Issues: Military Affairs

Senator Serino Honors Our Heroes

 

Senator Serino Honors Our Heroes

HYDE PARK, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) released the following statement today in honor of the Memorial Day holiday:

“Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our lives and our freedoms. While words will never be enough to thank them—or their families—for that sacrifice, may they feel the weight of our gratitude throughout the weekend as communities come together to celebrate their lives and dedication.

I wish residents across the Senate District a very happy and safe Memorial Day.”

 

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May 22, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs  Senator Thomas Croci, Chair  9:30 AM, Thursday, May 28, 2015  Room 124 CAP

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME AND DATE OF MEETING 

May 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Senate Passes Legislation to Honor and Help Veterans in New York

The New York State Senate today passed 14 measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate today also celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES ORANGE COUNTY RESIDENT MICHAEL CODY HAS BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE NY SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that Orange County resident, and Army veteran, Michael Cody has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Mr. Cody was honored, along with other inductees, at a ceremony in Albany on Tuesday May 19th.

May 19, 2015
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RITCHIE HONORS OSWEGO COUNTY WWII VET DONALD KEENEY AT CAPITOL CEREMONY

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored Oswego County World War II  veteran Donald Keeney as her 2015 inductee into the New York State Senate “Veterans Hall of Fame” from the 48th Senate District at a special ceremony held Tuesday at the State Capitol. 

“Among the tales of World War II’s epic battles and horrific conflicts, are stories of ordinary people who rose to the occasion to defend our country,” said Senator Ritchie. 

“Donald Keeney is one of those people who stepped up to the plate and put his life on the line to fight for our freedom. Not only did he dedicate himself to our nation, after completing his service, he went above and beyond to serve his community. In 2015, we marked 70 years since the end of WWII, and today,  I’m humbled to honor him and thank him for his unwavering commitment to making our country and his community a better place.”

May 19, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Names Henrietta Man to Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) honored Western New York Veteran Franklin “Bob” Harder Jr. Tuesday during a ceremony at the State Capitol.  The Henrietta resident has been named to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. 

May 19, 2015
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Senator Ritchie Honoring Those Who Serve

Sen. Patty Ritchie honored 16 NNY and CNY veterans at her annual Veterans Hall of Fame event, held at the Army Reserve Center, Fort Drum, NY.

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2015 nominees include:

Grover BrittonDonald BuskeBrian CampbellJack CottetDalton FosterThomas "Hank" HenryWilliam HoganDonald KeeneyJoseph McCarthyMichael McCarthyFrederick MillardBernard PalumboGilbert PearsallEugene RenziJack RucynskiWilliam Volcko

 

May 19, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Highlights Teachers of Excellence and Women of Distinction and Discusses Public Safety Issues on Your Voice

On this Your Voice program, recorded on May 18, 2015, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses his 2015 Teachers of Excellence, his 2015 Women of Distinction honoree, West Point Day, the Officer Brian Moore Resolution, Court of Claims, and ticket scalping legislation.

May 19, 2015
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ADDABBO HIGHLIGHTS 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL ARMED FORCES DAY ON SATURDAY, MAY 16TH

Queens, NY (May 15, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is urging his constituents to join with him this Saturday, May 16th,  in recognizing the 65th Anniversary of National Armed Forces Day in the United States.

May 15, 2015
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RITCHIE HONORS 16 OF AMERICA’S HEROES AT “VETERANS HALL OF FAME” CEREMONY

As the nation continues to celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 16 veterans from throughout Central and Northern New York Thursday, at her annual “Veterans Hall of Fame” ceremony, which took place at the U.S. Army Reserve Center near Fort Drum.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THE VETERANS RECOGNITION CEREMONY

“There are people we paid tribute to today, who fought in some of history’s most dangerous battles, including, the Invasion of Normandy, Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as more recent conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Senator Ritchie.

May 14, 2015
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RITCHIE TO HONOR 16 CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NY VETERANS THURSDAY AT SPECIAL CEREMONY

State Senator Patty Ritchie will honor 16 veterans from throughout Central and Northern New York at her annual “Veterans Hall of Fame” ceremony, taking place Thursday May 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, located on Colyer Drive, just outside the gates of Fort Drum. 

Veterans were nominated for induction into the Veterans Hall of Fame by family, friends, co-workers and comrades-in-arms for their military service to our nation, and their continuing work and involvement in causes that benefit and improve our local communities.

“For the past several years, I’ve been extremely humbled to have the opportunity to honor such courageous men and women through my Veterans Hall of Fame program,” said Senator Ritchie.

May 13, 2015
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Murphy passes bill establishing Marine Capt. Eric A. Jones Memorial Highway

ALBANY, NY - On October 26, 2009, Marine Captain Eric A. Jones, 29, of Pound Ridge, gave his life for his country during Operation Enduring Freedom on a combat mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Today, State Senator Terrence Murphy passed his third piece of legislation this year in the State Senate, which seeks to honor Jones by ceremonially renaming a highway after him in his hometown.

Captain Jones was killed in action on his third deployment, after having served two tours in Iraq. He grew up in Pound Ridge and earned his flight wings in 2007 after graduating from Northeastern University in 2004.

May 12, 2015
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RITCHIE HONORS WEST POINT CADETS AT CAPITOL

State Senator Patty Ritchie welcomed cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point to the Capitol Wednesday as part of the Legislature’s “West Point Day.” 

Two cadets from Jefferson County were included in the group; Cadet Nicholas Tyler of Adams, and Cadet Brandon Lloyd of Watertown.  Both are graduates of South Jefferson High School. 

May 8, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Samantha Picco To Senate’s West Point Day

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) joined with his colleagues to pay tribute to the cadets and leaders of the United States Military Academy at West Point during a special occasion in the Senate Chamber.  In addition to welcoming all the cadets, Senator Flanagan made special mention of Cadet Samantha Picco who resides in the 2nd Senate District – May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015
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RITCHIE LEGISLATION HONORS FALLEN 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION SOLDIER

Bill Creates "Lieutenant Colonel Todd J. Clark Memorial Highway"   

***CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF SENTOR RITCHIE'S COMMENTS ON LEGISLATION TO CREATE THE LT. COL. TODD J. CLARK MEMORIAL HIGHWAY***

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced passage of  legislation she cosponsored to honor Lieutenant Colonel Todd Clark, a 17-year Army veteran and member of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Battalion Combat Team, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2013. 

The measure passed Wednesday would name a portion of the state highway system, near Lt. Col. Clark’s hometown of Albany, the "Lieutenant Colonel Todd J. Clark Memorial Highway.”

“While Lt. Col. Clark was a native of Albany, I was proud to represent him when he was stationed at Fort Drum,” said Senator Ritchie. 

May 6, 2015
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Senate bill would name highway in honor of fallen Fort Drum hero

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced passage of  legislation she cosponsored to honor Lieutenant Colonel Todd Clark, a 17-year Army veteran and member of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Battalion Combat Team, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2013.   The measure—Senate bill 2290—passed Wednesday and would name a portion of the state highway system, near Lt. Col. Clark’s hometown of Albany, the "Lieutenant Colonel Todd J. Clark Memorial Highway.” “While Lt. Col. Clark was a native of Albany, I was proud to represent him when he was stationed at Fort Drum,” said Senator Ritchie.   

May 6, 2015
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Senator Serino's West Point Day Video Remarks

Senator Serino congratulates West Point Cadet Renee Mihail

May 6, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC WELCOMES WEST POINT CADETS TO ALBANY AS NY SENATE CELEBRATES WEST POINT DAY

Senator Bonacic was pleased to welcome Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point to Albany as part of the NY Senate’s 2015 West Point Day. Bonacic had the opportunity to speak with Cadet Christopher Whipple about his time at the Academy. Cadet Whipple resides in Neversink, NY and is set to graduate in 2015. Senior Academy personnel were also on hand, including the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, Lieutenant General Robert Caslen. These Cadets are some of the best and brightest that this country has to offer, and West Point Day offers the State Legislature a chance to recognize them.

May 6, 2015
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