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Comic books, G.I.s mix well

Aug 06, 2014 1:20pm

Some years ago I faithfully attended the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego with my young son, a fan of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, to be sure. Short for “comic book convention,” the...

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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.

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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...

<p>PHOTO BY CHUCK N. BAKER---John B. Bright, photographed during his retirement party in North Las Vegas, served as director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System. He was honored as Veterans Health Administration Employee of the Year after his retirement from that position after 10 years.</p>

Nevada Disabled American Veterans honor area employers

Jun 06, 2013 2:04am

The Disabled American Veterans is one of the leading veterans service organizations in the state and the nation. Each year the Nevada DAV honors local employers that establish programs that reach...

<p>A sign asking veterans to identify themselves hangs in the courtroom of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Martin Hastings.</p>

Veterans seek justice in courts tailored for them only

May 10, 2013 1:38pm

When it comes to establishing courts that hear cases only from military veterans, there are some individuals who take umbrage and feel that veterans should be tried only in traditional courts....