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Free Tickets for Active Military


An entertainer on the Strip is offering a free ticket to his show for active members of the U.S. military throughout the entire year.

George Wallace performs his show “I Be Thinkin’” at the Flamingo. Active members of the military must show a valid military ID to get one free ticket to see Wallace. The comedian has been at the Flamingo for six years. He provides more than just a comedy show. He also gives out prizes during the performance and includes audience members in the show. Wallace’s show starts at 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For ticket information, call 733-3333 or visit flamingolasvegas.com.

Military Moms to be Showered with Gifts and Appreciation

Military Moms to be Showered with Gifts and Appreciation


Military moms will get a special treat this weekend. Volunteers with the National Charity League have put together special gift baskets for expecting moms that are either in the military themselves or have a spouse in the military.

Operation Showers of Appreciation will present 22 baskets full of some of the essential items new moms will need. The charity chose the military moms because many of them are new to the area and do not have anyone to throw them a baby shower.

The shower will be held at Nellis Air Force Base but all branches of the military have been invited to attend. Most of the women are first-time moms or are expecting multiples. Some of the women are expecting to give birth while their husbands are deployed.

Aviation Nation Launches at Nellis

More than 100,000 people are expected to turnout for one of the biggest free events in southern Nevada: Aviation Nation.

The annual open house starts Saturday morning at Nellis Air Force Base. While the event opens for everyone this weekend, the base opened its doors Friday to veterans and their families for a special preview.

"It is a great place to take my son. It feels a lot closer to what my husband does on a daily basis out here and seeing all this stuff going on and flying," said spectator Sarah Bond.

The show features more than 100 different forms of aircraft spanning 70 years of American air power. The skies over Nellis were filled with a deafening aerial display Friday afternoon. From modern fighter jets to World War II planes, the sky was full of the best the Air Force has to offer.

Search Starts for Military Spouse of the Year


A national magazine focused on military spouses has opened nominations for the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year award.

This is the fifth year of the award. It honors military spouses from any branch of service and any rank. The magazine wants people in the military community and civilians to consider nominating a friend, relative or neighbor for the award.

The award will go to a person who has made remarkable contributions to the military community. The person must be the spouse of a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces. They’re looking for someone who has worked to improve the community, made volunteer efforts, shown personal sacrifice and demonstrated specific support to the military.

Free Vaccines for Military Pets

A local pet rescue organization is offering free vaccines for dogs and cats of military families.

The Those Left Behind Foundation is holding the vaccine clinic Saturday at Store The Box Warehouse, 6895 Speedway Boulevard, Suite Z - 106, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. People interested in getting their dogs vaccinated should call to pre-register. The event is open for all pets but the organizers would prefer those who need cats vaccinated to call for a separate appointment. 

Those Left Behind Foundation is dedicated to helping the pets who have been left behind by the illness or death of their owner. The group also helps animals that have been abandoned or abused.

For more information or to pre-register, go to tlbfoundation.org.

United Way Remembers 9/11

United Way Remembers 9/11

The United Way of Southern Nevada is marking the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a campaign encouraging people to volunteer. 

The Nevada Remembers Campaign invites people to thank members of the military by pledging to serve their community. People interested will pledge to volunteer throughout the whole year. They will then write a note of appreciation that will be delivered to Nellis Air Force Base or the Naval Reserves.

You can sign up to serve, track hours and see how many hours have been pledged at www.VolunteerCenterSN.org. HandsOn Nevada is running the program. It is a program of the United Way that works with companies, families, and individuals to create volunteer opportunities.

Blood Drive to Honor the Fallen from 9/11

A blood drive is planned for Friday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to honor the victims of Sept. 11.

The interactive attraction CSI: The Experience is sponsoring the event. The drive is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Infield Media Center. All donors will get a free admission to the attraction at the MGM Grand. They'll also get a free ticket to the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race and a voucher for a free 16-ounce cup at U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt. Plus, donors will be entered to win the grand prize: a pack of tickets to the 2012 NASCAR weekend with Neon Garage passes.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call United Blood Services at (702) 638-7400 or go to unitedbloodservices.org