Veterans

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 […]

BP Diaz Releases Bronx Veterans’ Resource Guide

BP Diaz Releases Bronx Veterans’ Resource Guide

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx Veteran Advisory Council hosted a special meeting to educate & update community boards and elected officials on veterans’ resources in The Bronx and across the city.   In addition, Borough […]

by · March 30, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
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
Bronx Lawmaker Salutes Nation’s Veterans from U.S. Battleship

Bronx Lawmaker Salutes Nation’s Veterans from U.S. Battleship

As the nation celebrated our U.S. military men and women on Veterans Day, one Bronx lawmaker saluted our veterans from Pearl Harbor on board the USS Missouri battleship. NYC Council Member Andy King took part in the 2015 Veterans Day […]

by · November 18, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Lt. Col. Floyd Carter, Grand Marshall

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
Free Red, White & Blue IHOP® Pancakes To Veterans And Active Duty Military On Veteran’s Day, November 11

Free Red, White & Blue IHOP® Pancakes To Veterans And Active Duty Military On Veteran’s Day, November 11

Those Who Serve Will be Served Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberries, Blueberries and Whipped Topping GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IHOP® restaurants will once again honor the 22 million Veterans currently living in the United States and more than […]

EBHF Sat Nov 7th 11am Veterans Day at Van Nest Memorial ( Mead & Unionport Ave) NOTE: FREE events, St. Paul’s National Historic Site

EBHF Sat Nov 7th 11am Veterans Day at Van Nest Memorial ( Mead & Unionport Ave) NOTE: FREE events, St. Paul’s National Historic Site

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 914-667-4116   www.nps.gov/sapa Special free Programs in November 2015   Thursday, Nov 5,  7 PM Rest in Peace: The History of Funerals in America, a talk by Nancy […]

by · November 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, Veterans
Upcoming Veteran Parades

Upcoming Veteran Parades

November 7, 2015- The Bronx Veterans Parade Task Team Inc. 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade 11:00 a.m. Formation & 12:00 p.m. Kickoff-E. 175th Street & Crotona Parkway Memorial Service at the West Farm Soldiers Cemetery (E. 180th &  Bryant Ave) […]

by · November 1, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, 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
AmVets Fundraiser 11/7/15

AmVets Fundraiser 11/7/15

by · September 29, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
How Close Are We To Ending Veteran Homelessness In NYC?

How Close Are We To Ending Veteran Homelessness In NYC?

Depending on your point of view, veteran homelessness may be eliminated within a few months but the housing dilemma is what will continue for, perhaps, many years to come. You see, the Mayor’s Office states there are an estimated 1,000 […]

by · September 8, 2015 · Op Ed, 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