Issues: Military Affairs

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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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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Senator Gianaris celebrates Fort Drum Day in the Senate Chamber

Senator Gianaris celebrating Fort Drum Day in the Senate Chamber with Sunnyside native Sgt. 1st Class Renan Martinez and Queens Senators Stavisky, Addabbo, Peralta, Avella and Smith.

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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'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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ADDABBO SUPPORTS PACKAGE OF BILLS DESIGNED TO HONOR DECEASED SERVICEMEN & SERVICEWOMEN

Urges All New Yorkers to Honor Our Country’s Fallen

Servicemen and Servicewomen on Memorial 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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Herkimer Purple Heart Recipient Enshrined in Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

ALBANY, 05/22/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today paid tribute to Anthony J. D’Arpino of Herkimer as a 2012 inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

May 22, 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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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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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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MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT MARY WALKER IS OSWEGO'S HOMEGROWN HERO

I attended the unveiling of a new statue honoring the ONLY WOMAN to ever receive the Medal of Honor, America's highest military award. Here I'm pictured with two descendants of Dr. Mary Walker--her great, great grand nieces, Norman Maffeo and Nancy Ravas.

May 14, 2012
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RITCHIE JOINS HISTORIANS TO RECORD AREA’S CIVIL WAR LEGACY

Seeks Monuments, Markers of Region’s Contributions to ‘War that Saved the Republic’

State Senator Patty Ritchie, with the help of three noted local historians, is drafting community members to help record the region’s contributions to America’s Civil War, part of a statewide effort to remember New York’s role in the “War that Saved the Republic,” which was fought 150 years ago.

May 9, 2012
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West Point Day Celebrated in the State Capitol

Senator Betty Little joined her Senate colleagues in welcoming a group of West Point cadets to the State Capitol on Thursday, April 26.   

 

 

May 8, 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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May 2, 2012
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