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ALBANY

New York gives tuition break to veterans

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state.
 
General buried with honors at Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va.

General buried with honors at Arlington

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
The highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War was buried with full honors Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony attended by his family and platoons of fellow warriors.
 
ALBANY

New ethics rules for NY counselors of veterans

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs has agreed to new ethics rules following an investigation showing two counselors received large inheritances from vets they helped.
 
Mechanicville World War II vet receives medals
MECHANICVILLE

Mechanicville World War II vet receives medals

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Stephen Dennis was awarded a World War II Victory Medal, an American Campaign Medal, an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, a Navy Occupation Service Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and a Combat Action Ribbon, all distinctions due him when he left the service in November 1945.
 
Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Veterans may soon have easier access to government-paid health care under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday, the government's most sweeping response to date to a public uproar over systemwide problems that have rocked the Veterans Affairs Department.
 
Guilderland father of slain general recalls hopeful boy
GUILDERLAND

Guilderland father of slain general recalls hopeful boy

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
While the nation mourns Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, his father is mourning 7-year-old Harry Greene, the boy who kept his faith in the Red Sox despite his parents’ dire predictions.
 
ALBANY

Soldiers, center receive a fond farewell

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
The last soldiers stationed at Albany’s Maj. James J. O’Donovan Center were given a farewell Saturday, as they prepare to transfer to the new U.S. Army Reserve Center in Niskayuna in September.
 
Afghan attack kills Albany native, RPI grad

Afghan attack kills Albany native, RPI grad

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, a 34-year veteran and Albany native, was shot to death Tuesday in Afghanistan when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops.
 
ALBANY

Authorities say soldiers get $92M in debt relief

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel.
 
Soldier returns to Amsterdam after eight months in Afghanistan
AMSTERDAM

Soldier returns to Amsterdam after eight months in Afghanistan

Monday, July 14, 2014
“Is this real?” That was the question that popped into Steven Goris’ mind when he woke up July 9. He was, after all, back in his own bed in Amsterdam. Which was obviously different from waking up at his Army base in Afghanistan.
 
SYRACUSE

New York National Guard readies for summer drills

Sunday, July 13, 2014
More than 2,000 soldiers from the New York National Guard are gearing up for annual summer training.
 
Utah veteran courted death on Omaha Beach

Utah veteran courted death on Omaha Beach

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Quentin Murdock, 94, can never forget his harrowing minutes on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944, as the 1st Infantry Division attempted to breach German coastal defenses in the first large-scale invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.
 
Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero Henry Johnson continues
ALBANY

Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero Henry Johnson continues

Friday, July 11, 2014
Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to getting a posthumous Medal of Honor.
 
QUEENSBURY

Amputee veteran kept off amusement park ride

Thursday, July 10, 2014
An Army veteran who lost both legs in Iraq was upset after being prohibited from using some of the thrill rides at the Six Flags Great Escape amusement park last weekend.
 
Young, active war wounded pushing medical science
SAN DIEGO

Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The Naval Health Research Center is launching a major, six-year study on wounded warriors to track their quality of life and better understand the road to recovery.
 
 

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