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Scotia man gathering bios of men and women who died in Korea
SCOTIA

Scotia man gathering bios of men and women who died in Korea

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
For close to 20 years, Robert Hall Jr. has worked to put photos and life stories with the name of each Schenectady County military member whose life was lost during the Korean War.
 
Books for Troops founder honored
HALFMOON

Books for Troops founder honored

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Retired teacher Ellen Keegan, who founded Books for Troops in 2010, was presented with a proclamation April 7 by Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam.
 
Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman
WASHINGTON

Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a respected, combat hardened commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to lead the military during a key period of transition.
 
NY State Military Museum opening Vietnam War exhibit
SARATOGA SPRINGS

NY State Military Museum opening Vietnam War exhibit

Thursday, April 30, 2015
A new exhibit on the Vietnam War is opening at the New York State Military Museum on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.
 
‘Silent Sentinels’ stand guard 150 years later
SARATOGA SPRINGS

‘Silent Sentinels’ stand guard 150 years later

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.
 
National welding group honors Scotia man as USS Slater volunteer
ALBANY

National welding group honors Scotia man as USS Slater volunteer

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.
 
Afghan soldier kills 1 American soldier, wounds 2 US troops
KABUL, Afghanistan

Afghan soldier kills 1 American soldier, wounds 2 US troops

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.
 
Schenectady banners to recognize veterans, active military
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady banners to recognize veterans, active military

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Schenectady’s military heroes will be recognized throughout the city starting this spring, in the Hometown Heroes Banner Program.
 
Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

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.
 
Donated aquariums help vets de-stress
CAPITAL REGION

Donated aquariums help vets de-stress

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.
 
Benét Laboratories’ 120mm cannon set for test-firing this month
WATERVLIET

Benét Laboratories’ 120mm cannon set for test-firing this month

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.
 
Niskayuna student in line for commission
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna student in line for commission

Monday, March 2, 2015

Faye Dohring is living proof that those who don’t succeed should keep on trying.
 
Rescued pit bulls fight stigma by guiding people in need
LOS ANGELES

Rescued pit bulls fight stigma by guiding people in need

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.
 
Planes to stay at Stratton air base
GLENVILLE

Planes to stay at Stratton air base

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.
 
GLENVILLE

Two 109th Airlift members named Airmen of Year

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.
 
 

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