Issues: Military

THE PATCH: SENATOR BALL DELIVERS $18,000 GRANT TO PEEKSKILL AMERICAN LEGION

 

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) delivered a lifeline for the Peekskill American Legion Post #0274 in the form of an $18,000 grant, which will be used for critical renovations.

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR BALL UNVEILS TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT HENDRICK HUDSON TUESDAY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/28/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.

March 1, 2012
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DAILY CORTLANDT: VETERANS HONORED IN HEN HUD HIGH SCHOOL

 

by Jessica Glenza

MONTROSE, N.Y. – World War II veteran Frank Campanaro was honored by New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) Tuesday afternoon, his picture and a brief biography hung on Ball’s Veteran’s Wall of Fame in the Hendrick Hudson High School main hallway.

March 1, 2012
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THE PATCH: HEN HUD HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME

 

By Liz Giegerich

A proud 88-year-old retired Sergeant Squad Leader stood amongst teenagers and local politicians at Hendrick Hudson High school Tuesday, honored to be a part of the Veterans Wall of Fame. WWII Veteran Frank Campanaro, a Town of Cortlandt resident, said he was surprised to be picked out of the many veterans in the area to be featured as one of the 27 featured with photographs and biographies on the Wall. New York State 40th District Senator Greg Ball and his Veterans Committee created the wall last year. Featured veterans were nominated by their local municipalities.

March 1, 2012
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Zeldin & McDonald Host Public Hearing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans

Albany, N.Y – State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and State Senator Roy McDonald (R- Saratoga) hosted a public hearing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Combat Veterans in Albany this past Wednesday, February 29, 2012, to gain information to help improve early diagnoses, increase access to treatment, and provide crisis and support services.

Both McDonald (above left) and Zeldin (above right) have both served in the military. McDonald served in the U.S. Army’s First Cavalry Division as a Forward Observer in the Vietnam War. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, Zeldin deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT HENDRICK HUDSON TUESDAY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/27/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will present his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.

February 27, 2012
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LOHUD: FREE VETERANS’ BURIALS SOUGHT

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

New York is one of only 10 states not participating in a federal program that pays for a final resting place for those who served their country.

February 27, 2012
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THE PATCH: BALL, CASTELLI CALL FOR LEGISLATURE TO PASS STATE VETS CEMETERY LAW

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

Two state lawmakers are calling on their colleagues to pass legislation that will let New York enter into a federal funding program to create a state veterans’ cemetery for the area.

February 24, 2012
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DAILY MT. KISCO: BALL SPEAKS IN MT KISCO ON VETERAN’S CEMETERY BILL

 

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) of the 40th Senate District visited Mount Kisco on Thursday and spoke passionately about trying to pass his veteran’s assistance bill that is currently on the floor. His bill, labeled S5381A/A1386A, is to make New York state create a state-owned cemetery in his senate district.

February 24, 2012
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SENATOR BALL URGES ACTION ON STATE VETERANS’ CEMETERY

 

Tens of thousands of veterans are simply underserved at this point and legislation would change that.

 

February 24, 2012
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2/11/2012: Send a Female Veteran a Valentine

News from New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: February 13, 2012Contact: Antonio Rodriguez |arodrigu@nysenate.gov |(518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Encourages Everyone to Send a Female Veteran a Valentine

February 11, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Announces NYSABPRL's 41st Annual Legislative Conference Workshop & Event Schedule

The 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators will convene on Friday, February 17th and conclude on Sunday, February 19th, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is “Open Doors to Employment, Opens Doors to Empowerment."

The Conference schedule of educational workshops and weekend-long events is included here in a pdf format that can be downloaded.  More information on the Legislative Conference may be obtained by visiting www.nysabprl.org.

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February 9, 2012
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Fallen Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Honored By Town of Islip

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined with Islip Town officials on January 26, 2012 at the MacArthur Airport to honor fallen Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy.  Lt. Murphy lost his life at age 29 during a bitter firefight with the Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.

Lt. Michael P. Murphy’s parents, Dan and Maureen Murphy, and brother John Murphy of Patchogue, accepted the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award on Michael’s behalf.

The ceremony included remarks from Lt. Murphy’s family and Islip Town Supervisor Croci as well as a video that chronicled the mission and sacrifices of Lt. Murphy and his fellow Navy SEALS.

February 8, 2012
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Griffo, Brindisi call for action to support New York’s Defense Installations

Griffo, Brindisi call for action to support New York’s Defense Installations

February 1, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL SPEAKS AT CAMP SMITH MOBILIZATION CEREMONY

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

***January 29th at 4:00 p.m.***

January 28, 2012
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STATE SENATE WELCOMES FT. DRUM COMMANDER, MAJOR GENERAL MARK A. MILLEY

Honors Decorated Leader with Official Resolution

January 25, 2012
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RITCHIE: USE STATE CONTRACTS TO HELP RETURNING VETS FIND WORK


Asks Governor to Expand Law to Aid Jobless Veterans

January 24, 2012
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Senator Owen H. Johnson's Holiday Toy Drive Delivered Over A Thousand Toys to Children of Soldiers of the Fighting 69th!

Senator Owen H. Johnson's Holiday Toy Drive delivered over a thousand toys to children of soldiers of the Fighting 69th  Infantry Regiment.  The toys were collected for the children of the many soldiers who have returned home to Long Island and are suffering the hardships of this difficult economy.  Senator Johnson presented the gifts at the Fighting 69th  Infantry Regiment’s annual Christmas party at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Farmingdale on December 17, 2011.  

January 19, 2012
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Senator Griffo's Weekly Column #2: Helping Vets With Their School Taxes

We owe a great deal to the men and women of our armed services, as well as parents whose children were lost in the preservation of our freedom.

While state legislators recognize there are no perfect words or gestures to appropriately express our gratitude, we do try to recognize this sacrifice by making it easier for veterans to live and work in New York.

January 9, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Yellow Ribbon 2 Event for Soldiers and Their Families

Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke at the Yellow Ribbon 2 Event on January 8, 2012, at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool.  The conference aimed to prepare soldiers for deployment and provide support services to families of deployed military personnel.  The Senator is pictured with SSG Jonathan Madonna.

January 9, 2012
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