Issues: Military Affairs

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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Your Voice with Senator Greg Ball: Veterans 1/23/12

Jan 23, 2012 -- Senator Greg Ball discusses veterans issues with guest Eugene Parotta: Chairman of Senator Ball's Veterans Advisory Council.

January 31, 2012
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RITCHIE: N.Y. IS ‘COMMITTED’ TO FORT DRUM

State’s Economic Chief Vows Response to New BRAC Challenge

January 31, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL SPEAKS AT CAMP SMITH MOBILIZATION CEREMONY

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

***January 29th at 4:00 p.m.***

January 28, 2012
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STATE SENATE WELCOMES FT. DRUM COMMANDER, MAJOR GENERAL MARK A. MILLEY

Honors Decorated Leader with Official Resolution

January 25, 2012
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RITCHIE: USE STATE CONTRACTS TO HELP RETURNING VETS FIND WORK


Asks Governor to Expand Law to Aid Jobless Veterans

January 24, 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 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Room 124 CAP

January 18, 10:30 AM - 10:56 AM
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Senator Flanagan Joins Senate Colleagues In Recognizing Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet

Senator John Flanagan (New York Senate) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate welcome the Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron from the Long Island group of Civil Air Patrol Color Guard to Albany -- January 9, 2012

January 11, 2012
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Senate Passes Iran Divestment Legislation

The New York State Senate yesterday gave final legislative passage to the Iran Divestment Act, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. The bill would prohibit companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran's energy industry from entering into or renewing state and local government contracts.

The Iran Divestment Act of 2012 (S5917A) was modeled after similar legislation in California and conceived with help from the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

January 10, 2012
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