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Remembering 57th Fighter Group’s Palm Sunday Goose Shoot

A famous battle involving a Nellis Air Force fighting group will be remembered this weekend.

April 18 marks an important day in the history of the 57th Wing and the U.S. Air Force. In 1943, the 57th Fighter Group - now known as the 57th Operations Group at Nellis AFB - dealt a "fatal blow" to the German air force. The story of the unit's achievement that day made headlines around the world, and became known as the Palm Sunday Goose Shoot.

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Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Michelle Obama says she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.

The first lady visited the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday as families decorated Easter cards.

She thanked the Fisher House for providing military families with "a home away from home" during tough times. The program gives temporary housing for military families while their loved ones receive medical care.

Mrs. Obama was accompanied by first dogs Bo and Sunny, as she handed out cookies made by the White House pastry chefs in the shape of the Portuguese water dogs and the White House.

She also brought tickets for next Monday's White House Egg Roll.

Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Michelle Obama says she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.

The first lady visited the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday as families decorated Easter cards.

She thanked the Fisher House for providing military families with "a home away from home" during tough times. The program gives temporary housing for military families while their loved ones receive medical care.

Mrs. Obama was accompanied by first dogs Bo and Sunny, as she handed out cookies made by the White House pastry chefs in the shape of the Portuguese water dogs and the White House.

She also brought tickets for next Monday's White House Egg Roll.

Four departments battle fire at recycling plant

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North Las Vegas, Nev. -- Four fire departments including North Las Vegas, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, Nellis Air Force Base and Clark County responded to a fire at a recycling plant in North Las Vegas Friday afternoon.

The fire started just before 3 p.m., but crews took a couple of hours to put out hot spots.

There is still no word on what caused the fire, but it is likely combustible material inside a scrap pile are to blame, officials said.

North Las Vegas Fire will be the primary investigators into the cause of the blaze.

Lawmakers organizing support for A-10 Thunderbolt warhorse

A plan to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt is getting resistance from lawmakers.

A band of lawmakers announced Thursday they will organize in support of the A-10 Thunderbolt, a close-air support fighter the Pentagon wants to retire over the next five years.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

99th SFS wins 2013 AF Large Security Forces Unit Award

A Nellis Air Force Base unit wins prestigious Air Force award.

Nothing less than hard work and exceptional skills are responsible for the 99th Security Forces Squadron being named the 2013 Air Force Outstanding Large Security Forces Unit.

Read more at the Nellis Air Force Base website.

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Special Driver's Edge session offered Saturday

LAS VEGAS -- Driver's Edge, the teen driving program, is holding a special program this Saturday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The program will be held at 1 p.m. There are openings for only 15 to 20 teens who have a least a learners permit. The program is usually filled up with in minutes of opening registration.

The program teaches life-saving skills to new drivers, including lane change maneuvers, anti-lock braking and skid control. There is also a session on the dangers of impaired driving.

The program is free and is made possible by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, parents or teens can call (702) 901-7233. For more information or to register, go to driversedge.org.