Clear Path for Veterans COVID – 19 response

Clear Path for Veterans is closely monitoring and working with local health agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, for the latest developments related to COVID-19. We will continue to follow the guidance of government and public health officials as information is made available. Clear Path is reinforcing these agencies’ […]

News from Assemblyman John Salka’s office

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) is pictured (center) with Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton), left, and Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) at the Voices for Veterans rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

Salka working to give veterans back their voices

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) attended a rally today to fight for funding for veterans’ mental health and […]

650 New York National Guard soldiers depart Fort Hood of U.S. Central Command area of operations

The commander of the 42nd Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Steven Ferrari (left) and Division Command Sgt. Maj. Corey Cush case the unit colors at Fort Hood, Texas, March 1, 2020, as the unit deploys overseas.

42nd Infantry Division troops left New York in January for training before deployment

Six hundred and fifty New York […]

SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees seek public input in advance of March meetings

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs will hold public meetings March 4 and 5 respectively at SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C. For those members of the public who are unable to attend, the meetings will also be accessible via teleconference and […]

Brindisi: Our veterans fought for our country, they should not have to fight for the benefits they earned

Rep. Anthony Brindisi Following push for Agent Orange benefits and state veterans cemetery, Brindisi takes concerns of local veterans directly to VA Secretary 

Congressman Anthony Brindisi, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, pressed Veterans Administration Secretary Robert Wilkie, Dr. Richard Stone of the Veterans Health Administration and other top VA officials about […]

February news from the office of Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi passes postal reform bill to protect Postal Service and shore-up funding for critical service

Congressman Anthony Brindisi protected the United States Postal Service and bolstered their viability and sustainability by supporting the USPS Fairness Act. The bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Brindisi, will end the unfair pre-funding mandate for the USPS, solving […]

Brindisi hosts VA and local officials to push for state veterans cemetery

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

At Brindisi’s invitation, VA Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves and State Division of Veterans Services Director COL. James McDonough come to Utica

Continuing his fight for local Veterans and their families, Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) hosted a summit with local, state and federal officials to push forward with a proposal […]

Oneida resident is EADS Honor Guard Manager of the Year

Tech. Sgt. Michael Carson received EADS Honor Guard Manager of the Year for 2019 at the unit’s recent awards banquet.

The Eastern Air Defense Sector and the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group has named their annual award winners for 2019. Among them was Tech. Sgt. Michael Carson, Oneida, Outstanding Honor […]

Historic building preservation event helps fund future veterans’ programs

Pictured from left are Garrett Law and Bill Smullen, Clear Path for Veterans CEO.

A Harvest Dinner on the evening of Nov. 2, 2019, in Vernon Center brought together more than 130 people from near and far for a seasonally inspired dinner curated by two celebrity chefs and featuring local items. Guests were escorted […]

NY National Guard mobilizes 650 Soldiers for long-planned deployment to U.S. Central Command area

More than 2,500 Soldiers and their family members take part in farewell events in Rochester, Staten Island and Loudonville Saturday, Jan. 11

The New York National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division headquarters will be holding farewell events in Rochester, Staten Island and the Albany suburb of Loudonville for 650 Soldiers deploying to the United States […]

SYR Clothing Co. features Clear Path for Veterans as January nonprofit of the month

Clear Path for Veterans is pleased to announce that they have been selected by SYR Clothing Co., a Syracuse street wear brand, as their featured Central New York nonprofit of the month. Throughout the month of January a percentage of each order placed on the SYR Clothing Co. website will be donated back to […]

Canastota VFW Memorial Post 600 news

Commander’s Report

By Commander Joe Hubbard

Welcome … 2020! No not the TV show: it’s clear it’s a New Year. Yet some things never change. The same core people are carrying the load that keeps our VFW Post open. I struggle to get new members, yet I will always try. I know everyone has […]