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Driver in custody after bomb claim at Nellis Air Force Base
Friday, January 20, 2017
Officials say the main gate at Nellis Air Force Base was briefly closed after a suspected drunken driver told security officials he had a bomb in his car. Nellis authorities said the man arrived ...
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First wave: Is a comeback in store for Searchlight's radio positioning station?
Sunday, January 8, 2017
In February of 2010, the Searchlight LORAN station fell silent, along with roughly two dozen similar stations throughout the country. The Obama administration figured the World War II-era technology was obsolete in an age of global-positioning satellites ...
High, consistent education standards give military families a fighting chance
Monday, December 12, 2016
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Imagine how your son or daughter’s education would be affected if they had to attend six to nine schools between starting kindergarten and graduating from high school. This isn’t a nightmare scenario. It is the norm for a child in a long-term military family ...
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Pearl Harbor survivors tell harrowing tale of rescue
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
In the Pearl Harbor attack, a 1,760-pound Japanese high-altitude armor-piercing bomb had penetrated the USS Arizona’s decks 40 feet from the bow, igniting a million pounds of gunpowder for the ship’s massive …
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Nevada's only military bagpiper passes pipes to his daughter
Sunday, November 20, 2016
During Operation Desert Storm, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Connell practiced his bagpipes outside every day. He practiced at a Kuwaiti military base, while wearing his kilt, sporran, dress shoes and other traditional Highland dress. He remembers one particular day when a large group of U.S. Marines swarmed around him to listen. After he retires, his daughter, 23-year-old Air Guard Senior Airman Mariah Connell, will take over as the only military piper in Nevada ...
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Veterans, soldiers tout pot benefits in fight against PTSD, opiate addiction
Friday, October 7, 2016
Legalized access to cannabis will help former military soldiers fight symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome while reducing their need for opiate prescriptions ...
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Ex-Marine describes violent hazing, the lies that covered it up
Friday, September 30, 2016
In Marine Corps boot camp, Thomas Weaver learned to endure punches, kicks and choking by drill instructors in South Carolina. When one instructor repeatedly bashed his head against ...
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The secret world of Nellis: Inside the military marvel mere miles from the Las Vegas Strip
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Nellis Air Force Base has a serious mission to train the best pilots and air crews in the world. But it’s also a bustling city within a city, with a complex covering thousands of acres and offering amenities ranging from …
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North Las Vegas' Gaetano Benza, decorated WWII veteran, dies at 91
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Retelling his World War II experiences to younger generations, Gaetano “Guy” Benza would sift sand he brought back from Normandy beaches through his fingers ...
4 hurt when helicopter from Nellis Air Force Base crashes during training
4 hurt when helicopter from Nellis Air Force Base crashes during training
Friday, August 19, 2016
Four U.S. Air Force helicopter crew members hurt in a crash during an international combat training exercise in Nevada were part of a unit on assignment from ...
Pilot out of hospital after fighter jet crash near Nellis AFB
Pilot out of hospital after fighter jet crash near Nellis AFB
Thursday, August 18, 2016
A veteran pilot has been released from the hospital after he was hurt when a fighter jet went down after completing an exercise with a military weapons school at an Air Force base near Las Vegas, officials say. The pilot had just finished ...
In the Nevada desert, the U.S. military prepares for a new kind of warfare
In the Nevada desert, the U.S. military prepares for a new kind of warfare
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
U.S. military officers had just finished a mission in the Air Force’s premier exercise to train pilots for air-to-air combat, and something had gone wrong ...
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At Pence rally in Carson City, mother of service member booed over Khan question
Monday, August 1, 2016
Mike Pence — Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate — quieted a Carson City campaign rally crowd that booed a woman Monday who had asked how he can tolerate what she said was ...
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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 ...