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October 20, 2017

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Military plane makes emergency landing in Reno
Military plane makes emergency landing in Reno
Monday, October 16, 2017
Authorities say a military aircraft having a problem with its landing gear has safely made an emergency landing at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Nevada Air National Guard spokesman Emerson Marcus told ...
Photo: MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren addresses wounded veter
Mirage welcomes wounded veterans for their comped weekend in Vegas
Friday, October 13, 2017
MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren addressed 80 wounded veterans and their families at a reception Friday, held to kick off the company’s eighth-annual Salute the Troops event ...
Anti-drone activists protest at Creech Air Force Base
Monday, October 9, 2017
Anti-drone activists are protesting at an Air Force Base 40 miles north of Las Vegas where two demonstrators were arrested for blocking an entrance gate last week. Codepink and Veterans for Peace are among ...
Iran says it warned off US ship, Navy denies it
Sunday, September 10, 2017
The U.S. Navy said Sunday the incident happened Wednesday and involved a small vessel some 75 nautical miles from the USS Tempest, a coastal patrol boat. The Navy says another boat much closer offered assistance, with that vessel …
Iraq steps up strikes on ISIS-held Hawija ahead of offensive
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Iraqi forces are pushing ISIS out of the remaining pockets of territory the group holds in the country after forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook Iraq's second largest city of Mosul in July.
U.S. Air Force: 2 A-10 planes crash near Las Vegas; pilots eject
U.S. Air Force: 2 A-10 planes crash near Las Vegas; pilots eject
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The U.S. Air Force says two A-10 attack planes crashed in an area northwest of Las Vegas, but their pilots ejected safely. Officials with the Nellis Air Force Base in a statement say the planes crashed around 8 p.m. Wednesday in a military training area known as ...
Photo: People listen to speakers during a town hall meeti
Student veterans, lawmakers examine expanded GI benefits
Thursday, August 31, 2017
About three dozen veterans gathered at UNLV to hear about the new Forever GI Bill and other pieces of legislation that could impact former members of the armed forces ...
Iran lawmakers raise spending on missile, Guard to challenge US
Sunday, August 13, 2017
The lawmakers' vote comes amid growing anger in Iran over U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to renegotiate the nuclear deal struck with world powers in 2015. While they stressed the bill wouldn't violate the terms of that agreement, it again increases the …
Sandoval says transgender National Guard troops will serve until further notice
Sandoval says transgender National Guard troops will serve until further notice
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Despite President Donald Trump’s announced ban on transgender service members, they will continue to serve in the Nevada National Guard unless directed otherwise by ...
Nevada lawmakers denounce Trump ban on transgender service members
Nevada lawmakers denounce Trump ban on transgender service members
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
President Donald Trump’s announcement on Twitter today that he is banning transgender individuals from serving in the military is drawing ire from Democrats in ...
Keel laying marks official construction of attack submarine
Saturday, July 8, 2017
The keel of the nation's 20th Virginia-class attack submarine named for Oregon is being laid at the manufacturing plant for General Dynamics' Electric Boat. ...
Afghan official: Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Such insider attacks have happened before in Afghanistan. In March, another Afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire on …
Unclaimed and unsung: For forgotten military veterans, a dignified end
Unclaimed and unsung: For forgotten military veterans, a dignified end
Monday, May 29, 2017
Ernest R. Garcia’s body sat for more than a month in his Bronx apartment before the authorities finally entered in January and found it decomposing. Garcia had no ...
Photo: Rommel Delmundo, stationed at Nellis AFB, takes do
Nevada to shield relocated soldiers from end-contract fees
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Members of the military being deployed or moved to a different base can get out of service contracts without penalty in Nevada under a law receiving final approval in ...
Nevada to allow young soldiers to carry concealed weapons
Monday, May 22, 2017
Nevada is lowering the age requirement for permits to carry concealed weapons to 18 for active-duty soldiers and honorably discharged veterans ...