“Last year we had a lot of downtime, literally.”
“Last year we had a lot of downtime, literally.”
“Hard to believe its 2021, and no marker has even been erected and that’s one reason so few people know about his story and his significance in history.”
The United States is withdrawing from Afghanistan after 20 years since invading after Sept. 11, 2001. Local Afghans who assisted American troops are pleading for the U.S. to evacuate their families.
The academy began to allow more discretion in punishing honor code violations after the 1976 scandal.
“I, too, have lost more friends due to post-traumatic stress than I have lost friends who have died overseas in combat.”
“What we still need is the Equality Act to be passed. Without that major legislation, we’re still subject to the whim of the president.”
“These are our freedom providers and just showing again that freedom is not free, we lost three great Americans today in the service of our country.”
Mandatory masks, strict discipline and rigorous testing have helped the academies, including West Point and Annapolis, welcome students back to campus. Can other schools learn from their example?
Retired Capt. Mary Tobin, a West Point graduate, is mentor to some recent alumni who wrote an open letter to academy leaders. They’re part of a long legacy of Black cadets addressing systemic racism.
“If we really didn’t feel like there was much we could do for that patient, we would move on, and that’s sort of the idea of disaster management, do the best you can for the greatest amount of people,”
“It’s baffling that the Veterans Health Administration does not have a strategy in place to address the shortages of PPE in New York.”
The iconic vessel was intended to provide overflow capacity to the New York metropolitan area but ultimately wasn’t needed as badly as first feared.
The joint demonstration between the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds will begin early Tuesday afternoon over New York City, Newark and Trenton, N.J., and Philadelphia.
Approximately 850 Pennsylvania Guard members are supporting operations throughout the state to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The Comfort will use its roughly 1,000 beds to treat patients who do not have the coronavirus disease COVID-19 but who urgently need other care.
America’s longest undefended border totals around 4,400 miles and hasn’t been militarized since after the American Civil War.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has already identified four sites to build temporary hospitals to help deal with the surging cases of coronavirus in the state.
The pair of ships, the USNS Comfort and the USNS Mercy, will help local medical workers grapple with an influx of patients. But it remains unclear precisely when they will be ready to go.
Veterans in New York State who received less-than-honorable discharges that can be linked to their sexual orientation may have state veteran benefits restored, under legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Overall, annual suicides increased by 43.6 percent between 2005 and 2017. Among veterans, that increase was 6.1 percent.
This week, one of her stops took her to Rome Lab and the Defense Finance and Accounting Services office at the Griffiss Business Park.
Members of what was then the 107th Tactical Fighter Group were called to duty in early 1968, and were first sent to South Korea to serve in a support role after the USS Pueblo had been captured by North Korean forces.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper began notifying lawmakers which projects will be canceled in their districts. “It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
For many veterans, coming home from war is more difficult than what they experienced on the battlefield while they were deployed.
Many veterans and families of deceased veterans who are owed this medal, however, must often undergo a painstaking process to acquire the deserved medal.
“Roland” Hayes enlisted in 1966 at the age of 18. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and the following year, he was stationed at a base in Vietnam, where he served as a cook. But he’d soon end up on the front lines.
“My first stop in New York City was a gay pride parade. I thought to myself I didn’t know how this was going to go – you know, Army guy, uniform, Medal of Honor – they saluted me. They told me to go get ISIS. They thanked me for my service.”
The training center welcomes hundreds of people each summer who want to see the “regals.”
“I don’t really think a person receives an award. I think it’s the award is what people respect and the person is just the custodian of it.”
The accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. ET near a training area in New York state and involved a light medium tactical vehicle — the military’s multipurpose transport truck — the academy says.
Leslie Cruise served as a paratrooper during the D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944. The 95-year-old veteran reflects on his survival often and believes he has an obligation to share his story.
An estimated 90,000 veterans have been denied coverage. These are the Blue Water Navy Veterans, who served on ships off the Vietnamese coast but may have also been exposed to the chemical.
They came to Buffalo from places including downstate New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to renew an annual tradition.
“My grandfather was my hero growing up. He used to tell me every day, be nice to everybody every day, especially the downtrodden. And this guy is more downtrodden than anybody else I’ve ever seen.”
For many, it means a childhood involving multiple relocations. It also means long-term separations from parents who are called to active duty or deployed overseas.
A Vietnam Veteran who has lived with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for the past 50 years is taking a walk across New York State to raise awareness and support for other veterans, young and old, who are also living with PTSD. He began his journey in Buffalo.
“They decided to stay on the deck, give up their life vests, and give them to other sailors or civilians who were aboard the vessel.”
His spontaneous kiss of a passing woman in Times Square was captured on film and published by Life Magazine. George Mendonsa died last weekend at the age of 95 but a part of his life now rests docked in the waters of the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park.
The common theme at the state and federal levels is seeking more support for mental health services, especially for suicide prevention.
More awareness is being raised for the mental well-being of veterans after they have finished their service. Many are turning to a special loved one in their reinsertion into civilian life. Those loved ones come in the four-legged variety.
During the Holidays, people are encouraged to be merry. But for many, the opposite occurs and depression or other mental health issues rise to the surface.
A new federal proposal would change the way New York’s military installations get milk, and could hurt local dairy farmers. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is trying to stop it.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Ground was broken Friday at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park on the site where a future African-American Veterans Monument will be erected.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Richard Brookins died last Thursday at the age of 96. He was a WWII veteran but his impact as a soldier is perhaps best known for the impromptu decision to have him dress up as Saint Nicholas on December 5th, 1944.
Ten years ago, Buffalo became the first city in the nation to introduce a court specifically for veterans who, through support and treatment, could overcome issues that put them in legal trouble and were preventing them from living lives as productive civilians.
The suburban Lockheed Martin facility is the focus of these protesters carrying signs accusing the company of having blood on its hands. Ariel Gold of Ithaca said a recent Saudi bombing using U.S. made weapons has prompted this gathering.
He is among the Native Americans who played a special role in World War II, serving as the famed Code Talkers
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Sixty-seven years after his death, a Buffalo native has received a half-dozen medals – including the Purple Heart – for his service in the Korean War.
Officials said the victims suffered burns and three were airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. Terrorism in not suspected.
Since 9/11, American troops have been focused much of their training on the fight against insurgent groups in the Middle East. But now, the military is preparing for the possibility of war with nations that have bigger, more sophisticated armed forces.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Members of New York’s Congressional delegation are trying to secure funding to build a fence around the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome. Without the proper security, they fear the “Rome Lab” is potentially vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – The North Country will experience additional helicopter traffic over the next week. It’s part of a first-of-its kind training exercise that Fort Drum says will better prepare their soldiers for the fight of the future.
Lt. Samantha Ratanarat loads soil samples onto the LEM after completing an extra-vehicular mission. Photo by Josh White
Science Friday airs on WSQX March 18, 2016 from 2-4pm.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is turning to the crowd to hack toasters, vacuums, and other off-the-shelf products to figure out how these technologies might be used against the military. Science writer Maggie Koerth-Baker brings us this story and other science picks from the week. Plus, how floating plastic waste can provide a home — and a transportation system — for sea life.
As many as 700,000 U.S. children under the age of five have a parent in the military. To help support the military families that live in our region, WSKG has created this resources page. Here you find national and local initiatives offering important, specialized content for military families. WSKG also has a variety of family toolkits available please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Additionally, you can find these materials in our community at the Greater Binghamton Airport’s Military Family Room.