: VA to provide robotic legs to paralyzed vets
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries to walk again ...
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With billions at stake, contractors eye bid to operate National Security Site
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Major contractors, including Lockheed Martin, are exploring bids on a multibillion-dollar opportunity to operate the Nevada National Security Site, the 1,360-square-mile tract once used for nuclear tests and now largely for research on security, emergency response and arms control. The contract, estimated to be worth ...