Military

This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day

Mayor de Blasio delivered remarks at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony.

by · May 30, 2016 · Holidays, Military, News
Memorial Day Salute To Our Service Men and Women

Memorial Day Salute To Our Service Men and Women

In 1873, New York was the first state to designate Memorial Day as a legal holiday.

by · May 30, 2016 · Holidays, Military
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Profile America: A Measure of Devotion

On this date 12 years ago, the dedication ceremony for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. was held.

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BREAKING: U.S. Senate has confirmed Eric Fanning to be Army secretary

U.S. Senate has confirmed Eric Fanning to be Army secretary

Featured Veteran: Yesterday’s Immigrants Are Tomorrow’s Soldiers

Featured Veteran: Yesterday’s Immigrants Are Tomorrow’s Soldiers

Featured Veteran: Yesterday’s Immigrants Are Tomorrow’s Soldiers by Gonzalo Duran This week’s featured Veteran is Specialist Jose Javier Castro of the New York State Guard (NYSG). Jose was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx. He is […]

Tech Sgt. Maribelle Hernandez, USAF

Women’s History Month: An NCO’s perspective

Women’s History Month: An NCO’s perspective by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell and Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs 3/18/2016 – AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — Tech. Sgt. Maribelle Hernandez is a manpower analyst and Bronx, N.Y., native who has served […]

The Tragic Truth Of Accidental Deaths In Combat Zones

The Tragic Truth Of Accidental Deaths In Combat Zones

By Jeremy Warneke There have been efforts to reduce non-hostile deaths in the U.S. military, but have those efforts really paid off? The only person who died during my deployment to Iraq in 2003 to 2004 was U.S. Army Sgt. Landis […]

by · February 1, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Military, Veterans
Local Veterans Honored with Brunch and a Job Fair

Local Veterans Honored with Brunch and a Job Fair

Yesterday the Bronx Chamber of Commerce held their annual Veterans Recognition Brunch in which they honored Bronx veterans who, not only served their country but serve their communities. “The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 8th annual veterans celebration […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Local Events, Military, Veterans
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Honoring Our Veterans: This Week and Everyday [WITH GALLERY]

This past week has been devoted to honoring our veterans for their service, patriotism, valor, leadership and commitment to protect the freedom for all who live in our nation. Too often their services are overlooked and some veterans are treated […]

by · November 12, 2015 · Local News, Military, Photos, Veterans
Featured Veteran: Finding Your Vibe

Featured Veteran: Finding Your Vibe

Featured Veteran: Finding Your Vibe by Gonzalo Duran In my regular column I have sought out veterans to share their stories and recognize the services they provide. This week’s featured Veteran is Corporal Jared Sterk of the United States Marine […]

by · October 19, 2015 · Bronx Personalities, Military, Veterans
Featured Veteran: Garifuna Rising

Featured Veteran: Garifuna Rising

Featured Veteran: Garifuna Rising by Gonzalo Duran This week’s featured Veteran is Petty Officer 2nd Class Edson Arzu of the United States Navy (USN). Edson was born in Guatemala but raised in the Bronx, New York. He currently works at […]

by · October 13, 2015 · Bronx Personalities, Military, Veterans
Featured Veteran: Therapy Through Hip Hop

Featured Veteran: Therapy Through Hip Hop

Featured Veteran: Therapy Through Hip Hop by Gonzalo Duran In my new regular column I have sought out veterans to share their stories and recognize their community work. This week I would like to introduce Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrian […]

by · September 29, 2015 · Bronx Personalities, Military, Veterans
Featured Veteran: The 30 Year Cadet that Never Stopped

Featured Veteran: The 30 Year Cadet that Never Stopped

Featured Veteran: The 30 Year Cadet that Never Stopped by Gonzalo Duran This week’s featured Veteran is Corporal Joseph Ronda, United States Marine Corps (USMC). Joseph was born and raised in the Bronx and grew up in the Throggs Neck […]

by · September 7, 2015 · Bronx Personalities, Military, Veterans
The Trump Silver Lining – IAVA Founder Responds to Trump’s remarks on McCain

The Trump Silver Lining – IAVA Founder Responds to Trump’s remarks on McCain

Over the last few days, almost everyone in America has voiced an opinion on the remarks made by Donald Trump about Senator John McCain’s war service. IAVA has joined every leading veterans group in America in condemning the remarks. This […]

‘Fort Drum Loophole’ Closed In Crack Down on Lenders Who Prey on Military Personnel

‘Fort Drum Loophole’ Closed In Crack Down on Lenders Who Prey on Military Personnel

Omni Military Lending Agrees to Stop Making Loans In Excess of New York’s Interest Rate Caps Today, New York State launched a crackdown on high-interest loans made to military personnel by closing the “Fort Drum Loophole.” That loophole – predicated on a […]