Oneida city offices closed Monday

All City of Oneida offices and Oneida City Court will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in recognition of Veterans Day.

SUNY Morrisville veteran exhibits work in college library

An exhibit showcasing art created by SUNY Morrisville student and United States Army veteran Christopher Richards, of Eaton, is on display now through January in the Donald Butcher Library at the SUNY Morrisville campus.

Richards, who served as a combat medic, is an individual studies (pre-nursing) student. His work features charcoal and pencil, and […]

Ten New York National Guard soldiers and airmen heading to South Africa for military competition

New York Army National Guard Soldiers (center) fire pistols during the 2010 South African Military Skills Competition.

Ten New York Army National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will travel to South Africa later this month to participate in the South African Military Skills Competition Oct. 21 to 26.

The five soldiers and five airmen will […]

Petco Foundation invests in Clear Path for Veterans’ canine program

Clear Path for Veterans is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant investment from the Petco Foundation to support its Canine Program.

The Clear Path for Veterans Canine Program is for those who are seeking an alternative and integrative form of healing and reintegration into civilian culture. Throughout a 6- […]

President signs Brindisi’s bill to extend key VA programs, reauthorizing critical programs for veterans

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi: I will keep working with members of both parties to deliver results

President Donald Trump signed Congressman Anthony Brindisi’s Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 to preserve critical VA housing and travel programs set to expire at the end of September. Brindisi’s legislation, cosponsored by Republican Congressman Mike Bost […]

Active duty military suicides surge to five-year record

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand calls for Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee to hold hearing

Following a U.S. Department of Defense report released yesterday that showed a spike in military suicides, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, called for a Senate hearing on suicides among service members and […]

New York Army National Guard Soldier Reenlistments

Major General Ray Shields, 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.

Specialist Amanda Bixby from Georgetown reenlisted to continue service with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Specialist […]

Clear Path for Veterans hosts 7th annual Ride for Clear Path

Join fellow motorcycle enthusiasts for a scenic ride through parts of Madison and Onondaga counties as part of the seventh annual “Ride for Clear Path” Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

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, Chittenango. […]

Gillibrand, Cramer lead bipartisan push to honor U.S.S Frank E. Evans victims

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Act Would Honor the Crewmembers Who Died in the Sinking of the U.S.S. Frank Evans by Adding Their Names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced their bipartisan push […]

Kirkville National Guard soldier receives new rank, new responsibilities

Kirkville National Guard soldier receives new rank, new responsibilities

Major General Ray Shields, 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.

Courtney Mangan of Kirkville, assigned to the 466th Medical […]

Oneida airman receives Meritorious Service Medal from New York Air National Guard

Maj. Peter Onan, right, recently received the Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Lt. Col. Joe Roos, Commander of the 224th Air Defense Squadron, presented the award.

The 224th Air Defense Group recently presented service medals for outstanding performance; among them was New York Air National […]

Brindisi to honor Central New York veterans, host Vietnam veteran pinning ceremony

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi to present special Department of Defense pin for Vietnam veterans

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) will hold a pinning ceremony for area Vietnam Era Veterans at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

If a Veteran served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces at any time from Nov. 1, […]