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 […]

Department of the Army officials recognize state police, Fort Drum

U.S. Army Community Partnership Program 2019 Recognition ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Dec. 5, 2019. The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, Lt. Gen. Jason T. Evans hosted this event. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Leroy Council)

On Dec. 5, 2019, the Department of the Army officials recognized the state police and Fort Drum […]

The story of Vietnam veteran Doug Ginney: A special interview

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Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will conduct a special veteran’s interview of Vietnam veteran Doug Ginney at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at the Canastota Public Library, 102 W. Center St., Canastota.

Ginney, a native of Canastota, served as an aerial and ground reconnaissance officer. During his service, he was awarded […]

Gillibrand provision to ensure military installations receive local dairy, fruits, and vegetables included in final NDAA

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Federal proposal to consolidate military’s dairy suppliers would have forced local farms to ship their products to a central location before coming back to New York military sites, rather than selling directly to bases 

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that […]

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Thomas Carpenter graduates from Brazilian Army jungle school

New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Thomas Carpenter, second from right, and other Soldiers who graduated from the Jungle Operations International Course conducted by the Brazilian Army Jungle Warfare Training Center, brandish their machetes following a graduation ceremony Nov. 30, 2019, in Manaus, Brazil. Carpenter was the 30th American soldier to graduate from […]

Brindisi launches Holiday Cards for Heroes Program

Congressman to collect holiday cards for area veterans

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) announced his Holiday Cards for Heroes program, encouraging families in New York’s 22nd Congressional District to show appreciation for Veterans with homemade holiday cards.

“Our veterans gave everything to protect our country, and we owe them our utmost respect and gratitude,” said Brindisi. “During […]