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 […]

42nd Infantry Division Soldiers were in desperate combat in January 1945 at “other Battle of the Bulge”

ABOVE LEFT: 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers prepare a defensive position at their log and dirt bunker near Kauffenheim, France, Jan. 8, 1945 (U.S. Army Photo). ABOVE RIGHT: U.S. President Harry S. Truman presents the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Master Sergeant Vito Bertoldo, a 42nd Infantry Division Soldier, at a White House ceremony […]

Brindisi: I am honored the president signed my bill to help our veterans

Rep. Anthony Brindisi Trump signs Brindisi’s Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act to give VA more tools to address suicide crisis

President [Donald J.] Trump signed the bipartisan Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, authored by Congressmen Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Mike Bost (IL-12) and Jim Banks (IN-3), into law. Brindisi, a champion for Upstate New York […]

Shawn Tabankin of Clifton Park, promoted to lieutenant colonel in the New York Army National Guard

New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Shawn Tabankin is pictured with his family in Latham Dec. 8, 2019.

Shawn Tabankin of Clifton Park, a veteran of multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the New York Army National Guard during a Dec. 8, 2019, ceremony at the […]

New York National Guard provides military burial services for 11,045 veteran’s families in 2019

Above left: Members of the New York Military Forces Honor Guard provide military honors for the funeral service of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Francis S. Currey at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in South Bethlehem, N.Y., October 12, 2019. Currey, 94, from Selkirk, N.Y., died October 8. He received the Medal of Honor for […]

New York Army National Guard announces promotions

Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Matthew Lyness from Oneida, assigned to the 827th Engineer Company, received a promotion to the rank of staff sergeant.


New York National Guard headquarters marks 383rd National Guard Birthday

Major General Timothy LaBarge (center) the Commander of the New York Air National Guard joins Army National Guard Master Sgt. Roger Townsend, age 59 (left); and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Caleb Lapinel, 21 (right) in cutting the National Guard Birthday Cake at a ceremony marking the 383rd birthday of the National Guard […]

Eastern Air Defense Sector supports NORAD Santa tracking operations

Airmen at the Eastern Air Defense Sector recently conduct training in preparation for Santa’s Christmas Eve flight at the Easter Air Defense Sector headquarters in Rome, N.Y. as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa effort. Pictured, front to back, are Senior Airman Timothy Destito of the New York Air National Guard; Capt. John […]