The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region
Advertisement
Promotions
White House taking a look at women and the military draft

WASHINGTON

White House taking a look at women and the military draft

The government is deliberating whether to propose Selective Service changes that would make women eligible for the military draft, the White house said Friday, a day after the Pentagon said it would no longer bar women from combat jobs.

ALBANY

Veteran dies after jumping from Albany parking garage

A 34-year-old man jumped to his death from a New Scotland Avenue parking garage near the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center on Friday.

NY National Guard helps send Christmas trees to bases

Soldiers and airmen from the New York National Guard are helping in the annual effort to send Christmas trees to military bases around the country and overseas.

Once homeless, vets find much to be thankful for in Sch'dy

SCHAGHTICOKE

Once homeless, vets find much to be thankful for in Sch'dy

“Warm sunshine on my face,” “Having a pulse” and “Waking up this morning” — those are what formerly homeless veterans are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Flag honors Schenectady soldier killed in Vietnam

NISKAYUNA

Flag honors Schenectady soldier killed in Vietnam

Joe Skumurski’s Thanksgiving gathering began Wednesday.

ALBANY

Military personnel, vets can get free turkey at Albany law office

The annual “Turkeys for Veterans” program, sponsored by Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets, will provide free turkeys to active duty and retired military personnel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the law firm’s office, located at 441 New Karner Road.

How Veterans Day is commemorated around the United States

How Veterans Day is commemorated around the United States

Ninety-seven years ago, an armistice ended World War I, which was then the greatest conflict the world had ever seen. Armistice Day became Veterans Day in the 1950s and now commemorates the spirit of all U.S. military members. A look at how the day is being observed across the country.

VA enters stretch on goals for homelessness, claims backlog

VA enters stretch on goals for homelessness, claims backlog

Though it has made much progress, the Department of Veterans Affairs is likely to miss its target on two ambitious goals: ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims.

Veterans Day tribute has green lights in demand

CAPITAL REGION

Veterans Day tribute has green lights in demand

A Veterans Day salute has meant lights out for many Capital Region hardware and home improvement stores.

WWII vet, awarded three Purple Hearts, recalls service

COHOES

WWII vet, awarded three Purple Hearts, recalls service

Bill McQuade never feared.

NY lawmakers say state can do more to help its veterans

ALBANY

NY lawmakers say state can do more to help its veterans

There's a push by some lawmakers in New York to do more to help the Empire State's veterans with securing jobs, housing, mental health care and other services.

F-16 being put on display at NY National Guard headquarters

An F-16 fighter jet is being added to the military hardware on display outside the headquarters of the New York National Guard.

High honors: Veterans, soldiers featured on banners

High honors: Veterans, soldiers featured on banners

Colleen Merays had a feeling the Hometown Heroes Banner Program was a great idea, and she wasn’t disappointed.

A distinguished career working for the military

A distinguished career working for the military

Fred Clas, 93, of Niskayuna was inducted recently into the Army Material Command Hall of Fame.

LATHAM

Ballston Spa man to become state Guard's top enlisted soldier

Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski of Ballston Spa will become the top enlisted soldier in the New York State National Guard during a ceremony today in Latham.

Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake

WASHINGTON

Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake

U.S. forces attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing at least 22 people, despite "rigorous" U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday.

WWI hero's Medal of Honor to be displayed in Albany

ALBANY

WWI hero's Medal of Honor to be displayed in Albany

The Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to a World War I hero from Albany will be put on temporary display in his hometown.

Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women

WASHINGTON

Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women

The commander of the Navy's special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he warns that women will have greater risk of injury and says the service may be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.

Commander tours Ballston Spa shelter for homeless vets

BALLSTON SPA

Commander tours Ballston Spa shelter for homeless vets

The government should be intervening to make sure no veteran is homeless, American Legion State Commander James Yermas said Thursday.

Mechanicville WWII vet spread news of Japan's surrender

MECHANICVILLE

Mechanicville WWII vet spread news of Japan's surrender

A young sailor from Mechanicville was a shipboard radioman helping news organizations get the word out to the world that the Japanese had officially surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945.

columnists & blogs