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Military leaders: Women should have to register for draft
WASHINGTON

Military leaders: Women should have to register for draft

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
The top officers in the Army and Marine Corps testified on Tuesday that they believe it is time for women to register for future military drafts, following the Pentagon's recent decision to open all jobs in combat units to female service members.
 
MALTA

Volunteer program will help vets in Malta

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

The formation of a new volunteer program to assist military veterans living in Malta will be announced at tonight’s Town Board meeting.
 

In Battle of the Bulge, 'We froze'

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Mario Checca's first orders in Europe during World War II were designed to be an easy assignment in the Ardennes Forest along the German-Belgian boarde
 
WWII vet Checca remembered for his service and as family man
AMSTERDAM

WWII vet Checca remembered for his service and as family man

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Mario Checca saw life for what it was. "He was definite in the way he did things,” Pauline Kretser, Checca’s daughter, said. “He knew what he wanted and looked at life in a matter-of-fact way." Checca, a decorated World War II veteran and former prisoner of war known for his service and bravery, died this week.
 
AMSTERDAM

Mario Checca, WWII vet from Amsterdam, dies

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

World War II veteran and former prisoner of war Mario Checca, of Amsterdam, died Monday at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center.
 
Niskayuna veterans ask school board for tax break
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna veterans ask school board for tax break

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
A crowd of dozens of Niskayuna-area veterans urged the Niskayuna Board of Education to pass a tax break that would save veterans hundreds of dollars on their tax bills.
 
Amsterdam man honored for World War II service
FONDA

Amsterdam man honored for World War II service

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
Thomas R. Williams on Tuesday was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.
 
Biofuels will power Navy's next deployment
SAN DIEGO

Biofuels will power Navy's next deployment

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
On Wednesday, there surely will be tears, hugs and excitement as sailors begin another deployment to the world's hotspots. On the surface, it will be a replay of a common occurrence in any Navy town when sailors go to sea, but in the ships' gas tanks will be fuel made from renewable resources that has officials back at the Pentagon exuberant.
 
Mustang love in West Fulton eases veterans’ PTSD
WEST FULTON

Mustang love in West Fulton eases veterans’ PTSD

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
The process of taming a wild mustang is called “gentling.”
 
Nearly 11K military funerals for NY honor guard teams in '15
ALBANY

Nearly 11K military funerals for NY honor guard teams in '15

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015
The honor guards of the New York National Guard are expected to conduct nearly 11,000 funerals for military veterans by year's end.
 
Flags lowered at state buildings to honor fallen NY airman
ALBANY

Flags lowered at state buildings to honor fallen NY airman

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
Flags on state government buildings across New York are being flown at half-staff in honor of an Air National Guard member from Long Island who was among the six U.S. troops killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.
 
VA thinks ex-Saratoga man is dead, cuts off benefits
SARATOGA SPRINGS

VA thinks ex-Saratoga man is dead, cuts off benefits

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015
The government that Joseph Mendez was willing to die for in World War II declared him dead last summer, when he was still very much alive.
 
WWII veteran honored on his 100th birthday
GLENVILLE

WWII veteran honored on his 100th birthday

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, over 400,000 did not return home, but Vincent Cerniglia did.
 
White House taking a look at women and the military draft
WASHINGTON

White House taking a look at women and the military draft

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
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

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

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.
 
 

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