Issues: Military Affairs

CHAIRMAN BALL FIGHTS FOR VETS, UNVEILS JOBS BILL FOR VETERANS

Enlists Support of Service Disabled Heroes

March 6, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT PUTNAM VALLEY HS

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Thursday, March 8th at 3:00 p.m.***

March 6, 2012
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THE PATCH: SENATOR BALL DELIVERS $18,000 GRANT TO PEEKSKILL AMERICAN LEGION

 

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) delivered a lifeline for the Peekskill American Legion Post #0274 in the form of an $18,000 grant, which will be used for critical renovations.

March 5, 2012
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2/29/2012: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Public Hearing

Topic: To solicit information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from combat.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that occurs after a  person has experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event is a horrible, scary, or life threatening event that a person experiences personally. It is common for US military personnel and veterans to experience PTSD symptoms. These symptoms may include:

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR BALL UNVEILS TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT HENDRICK HUDSON TUESDAY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/28/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.

March 1, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 6, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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DAILY CORTLANDT: VETERANS HONORED IN HEN HUD HIGH SCHOOL

 

by Jessica Glenza

MONTROSE, N.Y. – World War II veteran Frank Campanaro was honored by New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) Tuesday afternoon, his picture and a brief biography hung on Ball’s Veteran’s Wall of Fame in the Hendrick Hudson High School main hallway.

March 1, 2012
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THE PATCH: HEN HUD HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME

 

By Liz Giegerich

A proud 88-year-old retired Sergeant Squad Leader stood amongst teenagers and local politicians at Hendrick Hudson High school Tuesday, honored to be a part of the Veterans Wall of Fame. WWII Veteran Frank Campanaro, a Town of Cortlandt resident, said he was surprised to be picked out of the many veterans in the area to be featured as one of the 27 featured with photographs and biographies on the Wall. New York State 40th District Senator Greg Ball and his Veterans Committee created the wall last year. Featured veterans were nominated by their local municipalities.

March 1, 2012
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Zeldin & McDonald Host Public Hearing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans

Albany, N.Y – State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and State Senator Roy McDonald (R- Saratoga) hosted a public hearing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Combat Veterans in Albany this past Wednesday, February 29, 2012, to gain information to help improve early diagnoses, increase access to treatment, and provide crisis and support services.

Both McDonald (above left) and Zeldin (above right) have both served in the military. McDonald served in the U.S. Army’s First Cavalry Division as a Forward Observer in the Vietnam War. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, Zeldin deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT HENDRICK HUDSON TUESDAY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/27/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will present his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.

February 27, 2012
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LOHUD: FREE VETERANS’ BURIALS SOUGHT

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

New York is one of only 10 states not participating in a federal program that pays for a final resting place for those who served their country.

February 27, 2012
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THE PATCH: BALL, CASTELLI CALL FOR LEGISLATURE TO PASS STATE VETS CEMETERY LAW

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

Two state lawmakers are calling on their colleagues to pass legislation that will let New York enter into a federal funding program to create a state veterans’ cemetery for the area.

February 24, 2012
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DAILY MT. KISCO: BALL SPEAKS IN MT KISCO ON VETERAN’S CEMETERY BILL

 

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) of the 40th Senate District visited Mount Kisco on Thursday and spoke passionately about trying to pass his veteran’s assistance bill that is currently on the floor. His bill, labeled S5381A/A1386A, is to make New York state create a state-owned cemetery in his senate district.

February 24, 2012
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SENATOR BALL URGES ACTION ON STATE VETERANS’ CEMETERY

 

Tens of thousands of veterans are simply underserved at this point and legislation would change that.

 

February 24, 2012
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OP-ED: OUR VETS DESERVE RESPECT

 

Currently, thousands of veterans in New York are without proper resting places.  It is only right that we provide them with the burial honors they have so valiantly earned. 

February 23, 2012
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SENATOR BALL PRESENTS VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME TO HALDANE HIGH STUDENTS

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/17/2012) – On Thursday, February 16, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling “Veterans’ Wall of Fame” was unveiled at Haldane High School in front of local Veterans, school administrators, parents, and students.

February 18, 2012
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VETERANS: SENATOR RITCHIE WANTS YOU!

Seeks Nominees for Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Patty Ritchie is inviting nominations from veterans’ posts, family members and community leaders across Northern and Central New York for her inductee in the State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2012
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SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME MAKES A STOP AT MONTROSE

 

 

Montrose, N.Y. – (2/9/2012) – On Thursday, February 9th, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame stopped at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Montrose so that residents could learn the stories behind the twenty-seven veterans whose names and faces grace the wall. Five of the Veterans that are featured on the wall were in attendance including Eugene Parotta (Croton)Duke Searles (Peekskill)Robert Ulrich (Putnam Valley)Stephen Moravick (Somers), and Gil Tarbox (Kent)

February 10, 2012
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Griffo, Brindisi call for action to support New York’s Defense Installations

Griffo, Brindisi call for action to support New York’s Defense Installations

February 1, 2012
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