Issues: Troops

Senator DeFrancisco Honors and Remembers Our Fallen Soldiers This Memorial Day

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco observed Memorial Day by remembering and honoring all of the brave men and women, who died while protecting our country and our freedoms.  The Senator attended several parades and ceremonies throughout Onondaga County during the holiday weekend.

May 27, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE MEETS WITH OSWEGO SOLDIERS

Two 10th Mountain Division soldiers with Oswego County ties recently met with Senator Ritchie. 

May 25, 2012
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Senators Flanagan And Marcellino Welcome Second Lieutenant Ciuffo From Northport To Senate

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was joined by Senator Carl Marcellino (5th Assembly District) as he welcomed Second Lieutenant Phillip Cuiffo of Northport to the New York Senate Chamber.  Second Lieutenant Cuiffo was in Albany as the Senate honored Fort Drum and the United States Army 10th Mountain Division, which is the most deployed combat brigade in the United States Army.

Fort Drum is the largest United States Army post in the Northeastern United States, with 19,987 soldiers and 4,614 civilian workers.  The post is commanded by Major General Mark A. Millay and a dedicated group of officers.

During the visit, the Senate voted to proclaim May 23, 2012 as 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day in the State of New York.

May 25, 2012
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May 25, 2012
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RITCHIE: LOCAL VETERANS ARE NOW PART OF 'HISTORY’

In Memorial Day Tribute, Senator Arranges to Preserve 11 Vets’ War Stories in State Collection

May 24, 2012
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Memorial Day Ceremony at Castle Point VA Hospital

Senator Bill Larkin addresses the crowd gathered for the Memorial Day Ceremony held in the Memorial Garden at Castle Point Veterans Affairs Hospital.

May 24, 2012
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Senator Martins Wishes Commander Nolty a Safe and Speedy Return

Senator Jack M. Martins wished Commander Matthew Nolty a safe return during a farewell tribute at the Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park. Commander Nolty is being deployed to Afghanistan. He and his wife Caroline have three children - Brendan, Bridget and Diedre.

Senator Martins thanked Commander Nolty was his service and wished him a safe and speedy return.

Prayer for the Navy

Eternal Lord God, you along spread

out the heavens and rule the raging sea.

Take into your most gracious protection

our country's Navy and all those who serve therein.

Preserve them from the dangers of the seas and from

the violence of the enemy, thay they may be

a safeguard unto the United State of America,

May 24, 2012
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NYS SENATE PROCLAIMS '10th MOUNTAIN AND FORT DRUM DAY'

A proclamation by the Senate honors the fightinig men and women of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum.

Major General Mark A. Milley addresses the Senate Chamber, a rare honor for a non-elected individual.

May 24, 2012
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May 24, 2012
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Talk of Our Towns: Fort Drum Day

Commanding General Mark A Milley of the the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum joins Senator Patty Ritchie to discuss "Fort Drum Day" at the Capitol, a first-ever event celebrating the Northeast's largest Army post and most deployed units.

May 23, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Thanks U.S. Army Corporal Ryan McNally of Romulus for his Service to Our Nation

Senator Nozzolio recently met with U.S. Army Corporal Ryan McNally of Romulus to thank him for his selfless and dedicated service to our Nation. Corporal McNally serves in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum and has previously been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the 19th Engineer Battalion. After been wounded in Iraq, he was awarded the prestigious Purple Heart medal for his courageous sacrifice.

May 23, 2012
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'10TH MOUNTAIN/FT. DRUM DAY' CELEBRATED AT CAPITOL

Historic Senate Chamber Speech by Commanding General Milley Caps Capitol Celebration

Members of Ft. Drum’s 10th Mountain Division were honored today at the State Capitol, at the first ever “10th Mountain Division and Ft. Drum Day.”

May 23, 2012
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JOB MASHARIKI Named to the NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

Job Mashariki, former President/CEO and Founder of Black Veterans for Social Justice was named today to the NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. State Senator Velmanette Montgomery nominated Mr. Mashariki for this special designation. He served his country honorably as a Specialist Four in the United States Army.

May 22, 2012
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Senator Owen Johnson Honors 2012 Woman Of Distinction Beth Delli-Pizzi Of West Islip.

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), recently honored Beth Delli-Pizzi of West Islip as a 2012 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.”  Ms. Delli-Pizzi was among women from throughout New York State who were honored at the Women of Distinction Award Ceremony held at the State Capitol on May 15, 2012.

May 21, 2012
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RITCHIE ANNOUNCES ‘10th MOUNTAIN/FORT DRUM DAY’ AT CAPITOL

 First-ever Event Will Fete Commanders, Soldiers of Famed 10th Mountain Division

May 21, 2012
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LaValle Names Two to NY State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame, Shelter Island 1st Lieutenant Joseph James Theinert and Marine Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter of Sag Harbor to Receive Award Posthumously May 22.

Two East End war veterans will be posthumously inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame on May 22 in an Albany ceremony it was announced today by New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle who nominated the pair -- US Army  1st Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert  from Shelter Island and Marine Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter of Sag Harbor --  for the state honor.

“Joe Theinert and Jordan Haerter are true heroes who gave their lives to protecting the freedoms we treasure. They should be recognized and commended by our State and community,” said Senator LaValle.  “The New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame is a tribute to these two fine young men that demonstrates our respect and gratitude for their patriotism and sacrifice.”

May 15, 2012
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West Point Day 2012 in Albany

Senator Larkin is joined by Brigadier General Timothy Trainor, Colonel Mike Durham, Cadets and members of the Capital District West Point Society during the annual West Point Day celebration held at the Capitol.

May 4, 2012
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