Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew Melnik from Syracuse begins military career

New York Army National Guard Pvt. Terran Paul receives his unit patch at the Queensbury Readiness Center in Queensbury N.Y., May 21, 2017. Terran was handed off to the 7th Finance Detachment after completing his initial entry training and now begins his military career. Some 54 new Soldiers in the New York National Guard […]

Seven New York Air National Guardsman at EADS receive new ranks

Lt. Col. Kevin Tracy, 224th Air Defense Squadron Support Flight Commander, promoted Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Coleman at the unit’s Oct. 13 Commander’s Call.

Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group […]

Schneiderman issues statement on jail sentencing of former National Vietnam Veterans Foundation head

Attorney General Eric T. issued the following statement on the federal prison sentence of John Thomas Burch, Jr., president and founder of the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation:

“Mr. Burch duped generous donors and took advantage of military veterans to line his own pockets. This jail sentencing should serve as a reminder that exploiting donors and […]

Neil Egerer reenlists for continued service 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.

Sergeant First Class Neil Egerer from Hamilton has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters […]

Clear Path for Veterans to host second annual Veteran & Community Art Show

Local blacksmith Mark Teece will put on a live demonstration during this year’s Veteran &Community Art Show at Clear Path for Veterans. (Submitted photo)

The community is invited to Clear Path for Veterans’ second annual Veteran & Community Art Show Oct. 12. The event will start with a gallery reception and award ceremony at […]

Tenney joins the fight to combat veteran opioid abuse

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that she is an original cosponsor of the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by U.S. Army Veteran and doctor, Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02), will connect doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to a national network of state-based prescription drug monitoring […]

Five New York Air National Guardsman at EADS receive new ranks

New York Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Raam David, right, was promoted on Sept. 13. Col. David Bartczak, Commander of the 224th Support Squadron, served as the promotion officer and is pictured handing Chief David his promotion certificate. Chief Master Sergeant is the highest enlisted rank in the Air National Guard.

Maj. Gen. […]

77th Division – New York City’s own – organized and trained on Long Island in 1917-18

Non-commissioned officers of the 302nd Ammunition Train’s Company D pose for a photograph at Camp Upton near Yaphank, New York sometime in 1918. The division trained there before deploying to France. (Photo from the Vion Joseph Dunkly Collection at the New York State Military Museum)

“Every type was represented – the gunman and the […]

Cazenovia Public Library to host lecture on aviation pioneer/Army General Jimmy Doolittle

The Cazenovia Public Library is pleased to welcome Frank T. Stritter, Ph.D. to the Community Room Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., for a special presentation, titled “Jimmy Doolittle, General, USAF, and the Doolittle Raiders.” The event is sponsored by the Cazenovia American Legion Post 88.

He was born James Harold Doolittle, but to most […]

Parkway Center seeking volunteers for 9/11 Day of Service project

The Parkway Center is seeking volunteers for a 9/11 Day of Service Project that will be taking place at the CNY Veteran’s Outreach Center. During this project, volunteers will sort food that was donated at various Fill-the-Bus events to be used to stock the Vet Center food pantry. There will also be a few other […]

Canastota National Guard soldier receives new rank, responsibilities

Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Brad Olden from Canastota, assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, received a promotion to the rank […]

“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 […]