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Thomas Kennedy holds his twin children (credit: Kennedy's Angels)

Don Bosco Grads Raise Funds For Family Of Fallen Soldier

Graduates of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey have been raising money for the family of one of their own killed in action in Afghanistan.

08/21/2012

Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. Funeral (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Marine Killed In Afghanistan Laid To Rest

The killing, and others like it, has prompted U.S. military leaders to call for drastic new action to stop deadly insider attacks where allies turn their guns on Americans.

08/19/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Slain L.I. Marine’s Family Speaks Out After Another Deadly Incident Carried Out By Afghan Recruit

A training program designed to put guns in the hands of 340,000 Afghan policeman and security personnel is part of the U.S. withdrawal strategy. Increasingly, though, some of those weapons are being turned on their trainers.

08/18/2012

F-15 refuels in mid-air. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Air Force Week Brings Flyovers To NYC

Air Force week officially returns to New York City this Sunday with a long list of events that are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

08/16/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Platoon Sergeant Faces Court-Martial In Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen

A platoon sergeant from Texas is facing a court-martial at Fort Bragg in connection with the death of a 19-year-old soldier in Afghanistan last year.

08/16/2012

Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy (credit: DOD)

Funeral Set For New City Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Maj. Thomas Kennedy was one of four Americans killed along with an Afghan civilian in a suicide attack on Aug. 8.

08/15/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Second Soldier’s Gets 6-Month Sentence In Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen

Spc. Ryan J. Offutt of Greenville, Pa., pleaded guilty Monday to one count of hazing and two specifications of maltreatment.

08/13/2012

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Stories From Main Street: Finding Jobs For Veterans In Stamford

The war in Iraq is over and operations in Afghanistan are winding down. As veterans return home, their next challenge is finding a job.

08/13/2012

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Long Island Marine Among Those Killed When Afghan Police Officer Opened Fire On U.S. Troops

A Long Island family that was waiting for their son to return home from Afghanistan,must now plan a funeral.

08/12/2012

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Wounded Warriors Softball Team Gives Injured Veterans A Chance To Return To An Active Lifestyle

A group of Wounded Warriors has spent the last 15 months traveling the country playing softball, and they recently stopped on Long Island to take on the Sag Harbor All-Stars.

08/11/2012

Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy (credit: DOD)

Army Maj. From New City Killed In Afghanistan ‘Great Man, Great Soldier’

Army Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy was killed Wednesday when a bomber detonated a suicide vest in the Kunar province, the Department of Defense said. A native of New City, he graduated from West Point in 2000.

08/10/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Soldier Convicted Of Lesser Charges In Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen Sentenced To 30 Days

A 10-member military jury sentenced Sgt. Adam Holcomb to 30 days in prison, demoted him to specialist and must forfeit one month’s pay.

07/31/2012

Private Danny Chen died in Afghanistan. (credit: Handout)

Army Sergeant Found Not Guilty In Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen

Sgt. Adam Holcomb was cleared on the charged of negligent homicide. However, he was found guilty on two lesser charges, maltreatment of a subordinate and assault.

07/30/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Falls Flat In London But Still Rakes In Cash From Libor Bankers

Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.

07/27/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Community Leaders Call For Justice Ahead Of First Court Martial In Pvt. Danny Chen’s Death

Pvt. Danny Chen, of Chinatown, shot himself on Oct. 3, 2011 in Afghanistan after weeks of racial slurs, humiliation and physical abuse by his colleagues, military officials said.

07/23/2012

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