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, […]

NY Army National Guard has helicopter, cannon, armored car displayed at the New York State Fair

New York Army National Guard Soldiers fire an M-119A2 howitzer during training. Visitors to the New York State Fair can see a howitzer like this at the NY Army National Guard exhibit.

Visitors to the New York State Fair will be able to see a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, a 105 millimeter howitzer and an […]

Chad Roher reenlists for continued service in New York Army National Guard

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.

Sergeant Chad Roher from Oriskany Falls reenlisted to continue service with the Forward Support Company, 204th Engineer […]

Employer Support of Guard and Reserve organization is looking for state volunteer chair

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve helps employers support part-time service members and resolve issues

The New York Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, known as ESGR, is looking for somebody to chair the committee which works to help employers and members of the National Guard and Reserves to […]

News from New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs

Pictured is New York National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Martin Cozens during the Best Warrior Competition.

Rochester Soldier is Runner Up in National Military Competition

Sgt. 1st Class Martin Cozens was runner up in Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, July 15-19

New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st […]

American Legion Post 140 to host 100th anniversary Celebration

The American Legion Post 140, 325 S. Peterboro St., Canastota, will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning with opening ceremonies in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

An open house is planned, and the historical room will be on display.

There will be live music all day, with special guests and […]

American Legion of New York elects new commander and officers, sets mission for year ahead

Newly Elected Department Commander, Michael McDermott, addresses members of the American Legion gathered at the 101st Annual Convention in Buffalo.

Annual convention draws hundreds to Buffalo, membership elects Cortland County veteran to lead organization

Hundreds of veterans gathered at the annual American Legion Department of New York convention to elect U.S. Navy Veteran Michael […]

CORRECTED: New York Army National Guard soldiers competing in national Best Warrior Competition in Oklahoma

Soldiers from Greenwood Lake and New York City represent northeast in national Army National Guard competition Corporal Joseph Ryan competes in the northeast Best Warrior Competition in April, 2019.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this press release mistakenly indicated that Corporal Joseph Ryan was a New York City resident. He is from Yonkers. The […]