CARS HOMES JOBS
 
ALBANY

Authorities say soldiers get $92M in debt relief

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel.
 
Soldier returns to Amsterdam after eight months in Afghanistan
AMSTERDAM

Soldier returns to Amsterdam after eight months in Afghanistan

Monday, July 14, 2014
“Is this real?” That was the question that popped into Steven Goris’ mind when he woke up July 9. He was, after all, back in his own bed in Amsterdam. Which was obviously different from waking up at his Army base in Afghanistan.
 
SYRACUSE

New York National Guard readies for summer drills

Sunday, July 13, 2014
More than 2,000 soldiers from the New York National Guard are gearing up for annual summer training.
 
Utah veteran courted death on Omaha Beach

Utah veteran courted death on Omaha Beach

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Quentin Murdock, 94, can never forget his harrowing minutes on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944, as the 1st Infantry Division attempted to breach German coastal defenses in the first large-scale invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.
 
Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero Henry Johnson continues
ALBANY

Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero Henry Johnson continues

Friday, July 11, 2014
Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to getting a posthumous Medal of Honor.
 
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.
 
 

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