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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.
 
Schenectady WWII veteran reaches century mark
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady WWII veteran reaches century mark

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Eugeen Brunelle has slowed down a bit over the years, but even now, at age 100, he likes to tinker with mechanical things, read and do yard work.
 

Guard members to be trained in Texas before Kuwait deployment

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
New York's soldiers who faced high winds and raging floodwater from recent disasters are preparing to head off for training before braving bullets and bombs at the start of 2014. Roughly 450 soldiers from the New York Army National Guard, members of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, will be training in Fort Hood, Texas, before leaving for Kuwait.
 
Student/vet appreciates SUNY Cobleskill’s ‘military friendly’ status
COBLESKILL

Student/vet appreciates SUNY Cobleskill’s ‘military friendly’ status

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Following organizing efforts that led to a new Student Veteran Association, the addition of a college Director of Veterans Affairs and construction of a veterans memorial on campus, Marine veteran Andrew Tator walks proudly at SUNY Cobleskill.
 
Shutdown having trickle-down effect
GLENVILLE

Shutdown having trickle-down effect

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
Restaurants regularly patronized by workers with the Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing have not all seen a loss of business due to the furloughs, but employees at several eating establishments voiced concern about the potential for lost business should the government shutdown drag on.
 
JOHNSTOWN

Settlement expected in reservist's lawsuit against Johnstown yogurt maker

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
A military reservist will likely settle his long-running worker discrimination case against a Johnstown yogurt-maker out of court, his attorney said Tuesday.
 
Songwriters, veterans collaborate during emotional weekend retreat
RENSSELAERVILLE

Songwriters, veterans collaborate during emotional weekend retreat

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
SongwritingWith: Soldiers retreats give soldiers and veterans a chance to talk about their experiences in the service with professional songwriters, who then compose songs based on the conversations.
 
LATHAM

Yearlong tour in Texas, Kuwait for 2 Guard units

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
About 180 members of the New York Army National Guard were honored at a farewell ceremony Saturday at Shaker High School.
 
Downstate disaster drill fitting after train wrecks
VALHALLA

Downstate disaster drill fitting after train wrecks

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
About 500 soldiers descended downstate in Westchester County for a weekend of training in the second week of August, an event U.S. Army Lt. Col. Aron Sacchetti said was planned long before Schenectady and Montgomery counties saw three trains derail, and before the deadly disaster in Canada.
 
Mobile simulation gives look at roles, responsibilities in Air National Guard
SCHAGHTICOKE

Mobile simulation gives look at roles, responsibilities in Air National Guard

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
One side of the Air National Guard’s Mobile Experience booth looks much like a kitchen that could be found in any residence across the country. But through another door in the exhibit is a mock command post designed to look like the ones guardsmen see when they’re deployed on missions.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Trainer tells group military sexual trauma rampant

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
The Department of Defense estimates that more than 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2012, and that only about 3,374 of those rapes were reported.
 
 

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