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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.

 
Flight starts season of shuttles to Antarctica
GLENVILLE

Flight starts season of shuttles to Antarctica

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
An LC-130 Hercules aircraft destined for the South Pole took off from Stratton Air National Guard Base Oct. 18, signaling the start of the 109th Airlift Wing’s 26th season in support of Operation Deep Freeze.
 

NY Guard team to join disaster response drill

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Members of New York's Army and Air National Guard are heading to Maine to participate in a national disaster response exercise.

 
COLONIE

Dunkin’ Donuts donates $30K to Toys for Tots; holiday train set Dec. 7 and 8

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
The Marine Corps Reserves’ Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train, presented by Canadian Pacific and Amtrak, will motor its way through the Capital Region Dec. 7 and 8 as the highlight of the Marines’ signature holiday toy drive.
 

Veterans' Day breakfast to honor those who served

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
Veterans past and present will be honored on Nov. 7 at the “To Honor & Serve” Veterans’ Day Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia.
 
ALBANY

Albany Law School event offers vets assistance

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
Local veterans and the legal issues they face will be the focus of an event hosted Saturday by Albany Law School’s Veterans Pro Bono Group.
 
Job fair helps veterans find civilian employment
LATHAM

Job fair helps veterans find civilian employment

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
About 70 businesses — including General Electric, Amtrak, Southwest Airlines, DeCrescente Distributing and Staples — sent representatives to the Division of Military and Naval Affairs’ headquarters in Latham.
 
 

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