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SARATOGA SPRINGS

Troy man named Veteran of the Year

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
A retired Army colonel from Troy who led ground troops in Vietnam was honored Saturday as the 2014 veteran of the year by the New York State Military Museum and a national military association.
 
LATHAM

National Guard aviation unit gets new chief

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
The state Army National Guard aviation unit based in the Capital Region got a new commander Saturday.
 
NY Sikh student says Army rules bar him from ROTC

NY Sikh student says Army rules bar him from ROTC

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
A Sikh college student has sued the Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving and cutting his hair.
 
America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies
NEW YORK

America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.
 
92-year-old WWII vet fought 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

92-year-old WWII vet fought 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Like thousands of other young men in the 1940s, Rupert Starr joined the Army, fought overseas and saw his share of hardship, including several weeks as a German prisoner of war.
 
Photographer Witowski left lasting images of Vietnam
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Photographer Witowski left lasting images of Vietnam

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Almost everything in Vietnam seemed to capture Bob Witowski’s fancy.
 
Schenectady native reflects on time as director of military justice unit
NEWPORT, R.I.

Schenectady native reflects on time as director of military justice unit

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Schenectady native Robert Sanders, a captain in the U.S. Navy, recently concluded his tenure as the 10th director of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County veterans program sports new logo

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
The Saratoga County Veterans FAVOR discount program is being relaunched with a new logo, County Clerk Craig A. Hayner said Wednesday.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs forum to focus on airman’s Vietnam War photos

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Robert Witowski’s photographs — some never displayed publicly before — will be the focus of a two-hour forum starting at noon today at the Saratoga Springs library.
 
Documentary series tells story of wounded Glenville veteran
GLENVILLE

Documentary series tells story of wounded Glenville veteran

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Jamel Daniels’ experience in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Marines and his long road to recovery from an improvised explosive device blast will be broadcast at 1 p.m. Sunday in “Jamel: Operation Honor,” part of the documentary series, “Wounded: The Battle Back Home,” being broadcast on MSNBC.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Veterans can find help at Saratoga Springs City Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
For an hour each week, military veterans will have a place in Saratoga Springs where they can discretely ask for help.
 
Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
About two-thirds of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize gay marriages, leaving thousands of military families missing out on legal rights they would enjoy if Uncle Sam had stationed them elsewhere.
 
Medal of Honor campaign for Albany WWI hero advances
ALBANY

Medal of Honor campaign for Albany WWI hero advances

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that would allow the president to consider awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sgt. Henry Johnson, a World War I hero from upstate New York.
 
Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON

Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.
 
Albany World War I hero closer to getting Medal of Honor
ALBANY

Albany World War I hero closer to getting Medal of Honor

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Nearly 100 years later, an African-American World War I hero from Albany has inched closer to an honor many say he was unjustly denied: the Medal of Honor.
 
 

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