Past Commander Marvin R. Jeffcoat was born on January 17, 1965 in Jamaica, NY. He graduated from White Plains High School. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in April 1982 and received basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and attended the United States Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan. He then enlisted in the Regular Army in August 1984. He received Advanced Individual Training for Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of AIT, he was assigned to B Co 3rd Battalion 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell Kentucky. In 1986 he was assigned to A Co 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia and later to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) as a Team Leader.
Queens, NY, April 23, 2013 -- State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) announced that legislation he sponsors (S.4402) to help employment-seeking veterans and potential employers to better communicate about job skills earned in the military, was recently approved by the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 15thSenatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
Queens, NY, April 15, 2013 -- Saying that “we need to get to work right now to clean up our elections system and prove once and for all that our democratic constitutional republic is not for sale to the highest bidders,” New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Queens, NY, April 8, 2013 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., (D-Howard Beach) today announced that additional funds have been allocated for the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) as part of the 2013-2014 State Budget, and noted new “green” opportunities for New Yorkers including the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit.
Queens, NY (March 27, 2013): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a staunch champion of the effort to provide promised health care benefits to retirees of the bankrupt New York City Off-Track Betting (OTB) Corporation, made the following statement on provisions included in the new 2013-2014 State Budget, approved by the Senate, to provide this long-awaited coverage:
Queens, NY, March 27, 2013 --New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) made the following statement regarding the March 27th early morning passage of the 2013-2014 New York State Budget:
Queens, NY, March 19, 2013 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), is warning constituents who suffered damage to their homes from Hurricane Sandy that there are unscrupulous businesses and scammers who may prey on storm victims seeking to repair their homes. In fact, over recent months, the senator’s staff has heard from a number of residents who have reported such issues to his office.