Issues: Troops

SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO HELP SOLDIERS SERVING OVERSEAS BY DONATING THEIR OLD CELL PHONES

Drop Off Old Cell Phones on October 16th at Bellmore Train Station  

September 27, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Transition for Military Students

Interstate Compact would remove barriers, standardize transfer for children of military families

June 22, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Eric Adams, Chair Thursday , June 17, 2010 Off the Floor

June 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Foley Supports Our Veterans

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that a legislative package has passed the senate which will expand benefits available to both veterans and service members serving on active duty. The legislative package, which consisted of eleven bills, covers the areas of health and well-being, housing assistance, matrimonial law, tax relief, voting protection and educational opportunity.

June 13, 2010
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Westchester Herald: Senator Stewart-Cousins Announces Veterans Hall of Fame Celebration

On June 1st, NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Eric Adams announced a new and improved NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrea Stewart- Cousins was joined in Albany by Yonkers resident and a 2010 nominee, Eli Michael Vetrano, who is a United States Army veteran. In the coming weeks, a ceremony will be held to honor all members of the Hall of Fame in the 35th District, recognizing their service in the United States Armed Forces...

June 10, 2010
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Bearing Witness to William Floyd's Fallen Sons

Despite all of the positive things we were able to accomplish by remaining in Albany for all of last week, staying up north on Thursday and Friday meant I had to miss an event I had been looking forward to attending – the dedication of the Armed Forces Memorial at William Floyd High School.

June 3, 2010
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Senator Foley Marks Memorial Day

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) released the following statement to commemorate Memorial Day:

“Vietnam Veteran Max Cleland wrote that the curse of the soldier is that he never forgets. Today is a day when all of us are called to join with them to pay tribute to our fallen to ensure that we as a country never forget.

“For over 140 years, Memorial Day has been set aside as a day for us to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and way of life.

June 3, 2010
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Veterans Hall of Fame Celebration

On June 1st, NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Eric Adams announced a new and improved NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was joined in Albany by Yonkers resident and a 2010 nominee, Eli Michael Vetrano, who is a United States Army veteran. In the coming weeks, a ceremony will be held to honor all members of the Hall of Fame in the 35th District, recognizing their service in the United States Armed Forces.

June 1, 2010
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May 28, 2010
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New York State Veterans' Benefits

This brochure describes programs designed to help veterans find employment and educational opportunities, as well as health and other state benefits. Taking advantage of these services through the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs may help you and your family make the transition from the battlefield to civilian life.

 

File: 
Stewart Cousin Veterans.pdf

May 28, 2010
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Senator Foley Helps Dedicate Sachem North Armed Forces Memorial Garden

Senator Foley joined the Sachem North community in dedicating the Armed Forces Memorial Garden. The garden is a gift from the Class of 2013 and is meant to provide a living monument to those members of the Sachem community who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces.

Joining Senator Foley in this photo are James Nolan, Superintendent of the Sachem Schools and Sal Scarlato, a Korean War Veteran.

May 21, 2010
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Senator Foley Helps Dedicate Sachem North Armed Forces Memorial Garden

Senator Foley joined the Sachem North community in dedicating the Armed Forces Memorial Garden.  The garden is a gift from the Class of 2013 and is meant to provide a living monument to those members of the Sachem community who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces.

May 21, 2010
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Senate Hearing On Veterans' Access To Higher Education

The Senate Democratic Majority held a public hearing hosted by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee) and Senator Eric Adams (Chair of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee) to discu

May 17, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI RECOGNIZES AMERICA’S VALUED VETERANS & ACTIVE SERVICE MEMBERS ON ARMED FORCES DAY

May 14, 2010

Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) reminds residents that every year, on the third Saturday of May, people across the nation honor past and present members of the United States military by commemorating their dedication and sacrifice on Armed Forces Day.

“This is a day to proudly salute the men and women in all branches of service who have dedicated their lives for our freedom, our safety and our way of life,” said Senator Stachowski.

May 14, 2010
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Senator Valesky Recognizes America’s Bravest on Armed Forces Day May 15

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) asks the community to join him in honoring past and present members of the United States Military on Armed Forces Day, May 15. The national day of recognition honors past and present members of the United States military by commemorating their dedication and sacrifice on Armed Forces Day.

May 14, 2010
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May 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Nominate a Veteran for the Veterans Hall Fame

The Senate has a Veterans Hall Of Fame, and each Senator can honor a veteran from his or her district. If you know a veteran who should be honored, fill out the form below and it will be submitted to his or her Senator for review.

Nominees will be submitted to your Senator, or Senator in whose district the veteran resides, for review and final selection.

Click here for more info.

May 3, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint - Senate Standing Committee Hearing-" From Battlegrounds to Classrooms"

Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military AffairsChair: Senator Eric Adamsand Senate Standing Committee on Higher EducationChair: Senator Toby Ann StaviskyPublic Hearing: From Battlegrounds to ClassroomsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00pm – 3:00 P.M.

May 17, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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