CARS HOMES JOBS
 
QUEENSBURY

Amputee veteran kept off amusement park ride

Thursday, July 10, 2014
An Army veteran who lost both legs in Iraq was upset after being prohibited from using some of the thrill rides at the Six Flags Great Escape amusement park last weekend.
 
Young, active war wounded pushing medical science
SAN DIEGO

Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The Naval Health Research Center is launching a major, six-year study on wounded warriors to track their quality of life and better understand the road to recovery.
 
USS Slater returns to Albany shipshape and with dazzling paint scheme
ALBANY

USS Slater returns to Albany shipshape and with dazzling paint scheme

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The historic USS Slater arrived at the Port of Albany just after 7 a.m. on Monday, displaying a new paint job to spectators as the ship made its way up the Hudson River.
 
Retired Marine Gagnon to head chamber's UMAC

Retired Marine Gagnon to head chamber's UMAC

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The Unified Military Affairs Council, created by The Chamber of Schenectady County, has appointed Ray Gagnon as its new chairman. Gagnon is a retired Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant and the founderClifton Park-based B.O.S.S. Inc.
 

WWII vet and longtime Jonesville fireman honored

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Louis J. Pasquarell Sr., who died in January at age 98, was honored June 17 as Saratoga County’s Deceased Veteran of the Month. Pasquarell was a World War II veteran and a 77-year member of the Jonesville Fire Department.
 
Veterans’ protest targets VA scandal
ALBANY

Veterans’ protest targets VA scandal

Friday, June 20, 2014
A group of local veterans gathered Thursday outside the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center to protest deplorable health care treatment offered at some VA hospitals, while praising the hospital they stood in front of and VA care in general.
 
FORT DRUM

34-year-old Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Military officials say a soldier with the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division based in northern New York has died while serving in Afghanistan.
 
D-Day vets share memories of Allied assault
CAPITAL REGION

D-Day vets share memories of Allied assault

Friday, June 6, 2014
Rotterdam’s Julius Boreali and Colonie's Joseph Ross were part of D-Day, the bold military action taken by Allied forces on the Normandy coast of France 70 years ago today.
 
D-Day ship's US flag sells for $350K at auction
ALBANY

D-Day ship's US flag sells for $350K at auction

Thursday, June 5, 2014
A U.S. flag from one of the thousands of Allied ships that delivered troops to the Normandy beaches sold for $350,000 at a New York City auction.
 

National Guard sergeant from Queensbury wins regional competition

Thursday, June 5, 2014
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeff Dorvee of Queensbury won top honors in the Northeast region Best Warrior Competition in May.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Online database has info on WWII casualties

Thursday, June 5, 2014
The names of more than 37,000 New Yorkers who gave their lives during World War II can now be searched online and downloaded into a searchable Excel spreadsheet.
 
RENSSELAER

Rensselaer man to take CST post

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Army National Guard Lt. Col. Andrew Pinckney will take command of the New York National Guard’s 2nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team next week.
 
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company taking expertise to Canada to clear out unexploded material
GLENVILLE

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company taking expertise to Canada to clear out unexploded material

Thursday, June 5, 2014
This weekend, the New York National Guard’s 1108th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company will be traveling north to assist the Canadian government in clearing nearly 6,000 pounds of unexploded bombs.
 
ALBANY

Albany man to command ‘Hell Fighters’

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Col. David Martinez, an Albany resident and veteran of the Iraq War, has been named to command the New York Army National Guard’s historic 369th Sustainment Brigade.
 
BALLSTON SPA

McClement to head Saratoga County veterans’ services office

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Frank McClement of Waterford has been named Saratoga County’s new director of veterans’ services.
 
 

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