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A U.S. navy aircraft parked on a base.
U.S. Navy

More public lands in northern Nevada could soon be under local control. But, parcels could also become part of a U.S. Navy bombing range.

A nearly full moon rising over Nevada desert mountains.
WSA - CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus Photography

The US Navy wants to expand the training area for its fighter pilot school at the Naval Air Station in Fallon to four times its current size. KUNR Contributor Brian Bahouth with The Sierra Nevada Ally has the latest update on this controversial proposal.

The House’s newly passed defense bill will establish a new armed services branch, the United States Space Force, which will be headquartered in Colorado Springs.

Photo by the First U.S. Army Signal Corps from the U.S. Library of Congress.

The 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is this week. The events of that shocking day, when 2,400 Americans were killed, and more than a thousand were wounded, can seem pretty distant.  Historian Alicia Barber brings it home with the story of a Nevada native who witnessed it first hand in this episode of "Time and Place."

Photo provided to the University of Nevada Oral History Program by Mary Forson.

The Second World War prompted the establishment of many new military installations throughout California and Nevada, including the Sierra Army Depot. It was built in Herlong, California in 1942 as a storage facility for ammunition. To learn more, we join professional historian Alicia Barber for this segment of Time & Place.

Located about sixty miles north of Reno, Herlong became one of the destinations for Italian prisoners of war who were captured overseas by the United States and their Allies.

Julia Ritchey

"Hello, Nevada! Wow...."

So began Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, appearing at a rally of about 300 people at the Grand Sierra Resort on Monday night. 

Nevada Ranks 43rd For Military Retirees

May 31, 2016
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A new study shows that Nevada ranks 43rd nationwide as a favorable place for military retirees. Jill Gonzalez is with Wallet Hub, which conducted the study.

She told our media partner KNPR in Las Vegas that access to healthcare is a glaring problem with the state's profound doctor shortage. She also points to limited job opportunities for people when they return to civilian life.

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In his novel, “Youngblood," Matt Gallagher displays a skillful writer’s slight-of-hand. He recreates the sights and sounds - intense desert heat, confusion, and fear - of a soldier's world. 

Gallagher, who is originally from Reno, was a combat arms officer and a captain in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2007. He told about the experiences in a blog he kept at the time, and then later in the memoir, “Kaboom.”

He’s now a contributor to the “At War” blog in The New York Times.

“Youngblood” is his first novel. And he’s says it’s not really a war novel, or not only that. 

  

The top military official from the Kingdom of Tonga is in the Silver State marking his country's unique partnership with the Nevada National Guard.

Brigadier General Tau'aika ’Uta’atu and his small delegation gather by a hanger at the Reno-Stead Airport. They’re there to observe Air National Guardsmen perform some military drills.