Issues: Military Affairs

Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Armed Forces Day Ceremonies at the 2015 New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with a local group of Gold Star Mothers, following the Armed Forces Day ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial on the New York State Fairgrounds.  The ceremony that was held on September 3, 2015, honored and paid tribute to all members of our Armed Forces.  

September 3, 2015
Read more...

Be Senator Marchione's Guest for a Salute to Heroes: September 11, at 3 p.m., at NYS Military Museum

Please be Senator Kathy Marchione's guest for a special salute to heroes on Friday, September 11, at 3 p.m., at the NYS Military Museum in Saratoga Springs. The salute to heroes will recognize Senator Marchione's 2015 NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame honorees and also have a special memorial for victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Seating is limited so please RSVP for this event by calling Senator Marchione's office at (518) 371-2751, or e-mailing marchione@nysenate.gov. God bless all our veterans and first responders!

September 3, 2015
Read more...

SENATOR SUE SERINO AND DUTCHESS COUNTY CLERK BRAD KENDALL HIGHLIGHT REFUND FOR VETS

 

SENATOR SUE SERINO AND DUTCHESS COUNTY CLERK BRAD KENDALL HIGHLIGHT REFUND FOR VETS

HYDE PARK, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall announced today that any veteran who paid a fee to receive a distinguishing mark on their driver’s license or ID after October 2012 will be eligible for a reimbursement.

August 31, 2015
Read more...

Ortt Takes Media on Tour of Proposed Emergency Hub

On Thursday, Aug. 13, Senator Ortt took the media on a tour of the proposed site for a WNY First Response & Preparedness Center. The former hanger and Niagara Falls U.S. Army Reserve Center in the Town of Niagara would serve as an emergency operations hub and shared training facility for first responders, law enforcement agencies and community organizations. Read the related articles from the publications listed below.

Extra Images: 

IMG_4929.JPG

IMG_4934.JPG

August 20, 2015
Read more...

Senator Croci's Statement to Governor Cuomo Regarding NYS DMV

PRESS RELEASE

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

For Immediate Release

August 19, 2015

NYS SENATOR TOM CROCI’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S LACK OF LEADERSHIP FOR NYS DMV COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL REAL ID ACT

Senator Croci Calls for the Protection of New Yorkers through State Compliance of the Federal REAL ID Act as Governor Cuomo lauds the “new” NYS Driver’s License Design

August 20, 2015
Read more...

Legislation Dedicating Highway to Local Veterans Signed Into Law

Bills will designate portions of State Route 15A in Livingston County in honor of local veterans

 

ALBANY – As a salute to veterans past and present from Livingston County, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced today that legislation she authored has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The two bills designate portions of State Route 15A as the Springwater Veterans Memorial Highway and the Livonia Veterans Memorial Highway.

 

This stretch of state highway runs nine miles, and will serve as an acknowledgment to the efforts of local service members. Visitors traveling through the Towns of Springwater and Livonia will now be reminded of the sacrifices made by area veterans on their behalf.

 

August 17, 2015
Read more...

Griffo announces State Route 49 from Utica to Rome now named in honor of Vietnam Veterans

UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo of Rome and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica announce that a portion of State Route 49 has been designated to honor those who served our nation during the Vietnam War.

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation sponsored by Griffo and Brindisi that names State Route 49 from the City of Rome to the City of Utica as the “Oneida County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.”

August 14, 2015
Read more...

RITCHIE MEETS NEW FORT DRUM GARRISON COMMANDER

State Senator Patty Ritchie met new Fort Drum Garrison Commander Colonel Bryan Laske this week, at a special ceremony to mark the groundbreaking of a new monument at Watertown’s Thompson Park to honor 10th Mountain Division troops.

August 14, 2015
Read more...

Senator Boyle's 3rd Annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday, August 15th I will be hosting my 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Pancake Breakfast free for veterans of the 4th Senate District and their families as a way to thank them for their dedication and commitment.  My staff and I are hoping that Veterans of all wars will join us from  8 AM to 11 AM at the American Legion Post 94 located at 22 Grove Place in Babylon so we can personally express our thanks for their service.

August 13, 2015
Read more...

A TRIBUTE TO OUR TROOPS: RITCHIE DELIVERS $50,000 FOR 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION MONUMENT

Groundbreaking to Take Place August 12th at Thompson Park 

In advance of its groundbreaking Wednesday, State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $50,000 to assist with the construction of a new monument at Watertown’s historic Thompson Park that will honor the sacrifices made by 10th Mountain Division soldiers.

“Here in our region, support for our soldiers is something that we see every day—whether it’s a ‘thank you’ to someone in uniform or a yellow ribbon placed outside one’s home,” said Senator Ritchie.

August 11, 2015
Read more...

ADDABBO TO HOST ANNUAL VETERANS’ BBQ ON AUGUST 29TH

Howard Beach, NY (July 31, 2015) Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is gearing up to host his 7th Annual Veterans’ BBQ to honor our local service members.Addabbo holds the yearly event each summer to show appreciation and pay tribute to those who have proudly served our country. The event typically attracts over one hundred veterans, spanning all ages and generations, from every branch of the military who come together to enjoy the company of other service members and their families.

July 31, 2015
Read more...

Protect Our Service Members, Secure Our Military Facilities.

The July 16, 2015 Chattanooga shooting was another difficult blow for our nation and our Armed Services. As a veteran of the NY Army National Guard who served in Afghanistan, this violent attack hit close to home for me. In the military, we’re trained to be vigilant at all times for any potential danger, but many of us don’t really expect to have to have our guard up on home territory. That’s why I’ve introduced legislation (S.6021A) to not only put minds at ease and better protect our service men and women, but to also help prevent future incidents, like Chattanooga’s, from happening.

July 29, 2015
Read more...

Ortt Introduces Legislation Following Tennessee Shooting

Senator’s Bill Would Implement Better Safety Measures at Military Recruiting Centers   

BUFFALO – On the heels of the Chattanooga shooting, Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) gathered with local leaders and veterans at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park today to announce legislation he is introducing to better protect members of the National Guard and ROTC around the state. Senator Ortt’s bill (S.6021A) would establish a 13-member group of experts to examine New York State National Guard recruiting centers and ROTC units and form recommendations to improve their security and protection systems. 

July 24, 2015
Read more...

Forum/Town Hall: Senator Bill Perkins | 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair In Harlem

On August 19th, 2015, in collaboration with Harlem Vet Center, Samaritan Village, CUNY- BMCC, Manhattan Legal Services, NY Metro Vets, and Home Depot, Senator Perkins will proudly hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem, which, in addition to presenting speakers in the realm of Veterans Affairs, will also include a panel on key issues confronting veterans. The Fair is being structured to provide information on a wide range of issues concerning our veteran population, and it will begin at  9:00 AM and end at approximately 3:00 PM.  Please see additional details in our flyer, attached below, in both Spanish and English.  

 

August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Read more...

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR PATTY RITCHIE ON FORT DRUM ANNOUNCEMENT

Pat yourself on the back because we did it! Today’s announcement on the future of Fort Drum represents a tremendous victory for the North Country and Upstate New York.

Tens of thousands of citizens joined with leaders of government at every level—and from every corner of New York State—to rally to Fort Drum’s side. This unprecedented effort caught the attention of Army planners, and it worked.

July 9, 2015
Read more...

SENATOR RITCHIE DELIVERS FUNDING TO PROTECT FORT DRUM, STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE

Investments Highlight Strong Army-North Country Partnership

July 7, 2015
Read more...

RITCHIE TO ANNOUNCE NEW ROUND OF STATE FUNDING TO HELP PROTECT FUTURE OF FORT DRUM

State Senator Patty Ritchie on Tuesday will announce new funding for area health care and other investment to strengthen the partnership between Fort Drum and local communities, and help protect the future of the post, Upstate New York’s largest employer.

The investments are from a special fund that Senator Ritchie helped create, along with her Senate colleagues, in this year’s State Budget to help protect New York military installations, including Fort Drum, from federal cutbacks.

July 6, 2015
Read more...

Murphy's laws: Governor signs bills to honor Hudson Valley service members killed in action

ALBANY, NY - Earlier today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation sponsored by New York State Senator Terrence Murphy which would rename portions of the state highway system and a bridge in honor of two Hudson Valley service members who died in the service of their nation.

July 2, 2015
Read more...

Ortt Announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base

Senator Says Funds Will Help Procure Emergency Management Hub  

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS). The funds were secured by Senator Ortt in the 2015-16 State Budget (Empire State Development Corporation, Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS. Ortt, flanked by local and county officials, believes the $500,000 will help retain the base while expanding emergency services across Western New  York.

June 29, 2015
Read more...
Syndicate content