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WATERVLIET

Workshop for returning veterans interested in business

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
A five-day workshop for veterans interested in starting, buying or growing a business will be held in the Albany area.
 
Rexford man's memories of Battle of Bulge still fresh
REXFORD

Rexford man's memories of Battle of Bulge still fresh

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
The morning of Jan. 7, 1945, John Ericson lay in the snow in Belgium, wearing only a field jacket to protect him from the frigid temperatures after taking a chunk of shrapnel to the chest.
 
Love letter sends Wilton man on quest to learn more about mom’s hidden past
WILTON

Love letter sends Wilton man on quest to learn more about mom’s hidden past

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
On her 80th birthday, Helen O’Conor pulled an old letter from her dresser drawer and asked her son, Ray O’Conor, to read it to her. She had read it in private every year on her birthday for the past 60 years, but her eyes were failing and she could no longer make out the words.
 
Local veteran featured in article found dead
GUILDERLAND

Local veteran featured in article found dead

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
A New York man featured in an Associated Press account of veterans coping with trauma through songwriting was found dead on Sunday, the same day the story was published.
 
ALBANY

DMV documents now include veteran designation

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Veterans can now change their state driver’s license, permit or non-driver identification card to indicate their status as a veteran without paying additional fees.
 
Ex-Marine, service dog featured in video
BALLSTON SPA

Ex-Marine, service dog featured in video

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Last spring, Joseph J. Miranda III was given a service dog through a nonprofit that helps injured former military veterans, regardless of whether they sustained their injury in the military or in later civilian life.
 
New Miracle Center fills veterans’ needs
COLONIE

New Miracle Center fills veterans’ needs

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The Veterans Miracle Center, which opened in mid-November, provides necessities to struggling veterans and active-duty military personnel and connects them with other agencies that can help them get back on their feet.
 
SCHUYLERVILLE

Funds raised for wreaths for vets' graves

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

The Christmas wreath, often an afterthought compared with the family tree, takes on solemn significance when placed at the grave of a departed veteran.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Troy man named Veteran of the Year

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
A retired Army colonel from Troy who led ground troops in Vietnam was honored Saturday as the 2014 veteran of the year by the New York State Military Museum and a national military association.
 
LATHAM

National Guard aviation unit gets new chief

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
The state Army National Guard aviation unit based in the Capital Region got a new commander Saturday.
 
NY Sikh student says Army rules bar him from ROTC

NY Sikh student says Army rules bar him from ROTC

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
A Sikh college student has sued the Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving and cutting his hair.
 
America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies
NEW YORK

America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.
 
92-year-old WWII vet fought 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

92-year-old WWII vet fought 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Like thousands of other young men in the 1940s, Rupert Starr joined the Army, fought overseas and saw his share of hardship, including several weeks as a German prisoner of war.
 
Photographer Witowski left lasting images of Vietnam
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Photographer Witowski left lasting images of Vietnam

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Almost everything in Vietnam seemed to capture Bob Witowski’s fancy.
 
Schenectady native reflects on time as director of military justice unit
NEWPORT, R.I.

Schenectady native reflects on time as director of military justice unit

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Schenectady native Robert Sanders, a captain in the U.S. Navy, recently concluded his tenure as the 10th director of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies.
 
 

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