Issues: Veterans

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP DISABLED VETERANS

Bill Would Provide a Preference in State Contracts for Disabled Veterans

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2423) that would give greater access to state contracts to veterans who were disabled during their service.

This bill would codify for New York an identical and highly successful program adopted for federal contracting. Given the increase in the number of veterans and disabled veterans due to recent overseas conflicts, this bill would provide a small measure of recognition that this group of selfless men and women deserve.

May 15, 2012
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Senate Passes Legislation to Help Disabled Veterans

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2423), sponsored by Senator Gregory R. Ball (R-C, Pawling), that would give greater access to state contracts to veterans who were disabled during their service.   This bill would codify for New York an identical and highly successful program adopted for federal contracting.  Given the increase in the number of veterans and disabled veterans due to recent overseas conflicts, this bill would provide a small measure of recognition that this group of selfless men and women deserve.

May 15, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY BREAKFAST AND AWARDS EVENT

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is announcing plans to honor local veterans at a Memorial Day breakfast and awards ceremony, to be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden will pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the men and women of our community in the name of the United States of America. The extraordinary service of Fort Hamilton Army Base Garrison Commander Colonel Michael J. Gould and Garrison Command Sergeant Major Sylvia P. Laughlin will be recognized at the event.

May 15, 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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Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial

Senator Maziarz met with David Fabrizio, Chairman of the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial Commission, to observe the ongoing construction of the memorial.   

May 10, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS CNY/NNY VETERANS

Senator Patty Ritchie hosted a celebration at Fort Drum to honor 39 veterans from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

The event commemorates Military Appreciation Month, held each May, and also introduced Senator Ritchie's choice for induction to the NY State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

More information about the event can be found on Senator Ritchie's website.

 

May 4, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY VETERANS

39 Veterans from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties Recognized

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York at a special ceremony at Ft. Drum.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to these brave men and women who have one of the toughest, most selfless jobs there is—the job of protecting our freedom,” Senator Ritchie said.

May 3, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS CNY AND NNY VETERANS

39 Veterans from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties Recognized

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York at a special ceremony at Ft. Drum.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to these brave men and women who have one of the toughest, most selfless jobs there is—the job of protecting our freedom,” Senator Ritchie said.

May 3, 2012
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RITCHIE CELEBRATES CENTRAL NY VETERANS AT FT. DRUM EVENT

Eight Oswego County Veterans Recognized

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including 8 from Oswego County today at a special ceremony at Ft. Drum.

*** CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF THE FORT DRUM CELEBRATION ***

May 3, 2012
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RITCHIE CELEBRATES NORTH COUNTRY VETERANS AT FT. DRUM EVENT

31 Veterans from Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties Recognized

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including 31 from Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties today at a special ceremony at Ft. Drum.

*** CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF THE FORT DRUM CELEBRATION ***

May 3, 2012
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May 2, 2012
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LOCAL VETERANS (& SPOUSES) FIND HELP AS CIVILIANS ENTERING JOB MARKET


Workshop with over 16 Agencies at Addabbo-Miller Job Readiness Workshop in Glendale's Atlas Park
 

May 1, 2012
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Senate Celebrates West Point Day

Rochester, NY - On Thursday, April 26th, the New York State Senate celebrated West Point Day. This annual celebration is held to honor all of those brave men and women who have served, and continue to serve our Country, both at home, and overseas. Thank you to all of our servicemen and women for their dedication and courage. Here I am pictured with retired Lieutenant Colonel Bill Larkin, who served 23 years on active duty in the United States Army, and is now my colleague in the Senate.

 

April 30, 2012
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