Issues: Military Affairs

Ball Decries Assault on Veterans’ Homes

Ball pledges to work to restore funding

February 18, 2011
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Senator Ball Passes Three Bills Through Veterans' Committee

New York Veterans Urge Assembly to Also Pass Major Legislation that Guarantees Veterans Property Tax for Surviving Spouses, and Establishes Atomic War Veterans and War on Terror Expeditionary Medals

February 16, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball Legislative Report - February 15, 2011

State Senator Greg Ball hosts his February 15 legislative report with 12-year-old Tea Party Activist Michael Buffone and Peter Gadiel, President of 9/11 Families for a Secure America.

February 15, 2011
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Valentine's for Vets

Honoring Our Troops This Valentine’s Day

 

(Pearl River, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) joined students from the Lincoln Avenue Elementary School in Pearl River to box up hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to be sent to our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The cards were made by elementary school children from 22 schools in Rockland county.  After being boxed up, the cards will be sent overseas and distributed by Commanding Officers and Chaplains to the men and women who are serving our country this Valentine’s Day.

February 15, 2011
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MORE THAN 1,000 VETS FROM IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN OUT OF WORK IN WESTERN NEW YORK – KENNEDY JOINS GILLIBRAND FOR AN IMPORTANT ROUNDTABLE WITH LOCAL VETERANS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO FIND SOLUTIONS

Gillibrand Urges New Tax Credits For Businesses Who Hire Vets Returning from Iraq & Afghanistan, More Job Training, And Better Efforts to Prepare Servicemembers for the Difficult Job Market

 

February 14, 2011
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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 Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Off The Floor - Room 124 Capitol

February 15, 2:00 PM - 2:12 PM
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Senator Ball Meets with Mayor Bloomberg on Homeland Security

NEW YORK, NY (02/03/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday to discuss the city and the state’s security. Senator Ball is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs.

“Now, a decade after 9/11, in my opinion we’re still not where we need to be to secure New York. We simply cannot allow the passage of time since 9/11 to lull us into complacency.”

February 4, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military AffairsGreg R. Ball1:30pm, Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 Room 123 CAP

January 25, 1:30 PM - 1:48 PM
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Sen. Espaillat Selected for Key Leadership & Committee Assignments

Espaillat will serve as top Democrat on Housing Committee and serve as chair of Minority Program Development, a Senate leadership post

January 12, 2011
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Senator Greg Ball Tapped to Chair Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs

ALBANY, NY (1/11/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was appointed today by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to Chair the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs.

January 11, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN KICKS OFF DRIVE TO SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kick off of a holiday troop drive to support our heroes this upcoming season.

Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs stated, “What better way to say thank you to those brave men and women that are currently serving in the Armed Forces by making sure that this holiday season, they have the personal items necessary to enhance their quality of life overseas. May we continue to remember that it is our military who allows us to live in freedom and to celebrate our holidays amongst family and friends.”

November 22, 2010
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THEINERT MEMORIAL WAY ROAD SIGN UNVEILED

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Marc Alessi joined with Shelter Island Supervisor James Dougherty and the Theinert family to unveil the ‘Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Way’ road sign.  The sign presented at the event was an actual size mock up of the sign that will be installed on the stretch of NYS Route 114 that runs approximately 1.4 miles in length from the South Ferry Terminal to the Cartwright Road Circle. 

October 15, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, Promotes the Rights of All Veterans to Secure Housing

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams, Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Chair, marks the signing into law of S6279, his legislation ensuring that all veterans receive credit for their military service when applying for Mitchell Lama housing

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The Mitchell Lama housing program was created in 1955 to provide affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate and middle income working families in New York City. Reasonably priced rents and maintenance make the program a very popular one, and there are often long waiting lists for each development.

August 14, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates New Syracuse Army Recruiting Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Richard R. Rouleau at the Change of Command Ceremony.

Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates new Syracuse Army Recruiting Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Richard R. Rouleau at the Change of Command Ceremony Downtown Syracuse.

August 5, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of His Veterans Mental Health Act (S7961)

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage of S7961, his Veterans Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Act, to improve health care for NYS veterans

June 28, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of "POW-MIA Flag Bill"

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams announces that S7275, legislation known as the “POW-MIA flag bill,” has passed in the Senate. The bill requires the NYS Capitol to fly the Prisoner Of War – Missing In Action Flag whenever the U.S. flag is flown.

June 24, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Transition for Military Students

Interstate Compact would remove barriers, standardize transfer for children of military families

June 22, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Eric Adams, Chair Thursday , June 17, 2010 Off the Floor

June 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Westchester Herald: Senator Stewart-Cousins Announces Veterans Hall of Fame Celebration

On June 1st, NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Eric Adams announced a new and improved NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrea Stewart- Cousins was joined in Albany by Yonkers resident and a 2010 nominee, Eli Michael Vetrano, who is a United States Army veteran. In the coming weeks, a ceremony will be held to honor all members of the Hall of Fame in the 35th District, recognizing their service in the United States Armed Forces...

June 10, 2010
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