CARS HOMES JOBS
 
ALBANY

Area groups offer programs for disabled vets

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
A rapid rehousing program, a snow festival and a reconnection workshop were among the veterans’ resources highlighted at the Disabled Veterans’ Summit held Jan. 29 in Albany.
 
ALBANY

Delmar man to lead ‘Fighting 69th’

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
Maj. Sean Flynn’s link to the New York Army National Guard’s 69th Infantry Regiment stretches back through both world wars to the Civil War, when two of his Irish immigrant ancestors served in the Manhattan-based unit.
 

Officials: Cuomo to set agenda boosting veterans

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will propose measures this week to benefit some of New York's more than 900,000 military veterans, targeting businesses owned by disabled vets for some state contracts, according to administration officials familiar with the plan.

 
Schumer aims to lift fortunes of Glenville air base
GLENVILLE

Schumer aims to lift fortunes of Glenville air base

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
The 109th Airlift Wing provides vital support for basic scientific research in the Antarctic, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Friday as he vowed to fight for its continued federal funding.
 
Military funerals begin to decline
CAPITAL REGION

Military funerals begin to decline

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
Members of New York State’s military counted a sobering number of losses in 2013: the New York Army and Air National Guard’s members provided 11,560 military funeral services last year.
 

Cobleskill students replace WWII vet's missing US flag

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
Five students at an upstate New York college are being praised for replacing a U.S. flag that disappeared from the home of a World War II combat veteran.
 

NY honor guards at 11K-plus vets' funerals in '13

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
Members of the New York National Guard's honor guards are expected to have provided military funeral services to more than 11,500 veterans by the end of the year.

 

NY Army Guard unit being honored for Afghan duty

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
A ceremony is being held to honor members of a Rochester-based Army National Guard helicopter unit credited with saving more than 500 lives during its 10-month deployment in Afghanistan.
 
Events in region honor service members, vets
CAPITAL REGION

Events in region honor service members, vets

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Special events and activities that honor military troops and veterans will take place throughout the Capital Region this month.
 

Congress seeks medal for WW II-era US spy agency

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
Legislation introduced in Congress seeks to award one of the nation's highest civilian honors to members of the World War-era spy agency led by New York native Gen. William "Wild Bill" Donovan.
 
Volunteers install ramp for disabled Gloversville vet
GLOVERSVILLE

Volunteers install ramp for disabled Gloversville vet

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
Chuck Hart lost both of his legs to peripheral vascular disease in a string of surgeries starting in 2003. For more than six months, he’s been confined to his 5 Beech St. home in Gloversville because it didn’t have a wheelchair ramp.
 
11/11: Honoring veterans
FLORIDA

11/11: Honoring veterans

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013
An early Veterans Day ceremony in the Town of Florida Veterans Park drew a large crowd of local and regional leaders.
 
Veteran helps others share their memories
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Veteran helps others share their memories

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
After more than 10 years of helping veterans document their military experience, Wayne Clarke retired in December 2012 from the New York State Military Museum. He hasn’t, however, left the oral history program.
 
High winds, tent topple iconic Fort Drum statue

High winds, tent topple iconic Fort Drum statue

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
A statue that has become the iconic symbol of the Army's 10th Mountain Division is out of commission after being topped by high winds.

 

Proposal would speed, simplify care of veterans

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
A senator says a snafu is delaying some care to veterans and slowing benefit checks.

 
 

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