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Saturday, April 18, 2015
After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered “Silent Sentinels” still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the distance.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Clark Farnsworth was honored Saturday morning at the Port of Albany by the American Welding Society for his lifetime of welding and service to his country and community.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
An Afghan soldier shot and killed a U.S. soldier and wounded two others Wednesday before being shot dead, the first so-called "insider attack" to target NATO troops since they ended their combat mission at the start of the year.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Schenectady’s military heroes will be recognized throughout the city starting this spring, in the Hometown Heroes Banner Program.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs.
Monday, March 9, 2015
A new effort by the Capital District Marine Aquarists Society aims to expose more military veterans to aquariums and fish care, since finding ways to unwind is among the issues vets face — along with reconnecting with their families after deployments. Some have made that connection through tropical fish.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Test firing is slated to begin within the next several weeks on an extended range 120mm mortar ballistic test cannon designed by the U.S. Army’s Benét Laboratories.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Faye Dohring is living proof that those who don’t succeed should keep on trying.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
When former Marine Joe Bonfiglio starts thrashing in his sleep, his pit bull service dog jumps on the bed, climbs on top of him and wakes him up to end the flashback.
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
The Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville will be holding on to two C-130 aircraft that had been scheduled for relocation, according to lawmakers.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Two 109th Airlift Wing airmen were among six New York Air National Guard members recognized as Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
The Veterans Business Outreach Center in Albany helps veterans with all aspects of starting a business, free of charge.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
The Coast Guard cutter Thunder Bay is breaking ice along the Hudson River to keep shipping channels open between Kingston and Albany for barges carrying heating oil and road salt.
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
During his third tour in Iraq, U.S. Army Sgt. Eugenio Amador received much-needed morale boosts in the form of care packages sent by America’s Moms for Soldiers.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Police say a former Marine found dead the same day The Associated Press featured the combat veteran in a story highlighting his struggles with post-traumatic stress died of natural causes.