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Town of Florida's Veterans Memorial taking shape
FLORIDA

Town of Florida's Veterans Memorial taking shape

Monday, May 18, 2015
Three pieces of steel from the South Tower of the World Trade Center are standing erect for the first time since they fell in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on New York City.
 
Never forget: Armed Forces Day honors all who serve in military

Never forget: Armed Forces Day honors all who serve in military

Saturday, May 16, 2015
People might not remember the day that honors all branches of the military. It’s today — Armed Forces Day is always observed on the third Saturday of May.
 
Finally...Albany WWI hero to finally get Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON

Finally...Albany WWI hero to finally get Medal of Honor

Thursday, May 14, 2015
President Barack Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from Albany next month.
 
JONESVILLE

Patriot Flight to include Jonesville veteran, Army veteran daughter

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
He’s been around the world twice, but there’s one place Merchant Marine veteran Richard Horstman has never been — Washington, D.C. The 87-year-old will be able to scratch that destination off the list May 16, when he and his daughter, U.S. Army veteran Grace Dunker, board a Patriot Flight to the nation’s capital to visit the war memorials there.
 
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.
 
 

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