Tech Sgt. Angelina Palmer of Chittenango receives Air Force Commendation Medal

Tech. Sgt. Angelina Palmer, right, received the Air Force Commendation Medal from Lt. Col. Joe Roos, the Commander, 224th Air Defense Squadron, during a recent ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector.

The 224th Air Defense Group recently presented Tech. Sgt. Angelina Palmer of Chittenango with the Air Force Commendation Medal. A member of […]

National Guard’s 27th Division owned New York City’s Streets on March 25, 1919

20,000 Soldiers marched through Manhattan at the end of World War I The Victory Arch at Washington Square which was the official start of the parade route for the 27th Division victory parade in New York City on March 25, 1919. 20,000 members of the 27th Division, which was made up of National Guard […]

Oneida volunteer with New York Guard state defense force receives promotion to new rank

Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the state of New York, announces recent promotions for members of the New York Guard state defense force for their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of New York State’s Military Forces.

Kimberly Ann Haley from Oneida, serving with the 10th […]

New York Army National Guard announces promotions

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

Tyrell Owen from Brookfield, assigned to the 207th Military Police Company, received a promotion to the rank of private.

Gordon […]

Christian Sanchez-Heranandez of Oneida promoted to major in New York Air National Guard

Maj. Christian Sanchez-Hernandez, right, was promoted during a recent ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Lt. Col. Ricardo Rivera of the 224th Air Defense Squadron served as the promoting officer.

Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, is pleased to announce the recent promotion […]

Clear Path for Veterans to honor generation where ‘All gave some, some gave all’

Vietnam Veterans are recognized during the 2018 Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day held at Clear Path for Veterans. (Photo courtesy Clear Path for Veterans)

Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango will host its annual Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day March 29, sponsored by SRC, Inc. of Syracuse.

The United States was involved in Vietnam from 1950 […]

Harry Lighthall re-enlists 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.

Staff Sergeant Harry Lighthall from Flushing reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th […]

Brindisi delivers valentines to local veterans

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) delivered Valentine’s Day cards to local veterans at Sitrin Health Care in New Hartford Feb. 14, 2019, as part of Valentines for Vets, a program he launched to show appreciation for Upstate New York veterans.

Brindisi’s Utica and Binghamton offices collected more than 200 cards from individuals, families, students and schools […]

The Harlem Hell Fighters returned to heroes’ welcome in New York City 100 years ago

Soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment parade up Fifth Avenue in New York City on Feb. 17, 1919 during a parade held to welcome the New York National Guard unit home. More than 2,000 Soldiers took part in the parade up Fifth Avenue. The Soldiers marched seven miles from downtown Manhattan to Harlem. ( […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Support your local veterans’ organizations

There are a number of veterans’ organizations that, among other endeavors, provide services to local communities, as well as national matters. One is the Marine Corps League. In Chittenango, it’s the Emerald City Detachment. This unit is small in numbers, but remarkably active, including in the enterprise called “Toys […]

Gillibrand issues statement on new pentagon report revealing an increase in sexual assault and harassment at military academies

Survey released by the Pentagon shows incidents of unwanted sexual contact spiked by nearly 50 percent during the last school year

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D – NY) released the following statement on the new Pentagon report showing that sexual harassment and assault at the three military service academies has significantly increased, despite […]

Gillibrand issues statement on Supreme Court decision allowing Trump’s ban on transgender military service to go into effect

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the injunction that had blocked President Trump’s ban on transgender service members:

“Transgender service members have been serving in our military with honor and distinction. They are willing to […]