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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

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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

A woman looks for work at a job fair - Queens, NY - Jul 20, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Unemployment Rates Spike Across Tri-State Area

Despite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent– the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.

07/20/2012

Spc. Jonathan Batista and Staff Sgt. Raul Guerra (credit: Dept. of Defense)

DOD: 2 Soldiers From NJ Die In Afghanistan

Spc. Jonathan Batista from Kinnelon and Staff Sgt. Raul M. Guerra from Union City both died last week while serving in Afghanistan.

07/10/2012

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2nd Annual Veterans On Wall Street Job Fair Is Today

Those who have had trouble making the transition from military to civilian life are getting a little help on Wall Street today, WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell reported.

06/21/2012

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Christie Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Jersey City Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Army Pfc. LeRoy DeRonde III was one of two soldiers killed when their unit was attacked on May 27 in the Chak-E Wardak District.

06/07/2012

Marine Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey, member of the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, died November 13, 2004 (credit: Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc.)

Memorial To Honor Fallen Servicemen In Middletown

A two acre site has been chosen for a reflecting pool surrounded by flowering trees, one for each Connecticut service member who died in the war.

06/05/2012

Eugene Ovsishcher and Mickey (credit: Facebook)

War Vet Facing Eviction From Coney Island Apartment Over Comfort Dog

After a nine-month combat tour in Afghanistan, a doctor recommended Eugene Ovsishcher get a comfort dog to help him deal with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Last August, he adopted Mickey, a Shih Tzu.

05/29/2012

Four soldiers' dogs rescued from Afghanistan arrived at JFK Airport on Monday, May 1, 2012 (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Dogs Saved By Soldiers In Afghanistan Arrive At JFK

The four dogs were saved by an Army-Marine robotics unit stationed in Afghanistan, but after the soldiers were forced to leave their location, their battle buddies were left without a home.

05/01/2012

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Queens Based Bike Company Reaches Out To Injured Vets

The job of helping wounded troops rebuild their lives is a tremendous undertaking. Since 2003, more than 37,000 American troops have been seriously injured while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

04/21/2012

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Funeral For Waldwick Marine Joseph D’Augustine Killed In Afghanistan

Hundreds of family and friends gathered at St. Luke’s Church on Franklin Turnpike in Ho-Ho-Kus to remember Staff Sgt. Joseph D’Augustine.

04/04/2012

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