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November 30, 2015

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Soldier’s journey to heal spotlights ‘soul wounds’ of war
Monday, August 17, 2015
Before the war, Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell’s very core was built on God and faith and saving lives, not doing anything that could end one. He lost his purpose when the girl died, and he found himself in a nondescript room on a naval base in San Diego trying desperately to save his own crumbling existence before it was too late. Surrounding him that day were other veterans who had suffered as he suffered. Like Powell, they’d spent years torturing themselves over acts that tortured their conscience. “Souls in anguish” is how some experts describe this psychological scar of ...
Dueling claims of political credit for Pahrump veterans clinic
Dueling claims of political credit for Pahrump veterans clinic
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic minority leader, says he deserves credit for kick-starting a long-delayed veterans clinic in Pahrump. Not so fast, says Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy. The lawmakers ...
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VA chief praises SolarCity for hiring military veterans
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Joined today by Rep. Dina Titus on a tour of SolarCity’s North Las Vegas facility, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald praised the company for hiring U.S. military veterans. SolarCity, which has hired about ...
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Air Force unveils pay incentives to fix drone-pilot shortage
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Facing a serious shortage of drone operators and high demand for unmanned combat flights, the Air Force announced Wednesday measures to correct ...
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Pentagon announces plan aimed at lifting transgender ban
Monday, July 13, 2015
The Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday, ordering a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service ...
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Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to ...
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Female veterans — where are you?
Friday, June 5, 2015
Locating such servicewomen in Nevada proves to be uphill battle
As Nevada officials ponder ways to improve services for female veterans, they first must answer a puzzling question: Where are they? The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates more than 21,000 female veterans live in Nevada, but the state Department of Veterans Services has identified only about ...
How the government spends your money
How the government spends your money
Monday, April 13, 2015
Tax season:
It’s tax time. April 15 is the deadline to square up with the federal government. In 2013, Nevada residents and businesses paid $13.3 billion in federal taxes. The average Nevadan paid $12,032 in personal taxes, $959 less than the national average. Nevada itself has no income tax, thanks in large part to the gaming and tourism industries, which ...
Al-Qaida says U.S. drones kill 2 leaders in Pakistan
Sunday, April 12, 2015
In an audio message, spokesman Usama Mahmood said a Jan. 5 drone strike in North Waziristan killed Ubaidullah, who was in charge of the group's Afghan affairs, while a later strike killed deputy chief Raja Suleman. He said both had fought under aliases. His claim corresponds with the dates of previously reported U.S. drone strikes in …
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General reprimanded over comments at Nellis Air Force Base
Friday, April 10, 2015
An Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds ...
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Anti-drone protesters arrested, cited at Creech air base
Friday, March 6, 2015
Anti-drone protesters who said they wanted to spotlight war crimes and connect with pilots were arrested after trying to block the entrance Friday at a US Air Force base in southern Nevada. More than 100 people were assembled Friday morning outside ...
Protesters at Creech air base call for end to drone warfare
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Protesters at the gate of an air base in southern Nevada are calling for an end to U.S. drone missions that they say kill many more civilians than terrorists halfway around the world. Organizer Toby Blome said Thursday that ...
Henderson native finds meaning serving fellow sailors on Navy warship
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Seaman Sean Rocovitz, a Henderson native and 2009 graduate of Green Valley, serves as a culinary specialist aboard the ship, which is 1,100 feet long, or about three football fields.
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Military OKs hormone treatment for Chelsea Manning
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to ...
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Synergy in the sky: Red Flag air combat exercises ready pilots for real thing
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Fighter pilots around the world descended on Nellis Air Force Base last week to kick off the year’s first Red Flag exercise — a series of combat training missions that pit the latest high-tech military aircraft against ...

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