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Police, Air Force launch program to save lives of veterans in crisis
Police, Air Force launch program to save lives of veterans in crisis
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The call did not sound good: man barricaded inside residence, possibly suicidal. Nellis Air Force Base leaders mobilized. They knew the airman recently had returned from a war zone and other obstacles loomed in his life.
Photo: Governor Brian Sandoval greets Rancho freshman avi
Sandoval tours training programs to promote development of drone aircraft industry
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Acting on his vision of Southern Nevada becoming the Silicon Valley of the civilian unmanned aircraft industry, Gov. Brian Sandoval paid a visit Thursday to students who are learning aeronautics and could help the state reach that goal.
Photo: Joseph Sunley, left, 29, an electrical operations
As unemployment falls among military veterans, here's a Las Vegas company that is helping make it happen
Monday, March 19, 2012
Workers who set up big trade show and convention floors are often under intense deadline pressure to deliver an environment for events that draw millions of people to Las Vegas to conduct business. So Global Experience Specialists, one of Southern Nevada’s leading convention supply and service companies, is drawing from a pool of workers who have a reputation for not cracking under pressure — military veterans.
Photo: Pedestrians take cover behind a pole as high winds
On land, in air, high winds wreak havoc in Las Vegas Valley
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Dust clouds and high winds Tuesday in the Las Vegas Valley caused power outages, flight delays and road closures and put the brakes on at least a couple of high-profile roller coasters.
Photo: A United Airlines jet takes off from McCarran Inte
Dogged by criticism, United reverses plans to raise transport costs for pets of military personnel
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Military personnel at Nellis Air Force Base are breathing easier now that the airline contracted to fly them to new duty stations has revamped its pet transport policy.
Photo: Exhaust from planes obscure the Stratosphere Tower
Takeoffs, landings at Nellis increase with start of Red Flag combat-training exercise
Monday, February 27, 2012
A combat-training exercise involving aircraft and forces from the United Kingdom, Australia and United States will bring increased activity to the skies over Nellis Air Force Base and Southern Nevada through mid-March.
Photo: Army National Guard Spc. Michael Sena hugs his dau
Hugs and joy greet soldiers upon their return from Afghanistan
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The King family, decked out in matching patriotic T-shirts, waited eagerly outside a Mandalay Bay ballroom Sunday afternoon to catch a glimpse of their military hero. Soon, a sea of uniformed soldiers entered the hallway. Soon, a sea of uniformed soldiers entered the hallway. The 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the Nevada National Guard had arrived, ending a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. Cameras flashed and cheers erupted as loved ones found each other.
Photo: A B-52 bomber sits on the tarmac of the Nellis air
Thousands pilot their way to Nellis for annual air show
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thousands of onlookers fixed their eyes on the North Las Vegas skyline Saturday morning as Air Force jets soared over Nellis Air Force Base.
Photo: James Combs, seen at UNLV, is a gay officer in the
With Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal, gay soldiers come out of the shadows
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Dave Jenkins received the news after the end of a double shift. It was already one of the worst nights of his career as a corpsman. A 2-week-old infant had died in his arms. He was finishing filing the necessary paperwork when his commanding officer approached him. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say …”
Nellis boosts security measures ahead of 9/11 anniversary
Nellis boosts security measures ahead of 9/11 anniversary
Friday, September 9, 2011
Two days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Nellis and Creech air force bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range announced Friday they have implemented increased security measures.
8 injured at Nellis AFB when aircraft shelters collapse in windstorm
8 injured at Nellis AFB when aircraft shelters collapse in windstorm
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Eight military personnel suffered minor injuries when a set of aircraft shelters collapsed during a severe windstorm at about 5 p.m. Thursday, officials at Nellis Air Force Base said.
2 men charged with theft, sale of military property
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Nevada U.S. Attorney's office filed a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas today against two men in connection with the theft of military property and sale of that property to a local gun store.
Air Force, FBI agents raid gun store near Strip
Air Force, FBI agents raid gun store near Strip
Friday, August 19, 2011
Federal agents raided a gun store near the Las Vegas Strip on Friday afternoon but released few details, saying only it was part of an ongoing investigation. The raid, which included agents from the FBI and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, was conducted at Citadel Gun and Safe.
Family calls F-16 pilot killed in crash 'man of character and faith'
Family calls F-16 pilot killed in crash 'man of character and faith'
Friday, July 1, 2011
Nellis Air Force Base will host a private memorial service next week for Capt. Eric Ziegler, the pilot who died earlier this week after his F-16C Fighting Falcon jet crashed near Caliente.
Nellis says pilot died in F-16 crash
Nellis says pilot died in F-16 crash
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The pilot of a U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon jet that crashed near Caliente earlier this week didn't survive. U.S. Air Force officials said search and rescue teams found conclusive evidence that the pilot didn't eject from the aircraft before the crash.

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