“Rainbow Division” that represented the United States formed in New York in August 1917

Soldiers of the New York National Guard’s 69th Infantry arrive at Camp Mills outside Garden City as the Rainbow Division formed up in August 2017.

The 42nd Infantry Division, a part of the New York National Guard since 1947, was born 100 years ago Aug. 5, 1917, as a way to get 27,000 troops […]

Clear Path partners with national America’s Warrior Partnership

Partnership broadens network of support for Veterans, strengthens existing Veteran-support services

America’s Warrior Partnership has joined forces with Clear Path for Veterans, a Chittenango-based nonprofit organization that serves as a hub of information, programs and resources for Veterans throughout upstate New York.

The partnership, a result of the two organizations’ aligned missions, provides more resources […]

Miller meets with veterans in West Winfield

Assemblyman Miller recites the Pledge of Allegiance with local veterans and their families at the annual West Winfield VFW picnic.

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) met with local veterans at the annual West Winfield VFW Post #2338 picnic. Miller spent the evening learning where many of the vets served and in what capacity, […]

Fill-the-Bus events are beginning for the 9/11 Day of Service Project

Every year the Parkway Center, in conjunction with the city of Utica, Oneida County, United Way and the CNY Vet’s Outreach Center hosts a service project for 9/11. The purpose of this service project is to remember and honor the victims of 9/11. Every year we hold various Fill-the-Bus events that are used to collect […]

Clear Path for Veterans to host fifth annual motorcycle ride in September

Clear Path Ride

Join fellow motorcycle enthusiasts for a scenic ride through parts of Madison and Onondaga counties as part of the fifth annual “Ride for Clear Path” Sept. 24.

More than 400 riders and non-riding participants attended last year’s event, which begins and ends at Clear Path for Veterans, 1223 Salt Springs Road, […]

Eighth annual Purple Heart Ride 2017

On Aug. 12, the CNY Chapter #490 Military Order of the Purple Heart Veterans’ Organization will hold its eighth annual Purple Heart Motorcycle Ride. The Ride is being held in conjunction with Harley-Davidson of Utica’s Military Appreciation Event featuring catering, contests, games, vendors, beer and soda music and more.

The Ride will start at Harley-Davidson […]

Gillibrand issues statement on Trump decision to ban transgender service members

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Personnel Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s discriminatory decision to ban transgender service members from the U.S. military:

“This morning transgender service members put on their uniform and showed up for their military […]

Tenney’s bill passes House with overwhelming bipartisan support

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that the House passed her bill H.R. 1690, the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act. The bill was passed unanimously. Last week, the measure passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs with overwhelming support.

Aimed at increasing oversight and maximizing transparency, this legislation would require […]

42nd Infantry Division Army National Guard Band tour begins in NYC this week

The New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division Band kick off their summer annual training concert tour with a free concert at the United Nations this Wednesday.

Bandmembers of the famed “Rainbow Division” 42nd Infantry appear in communities across New York State this summer. The concert tour, conducted as part of the unit’s annual […]

Raymond Fiederer reenlists in New York Army National Guard

Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Fiederer from Kirkville, N.Y. has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters […]

Gillibrand issues statement on military plane crash in Mississippi

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement about the tragic military plane crash in Mississippi:

“I was devastated to learn about the military plane crash in Mississippi [July 10], and I was heartbroken to hear today that this aircraft belonged to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 based at […]

Catherine Hutson promoted to colonel in New York Air National Guard

Col. Catherine A. Hutson, 174th Maintenance Group Commander, takes the oath of office from Col. Michael Smith, 174th Attack Wing Commander, during her promotion ceremony held on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, June 30, 2017.

Catherine A. Hutson, a Manlius resident and veteran of the Iraq War, has been promoted to Colonel in […]