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Student loan burden hinders VA employees

Nov 05, 2014 2:28pm

Last month I wrote about Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald’s plans to bring more medical doctors and other health professionals into the VA system. One of the items in his broad outlook...

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A Roosevelt still lauding GI Bill

Jul 02, 2014 2:26pm

The GI Bill that provides financial assistance for education is one of the more successful government programs ever put into action.

Vietnam veterans were able to take advantage of the bill...

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Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from his post late last month.</p>

Next VA secretary should come from the rank, file

Jun 04, 2014 1:52pm

Recent news reports suggesting the Department of Veterans Affairs has neglected veterans, and in some cases been responsible for the death of several individuals who served our nation, is cause...

Organizations offer veterans job help

Apr 30, 2014 3:07pm

I’ve written about a few motion-­picture-based organizations that attempt to help individuals break into the movie business. Although they exist to serve a wider audience, they do, and may still...

Nellis chief praises veterans as potential employees

Apr 02, 2014 1:47pm

Civilians might refer to newly minted veterans as “potential employees.” But Col. Barry R. Cornish of Nellis Air Force Base refines their status by calling them “our region’s hidden tech workforce...

Local VA chief discusses health issues

Mar 05, 2014 3:15pm

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Isabel Duff, director of the Veterans Administration Southern Nevada Healthcare System, who was named to the position almost one year ago when the...

American Legion receives help from others

Feb 06, 2014 5:10am

Despite its name implying it’s strictly a U.S. veterans group, the American Legion is actually an international organization, with ex­patriot members living around the world.

In Boulder...

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Elks members honor veterans

Jan 02, 2014 5:31am

When it comes to thinking about service organizations that exist to serve veterans, most individuals would name the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a...

Should regional VA office head south?

Dec 05, 2013 6:04am

Last month, Las Vegas City Hall was the site of a meeting focusing on how effective the Department of Veterans Affairs’ regional benefits office in Reno is serving Southern Nevada veterans. The VA...

<p>PHOTOS BY CHUCK N. BAKER---Veteran Paul Sobel, top, is sworn in as state commander of the Jewish War Veterans in July. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., middle, greets members of the state&rsquo;s Jewish War Veterans. Titus sits on the House Veteran Affairs Committee because &ldquo;she wanted to be in a position&rdquo; to &ldquo;fight for those who deserve the best services.&rdquo; Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., bottom, speaks to Jewish War Veteran telling the group one of the reasons he ran for office was to represent those who served, something that he did.</p>

Officials address Jewish war veterans

Aug 01, 2013 2:04am

At an installation breakfast of officers of the Jewish War Veterans last month, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., told members that she sits on the House Veterans Affairs Committee “and I requested that...

<p>PHOTO BY CHUCK N> BAKER--- Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Billy McCoy, left, and retired Army Brig. Gen. Donald Scott were invited press to a conference in Las Vegas to address the issue of young military recruits who do not qualify to serve because of academic and physical deficiencies and more.</p>

Retired officers assert military readiness begins in pre-K

Jul 04, 2013 2:04am

Two retired military officers recently presided over a conference in Las Vegas to address the fact that although the U.S. boasts a highly skilled and professional force of soldiers, airmen and...