Issues: Military

US Naval Reserve Center in North Amityville

Photo:  Senator Owen H. Johnson pictured with WO Joseph Blatz and family.

January 12, 2010
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US Naval Reserve Center in North Amityville

Photo left to right:  CDR Erikson USN; WO Joseph Blatz SCC; Senator Owen H. Johnson; LCDR Rick Aimetti SCC; LT Joy Aimetti SCC 

January 12, 2010
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Purple Heart Hall Of Honor

 

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located at the site of General Washington’s Revolutionary War encampment in New York’s historic Hudson Valley -- the very same site that General Washington created the Purple Heart Award to honor those who sacrificed for the cause of freedom.

I am pleased to join with the Hall of Honor in encouraging New York’s Purple Heart recipients share their stories of gallantry and sacrifice so that they may be included in the Hall’s records, displays and exhibits.

November 25, 2009
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Larkin Happy Postal Service Intends To Reissue Purple Heart Stamp In The Future

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) was pleased to receive a letter from the United States Postal Service (USPS) confirming their intent to reissue the Purple Heart stamp as postal rates change.

Senator Larkin had originally contacted the Postal Service requesting that the Purple Heart stamp be issued as a "forever stamp" to avoid the difficulties that arise when postal rates are increased. While the reply he received back from USPS does not commit to the "forever stamp" it does express their intent to reissue the stamp should rates increase.

September 30, 2009
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Independent Analysis: Foley Top 10 in Bills Passed Last Session

Meaningful legislation marks Foley’s first year as state senator, giving Foley more bills passed than any other freshman senator

September 21, 2009
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Fort Totten Troop Family Support Day

On Sunday August 16th, Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on-hand at Fort Totten for Family Support Day. The event was for troops and family members of 237th Maintenance Battalion stationed at Fort Totten in Bayside.  The 237th Battalion Unit was instrumental in 9/11 related efforts and have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The event included a full BBQ and entertainment throughout the afternoon. During the event, Boy Scout Kevin Wong was recognized for his successful troop care package drive which has helped provide troop serving overseas with the comfort of home.

September 2, 2009
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Fort Totten Troop Family Support Day

On Sunday August 16th, Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on-hand at Fort Totten for Family Support Day. The event was for troops and family members of 237th Maintenance Battalion stationed at Fort Totten in Bayside.  The 237th Battalion Unit was instrumental in 9/11 related efforts and have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The event included a full BBQ and entertainment throughout the afternoon. During the event, Boy Scout Kevin Wong was recognized for his successful troop care package drive which has helped provide troop serving overseas with the comfort of home.

September 2, 2009
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Fort Drum 2008 Regional Economic Impact Statement

The local economic impact of the U.S. Army's base at Fort Drum in the 48th Senate District has grown significantly since the the former Camp Drum was expanded more than 20 years ago.

Fort Drum is a prominent fiber in the fabric of the Northern New York community. The installation provides employment for more than 4,000 area residents and millions of dollars in

File: 
FY08 EIB FINAL.pdf

June 1, 2009
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Senators Adams and Schneiderman Author Op-Ed on Military Commissions

Click here for Senators Adams and Schneiderman Op-Ed on Military Commissions

 

"It is time to move on from this failed experiment. And while President Obama’s proposal represents an improvement over the current military commission system, it’s still no substitute for the U.S. federal courts."

May 21, 2009
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A Job Well Done

April 19, 2009

Lt. Col. David Dunkle places the Purple Heart medal on Spc. Joseph Green on Saturday at the National Guard’s Freedom Salute ceremony at the Porter Avenue Armory. P-J photo by Robert Rizzuto
A Job Well Done

City Soldier Receives Purple HeartBy Robert Rizzuto

POSTED: April 19, 2009

 

April 19, 2009
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