GUEST COLUMN: A Lucky Viet Nam Moment

By Harry Hood

In Viet Nam I was in a battalion recognizance platoon. I had no rank. I was not even a squad leader, as I remember. Thus, I really had very little or no knowledge of where and what the platoon was doing, where were we going, what area were we to work […]

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is seeking next New York State Chair

Department of Defense program works with employers and members of the Guard and Reserve to resolve problems

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization, which works with businesses to resolve issues involving members of the National Guard and Reserve is seeking a new state Committee Chair.

Dennis Lutz, a Rochester resident and […]

New York National Guard conducts 11,115 military funeral services for families in 2018

The New York Army and Air National Guard will have provided military funeral honors for 11,115 families of veterans and military members during 2018 by midnight Dec. 31.

New York Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua Sanzo hands a folded American flag to a family member during a funeral service for Cpl. Lewis Smith, U.S. […]

Study at Clear Path for Veterans finds Veterans benefit ‘significantly’ from canines

Alison, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and her dog Arthur graduated from Clear Path for Veterans’ Dogs2Vets Program this fall. (Photo submitted by Clear Path for Veterans)

Study at Clear Path for Veterans finds Veterans benefit ‘significantly’ from canines

Veterans benefit significantly from dog ownership in combination with a structured dog training program.

That […]

New York Army National Guard announces soldier re-enlistments

New York Army National Guard announces soldier re-enlistments

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.

First Sergeant Michael Ellis from Chittenango reenlisted to continue service […]

Southern Hills Posse riders help raise more than $43K through the Ride for Clear Path

Participants depart Clear Path on the first leg of the 2018 ride. (Photo submitted by Clear Path for Veterans)

Southern Hills Posse riders help raise more than $43K through the Ride for Clear Path

Thanks to the efforts of the members of the Southern Hills Posse Motorcycle Club and more than 400 motorcycle […]

Brindisi: Utica veterans housing project will provide needed support

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi: Utica veterans housing project will provide needed support

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi today issued the following statement regarding the opening today of a $3.2 million supportive housing project for veterans and their families at the Utica Center for Development’s Central New York Veterans […]

Annual Thanksgiving dinner at Clear Path for Veterans to serve 500-plus

Veteran Alfred “Earl” Stone of Chittenango enjoys the offering of the 2017 Thanksgiving Day dinner at Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango. (Photo courtesy Clear Path for Veterans)

Annual Thanksgiving dinner at Clear Path for Veterans to serve 500-plus

More than 100 volunteers at Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango will help prepare […]

Five New York Air National Guardsman at EADS Receive New Ranks

Five New York Air National Guardsman at EADS Receive New Ranks

Lt. Col. Joe Roos (left), 224th Air Defense Squadron Commander, promotesTech. Sgt. Kathleen Bielecki at a recent ceremony.

Lt. Col. Joe Roos (left), 224th Air Defense Squadron Commander, promotes Staff Sgt. Sullivan Derrick at a recent ceremony.

Maj. Gen. Raymond […]

Remember Veterans Day

Many thanks to all our servicemen and -women for their and their families’ many sacrifices from the Courier

Solvay National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

Solvay 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.

Skyler Moyer from Solvay, assigned to the 206th Military Police […]

Military appreciation celebration at Utica Library Nov. 10

Military appreciation celebration at Utica Library Nov. 10

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Utica Public Library will host a military appreciation celebration in the library gallery from noon to 4 p.m. The event is meant to honor and show appreciation to the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United […]