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NY Army National Guard To Be Honored In Pregame Ceremony

Prior to the game more than 150 New York Army National Guard soldiers will be honored.

11/16/2013

Army Ranger Corporal Josh Hargis

Wounded Soldier’s Salute In Hospital Bed Moves Nation

An American soldier who was injured in Afghanistan has brought the nation to tears from his hospital room.

10/16/2013

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

NYPD: Men Sought To Supply Taliban Fighters With Boots, Winter Coats

Police say Humayoun Nabi and Ismail Alsarabbi were busted after a two-year investigation that involved confidential informants and undercover detectives.

10/10/2013

Seamus Byrne was awarded a Purple Heart after a tour in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

Soldier’s Family Demands Answers Following Disappearance Of Memorial To Fallen Son

Seamus Byrne was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in Afghanistan. He was fatally struck by a car while crossing Main Street in his hometown. The community quickly set up a makeshift memorial to honor the fallen soldier.

10/10/2013

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens DA: Men Accused Of Conspiring To Aid Taliban In Effort To ‘Kill American Soldiers’

Police say Humayoun Nabi, 27, and Ismail Alsarabbi, 32, wanted to buy boots, winter coats and other gear for Taliban fighters. They have been arrested on state-level terrorism charges.

10/10/2013

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis (credit: U.S. Army)

Report: S.I. Soldier Died Shielding Polish Officer From Suicide Bomber

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis stepped into the path of the Polish soldier and blocked him from the blast of an insurgent’s suicide vest, according to a report in the Army Times.

09/18/2013

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan look for ways to continue serving the community after leaving the military. (Credit CBS 2)

New York Veterans Continue Their Service On Anniversary Of Terror Attacks

Volunteer groups in New York have decided to mark the anniversary of 9/11 by assisting first responders with small acts of helpfulness.

09/09/2013

A memorial for fallen soldier Michael Ollis (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island Community Holds Vigil For Fallen Soldier

The family of Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis said he died living out his dream, in a job he loved, fighting for our country.

09/05/2013

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24-Year-Old Soldier From Staten Island Killed In Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis died Wednesday in Ghani Province in an attack that involved an improvised explosive device and small arms fire, the Pentagon said.

08/30/2013

Jalalabad Bombing

Bomber Strikes Consulate In Afghanistan Amid Travel Warning

The Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, was struck by a suicide bomber overnight – amid warnings against American targets and travel warnings for American citizens.

08/03/2013

Veterans visited the 9/11 Memorial on Independence Day. (Credit CBS 2)

Wounded Vets Make Emotional Trip To Ground Zero

Nearly two-dozen wounded veterans took a life changing trip to the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday. Emotions ran high as New York’s Finest offered the group of heroes a salute.

07/04/2013

Soldier reunited with dog he raised in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

Soldier Reunited With Dog He Befriended During Deployment To Afghanistan

Bailey was originally given to Brady by Afghan soldiers, he told Gusoff that when he returned home from Afghanistan he was heartbroken to leave Bailey behind.

07/04/2013

Marine Alex Minsky lost his leg to an IED attack in Afghanistan. He is now working as a male model. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Wounded Marine Walks The Runway As A Male Model

For Alex Minsky getting from the battlefield to the runway wasn’t easy. The Marine lost a leg when his Humvee hit an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Afghanistan in 2009.

07/01/2013

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Thompson provides security while members of an Afghan narcotics interdiction unit search a compound during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan - Mar. 27, 2012 (credit: Sgt. James Mercure, U.S. Marine Corps.)

Powerful Film ‘The Hornet’s Nest’ Takes A Hard Look At Troops’ Lives In Afghanistan

For soldiers in Afghanistan every day is a relentless fight for survival, a fight that film makers Mike and Carlos Boettcher wanted to capture.

06/28/2013

Ekso Bionic Suit (credit: Ekso)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based Charity Tries To Help Paralyzed Vets Walk Again

Four years ago, Chris Meek, who works in finance, started the charity Solder Socks, and wants to donate ten exoskeletons to paralyzed veterans.

06/24/2013

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