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NY National Guard helps send Christmas trees to bases

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
Soldiers and airmen from the New York National Guard are helping in the annual effort to send Christmas trees to military bases around the country and overseas.

 
Once homeless, vets find much to be thankful for in Sch'dy
SCHAGHTICOKE

Once homeless, vets find much to be thankful for in Sch'dy

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
“Warm sunshine on my face,” “Having a pulse” and “Waking up this morning” — those are what formerly homeless veterans are thankful for this Thanksgiving.
 
Flag honors Schenectady soldier killed in Vietnam
NISKAYUNA

Flag honors Schenectady soldier killed in Vietnam

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Joe Skumurski’s Thanksgiving gathering began Wednesday.
 
ALBANY

Military personnel, vets can get free turkey at Albany law office

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
The annual “Turkeys for Veterans” program, sponsored by Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets, will provide free turkeys to active duty and retired military personnel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the law firm’s office, located at 441 New Karner Road.
 
How Veterans Day is commemorated around the United States

How Veterans Day is commemorated around the United States

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Ninety-seven years ago, an armistice ended World War I, which was then the greatest conflict the world had ever seen. Armistice Day became Veterans Day in the 1950s and now commemorates the spirit of all U.S. military members. A look at how the day is being observed across the country.
 
VA enters stretch on goals for homelessness, claims backlog

VA enters stretch on goals for homelessness, claims backlog

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Though it has made much progress, the Department of Veterans Affairs is likely to miss its target on two ambitious goals: ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims.

 
Veterans Day tribute has green lights in demand
CAPITAL REGION

Veterans Day tribute has green lights in demand

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
A Veterans Day salute has meant lights out for many Capital Region hardware and home improvement stores.
 
WWII vet, awarded three Purple Hearts, recalls service
COHOES

WWII vet, awarded three Purple Hearts, recalls service

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Bill McQuade never feared.
 
NY lawmakers say state can do more to help its veterans
ALBANY

NY lawmakers say state can do more to help its veterans

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
There's a push by some lawmakers in New York to do more to help the Empire State's veterans with securing jobs, housing, mental health care and other services.
 

F-16 being put on display at NY National Guard headquarters

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
An F-16 fighter jet is being added to the military hardware on display outside the headquarters of the New York National Guard.

 
High honors: Veterans, soldiers featured on banners

High honors: Veterans, soldiers featured on banners

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
Colleen Merays had a feeling the Hometown Heroes Banner Program was a great idea, and she wasn’t disappointed.
 
A distinguished career working for the military

A distinguished career working for the military

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
Fred Clas, 93, of Niskayuna was inducted recently into the Army Material Command Hall of Fame.
 
LATHAM

Ballston Spa man to become state Guard's top enlisted soldier

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski of Ballston Spa will become the top enlisted soldier in the New York State National Guard during a ceremony today in Latham.
 
Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake
WASHINGTON

Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
U.S. forces attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing at least 22 people, despite "rigorous" U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday.
 
WWI hero's Medal of Honor to be displayed in Albany
ALBANY

WWI hero's Medal of Honor to be displayed in Albany

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
The Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to a World War I hero from Albany will be put on temporary display in his hometown.
 
 

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