Issues: Veterans

Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Thomas Croci, Chair 10:30 AM, Monday, June 1, 2015 Room 123 CAP

The Committee will consider the following Nominations: Kevin Bradley, Major General, New York Air National Guard (TO APPEAR) Anthony German, Major General, New York Air National Guard (TO APPEAR)

June 1, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

Senator Valesky is hosting a Community Resources Fair at the Southwest Community Center on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event is open to all area residents. The nonprofit and government agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. For more information, call the district office at 478-8745.

American Red Cross

Aurora of CNY

Clear Path for Veterans

CNY Fair Housing

May 28, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS TAKES PART IN VILLAGE OF STEWART MANOR’S MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently participated in the Village of Stewart Manor’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.

     Senator Martins spoke at the ceremony, where he thanked the veterans for their service and paid tribute to all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who gave their lives in defense of our country.

May 27, 2015
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Larkin Veterans’ Buyback Bill Passes Senate

 

Albany, NY - Senator Bill Larkin (R, C – Cornwall-On-Hudson) announced today that Senate Bill S4124 passed the Senate unanimously.  This legislation will allow all honorably discharged veterans who are members of a Public Employee Retirement System within New York State to purchase up to three years of service credit for time served in the military.

May 27, 2015
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RITCHIE ‘CAREER PORTABILITY’ BILL FOR MILITARY SPOUSES GETS SENATE OK

NY is Only State Without a Law that Protects Careers of Soldiers’ Families

The State Senate today approved a bill, sponsored by Senator Patty Ritchie, to make it easier for spouses of active duty military to get approval to work in their chosen fields that require licensing or certification by the state.

“Right now, hundreds, if not thousands of military spouses at Fort Drum and other posts around New York are prohibited from working in jobs for which they are well-trained, even though they have valid licenses in their home states,” said Senator Ritchie.

“That’s because New York—alone among every other state—requires these professionals to undergo the same training, testing and certification process as if they were seeking a license for the very first time.

May 27, 2015
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Dedication of the Disabled American Veterans Tunnel in the Town of Wallkill

Last Friday, a representative from my office attended the Town of Wallkill’s dedication of the Silver Lake-Scotchtown tunnel, which was renamed the Disabled American Veterans Tunnel. New signs are displayed at the entrances to the tunnel, which runs under railroad tracks on Silver Lake Scotchtown Road at the intersection of Mud Mills Road.

May 27, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN HONORS U.S. SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ON MEMORIAL DAY

Klein Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers at Memorial Day Services Across the Bronx & Westchester

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with hundreds of active military members, local American heroes, families and children, paid tribute to the profound sacrifices of U.S. servicemen and women on Memorial Day. Senator Klein attended commemorative parades across the Bronx and Westchester and laid wreaths for fallen soldiers at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park.

May 26, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & MINEOLA COMMUNITY PAY TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S HEROES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently took part in the Village of Mineola’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony to pay tribute to our veterans. The ceremony was held at Memorial Park. 

May 26, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS OBSERVES MEMORIAL DAY WITH FLORAL PARK COMMUNITY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Floral Park community in honoring our American heroes at the Village’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony was sponsored by Floral Park American Legion Post 334 and the Village of Floral Park.

     Senator Martins marched in the parade with Mayor Tom Tweedy and the Village Board and served as the guest speaker at the ceremony, where he paid tribute to the over 40 million Americans who served in the military and the over 1.2 million who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.

     Senator Martins (center) is pictured marching down Tulip Avenue with Mayor Tom Tweedy and the Village Board during the Floral Park Memorial Day Parade.

May 26, 2015
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Report from Senator Hoylman Shows Shameful Treatment of NY Veterans Discharged for Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity; Senator Unveils Legislation to Restore State Benefits for Discharged LGBT Vets

Memorial Day Report finds at least 53 state benefits for veterans are directly contingent upon their discharge status

“New York Restoration of Honor Act” would make veterans discharged solely due to their sexual orientation or gender identity eligible for state benefits

Hoylman: “We must act now to restore honor to those who risked their lives for our nation but have shamefully been denied access to the veterans’ benefits they deserve, just because of who they are.”

May 26, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH ALBERTSON COMMUNITY IN OBSERVING MEMORIAL DAY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Albertson community in honoring our American heroes at the annual Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Albertson Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5253.

May 26, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE

"Memorial Day is not just about backyards and barbecues. It’s about offering our collective thanks to the men and women who have served our country and paying special recognition to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in that service.

On behalf of a grateful state, I offer our veterans and their families our most sincere 'thank you!'”

May 25, 2015
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Williamsville Memorial Day Parade

Williamsville, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer honors our nation's brave service men and women by participating in the Williamsville Memorial Day Parade.

May 25, 2015
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Clarence Memorial Day Parade

Clarence, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer greets residents on the sideline of the Clarence Memorial Day Parade.

May 25, 2015
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Senator Bill Larkin Honors Local Veteran

Donald Bernstein Inducted Into the Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) nominated Donald Bernstein from Highland Mills, NY to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Albany.

May 22, 2015
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Wallace C. Higgins Inducted into the New York State Senate's Veterans' Hall of Fame

Senator Young nominated Wally Higgins for his courageous service to the nation

 

ALBANY – This week Wallace C. Higgins, a decorated World War-II veteran and longtime resident of Allegany County, was inducted into the New York State Senate's Veterans' Hall of Fame.

 

As part of the state Senate's annual Veterans' Hall of Fame Ceremony, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) nominated Mr. Higgins, known to many as “Wally,” to be recognized for his service to the nation.

 

May 22, 2015
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Senator Serino Honors Our Heroes

 

Senator Serino Honors Our Heroes

HYDE PARK, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) released the following statement today in honor of the Memorial Day holiday:

“Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our lives and our freedoms. While words will never be enough to thank them—or their families—for that sacrifice, may they feel the weight of our gratitude throughout the weekend as communities come together to celebrate their lives and dedication.

I wish residents across the Senate District a very happy and safe Memorial Day.”

 

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May 22, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO TO HONOR VETERANS AT SAMPSON VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Honoring our Nation’s greatest heroes, as well as recognizing our region’s historic significance as the birthplace of Memorial Day, State Senator Mike Nozzolio will be speaking at in a special Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25th at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus.  

May 22, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs  Senator Thomas Croci, Chair  9:30 AM, Thursday, May 28, 2015  Room 124 CAP

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME AND DATE OF MEETING 

May 28, 9:30 AM - 9:36 AM
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