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By Dr. Linda Miller The Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge begins December 16. This was the date in 1944 in Bastogne, Belgium in fog and zero degrees American soldiers were surprised at 5:30 a.m. by German Panzer divisions roaring out of the Ardennes Forest. The Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle in...
By: Vic “Doc” Moss Adjutant, American Legion Paradise Post 149 Each year, the American Legion Paradise Post 149 teams up with the Desert Spring United Methodist Church to collect food over Veterans Day Weekend for Post 149’s Operation Vegas Heroes.  This year, the food collected was taken to the Southern Nevada VA Fisher House, which is one of Post 149’s...
Written by Megan Way | Photos and Interview by Su Phelps After serving as Clark County’s Fire Chief for 5 years, on February 6th, 2020, Fire Chief Greg Cassell will pass on the title of Clark County Fire Chief to Deputy Fire Chief John Steinbeck. Greg Cassell was appointed Fire Chief on Feb. 17, 2015. A Las Vegas Native, he...
By: Megan Way | Photos by Su Phelps On December 14th, 2019, Fifth and fourth graders from Mendoza Elementary visited the Bridge at Paradise Valley residents to fill the place with some Christmas cheer and song. Caryn Mears, a kindergarten music teacher, and daughter of resident Connie Mears, led in song with her guitar.
By: Megan Way | Photos by Su Phelps Saturday December 14th the VFW 10047 hosted their annual Christmas Party. The post members and auxiliary members have been planning this party every year since the post was organized. 10047 auxiliary president Maggie Gibbs, whose husband was in the army, says I couldn’t even count how many times we’ve done it. I’ve...
By: VRN Staff | Photos by Su Phelps VFW Post 12119 in cooperation with VFW Post 10047 continued a 47-year tradition by delivering food baskets to veterans, widows and seniors three times a year at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Butch Beltran who is the Senior Vice Commander of the VFW for the State of Nevada began coordinating the program 15...
By: Megan Way | Photos by Jackie Brett Walker Furniture adds another year to their Home for The Holiday program where citizens nominate Valley families in need, for local non-profit organizations, first-responders to narrow down to 35 families were chosen by the Executive Committee to receive an entire houseful of brand-new furniture. The 35 chosen families were announced at Walker’s Home...
From the Office of Congresswoman Dina Titus Current law unfairly requires surviving spouses of deceased military members to forfeit part or all of their Department of Defense Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity when they receive Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs. More than 60,000 surviving families are negatively impacted by the SBP-DIC offset, which reduces...
By: VRN Staff | Photos by Su Phelps The Korean War Veterans Chapter 329 held a Pearl Harbor Memorial and Honor Flight Fundraising event on December 7th, 2019 at the Cactus Valley Retirement Resort. Commander Chuck Johnson opened the meeting by acknowledging his board and members of the Korean community which supported them. Then he welcomed Belinda Morse, President and...
By: Michael Johnson The Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. Chapter #8, Los Angeles, wishes to announce the passing of Mr. Vaughan H. Whitworth of Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 10, 2019. Mr. Whitworth, 94, was born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina. He was drafted into the United States Marine Corps from Raleigh, North Carolina on November 11, 1943....
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