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September 2, 2015

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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 ...
Photo: 2014 Salute Our Troops at the Venetian on Wednesda
Photos: Troops receive salute, all-expense-paid trip to L.V. by Venetian
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
‘Tis the season of giving! Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, joined their hotel team members in a partnership with Southwest Airlines and Omaha Steaks for the ninth Salute Our Troops with the Armed Forces Foundation.
Marines to train in Los Angeles for urban combat
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Dozens of Marines will raid buildings and dodge paintballs shot from modified M-15s in downtown Los Angeles as part of a routine exercise to prepare troops for urban combat, officials said Thursday. Los Angeles residents may notice anywhere from ...
Downtown café has patriotic meaning; restaurants on way to Station properties
Downtown café has patriotic meaning; restaurants on way to Station properties
Monday, December 1, 2014
Openings & Closings:
Dougie J’s Café will host a ribbon cutting Dec. 7, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The café, created by Suni Chabrow, is named in honor of her son, Army Spc. Douglas J. Green, who died serving in Afghanistan in 2011. The cafe will join a host of other restaurants opening in the valley ...
MGM, Station announce charitable gifts for military families
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
In the spirit of Veterans Day, two Las Vegas casino companies recently announced major charitable contributions to the military community. MGM Resorts International said today it’s committing ...
Photo: Bruce Phillips
Program helps get veteran’s passion off the ground
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
After leaving the Navy with 20 years of service in 2006, Phillips worked as a flight instructor at the North Las Vegas Airport. But once gas prices sky-rocketed, he didn’t have many clients. He decided to leave his job, and try to find a trade that would support his two sons and wife.
Photo: In this Sept. 6, 2007, photo, an MQ-1 Predator unm
Report: Pilot error, wind caused drone crash at Creech AFB
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
An Air Force investigation says a Predator drone crashed into a runway on a Nevada base because of a low-level wind shear and pilot error. Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, released ...
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Governor, in Afghanistan, confident about U.S. mission, progress
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’s confident Afghanistan can withstand any resurgence of the Taliban and adds tremendous progress has been made in that country in ...
Senate OKs Rep. Joe Heck’s promotion to 1-star general
Senate OKs Rep. Joe Heck’s promotion to 1-star general
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Nevada Congressman Joe Heck's promotion to one-star general now has the blessing of the U.S. Senate. Heck's staff confirmed that lawmakers approved ...
After challenge by Creech airman, Air Force says ‘so help me God’ in oath is optional
After challenge by Creech airman, Air Force says ‘so help me God’ in oath is optional
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose. The policy change comes after ...
Photo: Col. Richard H. Boutwell is the Commander, 99th Ai
New boss talks education at Nellis, air show, budget and fighter jet safety
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The commander and former Thunderbirds pilot talks about charter schools, air shows and more ...
Photo: Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane afte
National Guard to pull out of NASCAR and IndyCar
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The National Guard said Wednesday it will end its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar's Graham Rahal, but it is not clear when ...
New barracks to replace ‘outdated’ dorms at Nellis Air Force Base
New barracks to replace ‘outdated’ dorms at Nellis Air Force Base
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Ground will be broken next year on a $30.4 million dormitory for airmen at Nellis Air Force Base. After the new barracks is finished in 2016, two dorms built in 1975 ...
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Las Vegas native takes over command of Guantanamo Bay
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A 1981 graduate of Chaparral High School is the newest commander of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Rear Admiral Kyle Cozad took over the reins of Joint Task Force Guantanamo in a change-of-command ceremony …
Photo: Madelynn Taylor, 74, looks at a 2011 photo of hers
Vet sues after burial with gay partner is denied
Monday, July 7, 2014
A U.S. Navy veteran filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday after the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery refused to allow her to be buried with the ashes of her late wife. Seventy-four-year-old Madelynn Taylor filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Boise after she tried to make advance arrangements last year to ...

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