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 […]

Tom Henry talks about Americans “Over There” in World War I 

Tom Henry talks about Americans “Over There” in World War I

In a World War I Centenary program at Oneida Public Library, historian and lecturer Tom Henry on Saturday, November 10, at 11:00 a.m. presents “Over There: America on the Western Front,” a show and tell about the American Expeditionary Forces’ […]

Lt. Col. Shawn Shutts to take command of Syracuse-based New York National Guard Battalion on Oct. 20

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Shawn J. Shutts, deputy commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade (SB), and Maj. Navin Kalicharan, operations officer of the 369th SB, New York Army National Guard, are presented the Shield of Saint Christopher by Col. Stephen Bousquet, commander of the 369th SB, during a ceremony at Camp Smith, N.Y., June […]

Amanda Bixby reenlists for continued service in New York Army National Guard

Amanda Bixby reenlists for continued service in New York Army National Guard

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.

Specialist Amanda Bixby from Georgetown, has […]

Chittenango National Guard soldier receives new rank, new responsibilities

Chittenango National Guard soldier receives new rank, new responsibilities

Major General Ray Shields, 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.

Jonathan Ponzer of Chittenango, assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat […]

Hard-fought offensive in Argonne by New York soldiers in 42nd ‘Rainbow’ Division helps end World War I

National Guard Soldiers of the 165th Infantry (formerly the 69th Regiment, New York National Guard) prepare to move forward with weapons at the ready during an attack near St. Mihiel September 16, 1918. The 165th Infantry fought as part of the 42nd “Rainbow” Division during St. Mihiel in September and Meuse-Argonne in October, part […]

“Blessing of the Dogs” honors veterans, service dogs Oct. 13 at Clear Path

“Blessing of the Dogs” honors veterans, service dogs Oct. 13 at Clear Path

The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York and Clear Path for Veterans will host a “Blessing of the Dogs” to honor Veterans and their service dogs at Clear Path (1223 Salt Springs Road, Chittenango) Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. […]

Canalside Talk planned for Oct. 25

Canalside Talk planned for Oct. 25

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., the Canal Town Museum and the Canastota Public Library will present a talk by John Taibi entitled “A Soldier’s Journey Through the Heart of the Park.”

Taibi is known for his knowledge of railroads.

The presentation tells the story of John Taibi’s […]

The Lost Battalion to be shown at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Lost Battalion to be shown at the Cazenovia Public Library

This fall, the Cazenovia Public Library will present a special series of films and programs commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Head to the Community Room Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., for a free […]

New York City Soldiers made history as the Lost Battalion in October 1918

Lt. Col. Charles Wittlesey, the New York lawyer originally from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, who led the “Lost Battalion” of the 77th Division in October 1918, receives the Medal of Honor from General Clarence Edwards during a ceremony on Boston Common on Dec. 30. 1918. Wittlesey, the commander of the 1st Battalion,308th Infantry Regiment took command […]

Earlville National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

Earlville National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

Major General Anthony P. German, 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.

Joseph Hubbard from Earlville, assigned to the Headquarters and […]

National Guard’s 42nd Division took part in first American Army planned and led attack of World War I

An American light tank advances in support of the 42nd “Rainbow” Division during the Saint Mihiel Offensive, Sept. 12-16,1918 in this still from a 1918 Army Signal Corps film. The French-built Renault 17 tank was one of 144 American tanks which supported the 42nd Division attack.

National Guard’s 42nd Division took part in first […]