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Education issues challenge veterans

May 04, 2016 2:13pm

“Readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmatic” used to be a mantra when it came to educating veterans and others. But today when it comes to educating veterans, and veterans educating others, the challenges...

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Start of new year brings issues to forefront

Jan 06, 2016 5:50pm

There are many things to discuss before we get too far into 2016. Some facts to consider: Daylight is already staying around a bit longer. (Well, just for a second or two to start.) And the world...

Employment after military career can be tricky

Dec 02, 2015 4:21pm

Leaving the military to return to civilian life can be a welcoming experience. Still, there will be rules and regulations to follow in society, and sleeping late will be a luxury unless one is...

Ordnance veterans are dynamite

Nov 04, 2015 4:25pm

According to published reports, the world's first professional civilian bomb squad was established by Sir Vivian Dering Majendie of the Royal Artillery in 1874. The following year he framed modern...

Veterans awarded for post-military work

Sep 30, 2015 4:52pm

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services headquartered in Reno (with offices throughout the state) oversees several programs for veterans that are exclusive to Nevada. Examples include select...

Multiple programs assist home buyers

Sep 02, 2015 4:34pm

The portion of the GI Bill that allows veterans to obtain home-loan guarantees through the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to be one of the best opportunities for them to buy homes. I can...

Soldiers partner with doctors to battle blindness

Jul 01, 2015 1:33pm

Last month, I reported on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs teaming up with the Blinded Veterans Association, other government agencies and medical experts in Denver to discuss traumatic...

Convention looks at effect of brain injuries on vision

Jun 03, 2015 2:10pm

It was a world of initials in May when the Department of Veterans Affairs teamed up with the Blinded Veterans Association and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the National...

Broadcasters address ways to hire veterans

May 06, 2015 1:46pm

The National Association of Broadcasters recently held its annual convention in Las Vegas. As part of the event, the trade group sponsored a seminar to advise employers about the value of hiring...

Bills to aid veterans under consideration

Apr 01, 2015 2:00pm

By the time this is published, I will have attended Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature in Carson City. At the Veterans Wall at the state Capitol building, Gov. Brian Sandoval and other...

Titus addresses veterans’ transportation needs

Mar 04, 2015 1:18pm

Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., recently held a veterans roundtable in Las Vegas to discuss happenings on Capitol Hill. She is on the House Veterans Committee, and is the ranking member on memorial...