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New Jersey Judge Allows Suit Over Veteran Death Benefits To Move Forward

The families say Prudential Insurance Co. failed to warn former soldiers their policies were expiring.

04/30/2014

An Israeli flag. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Israeli Proposal To Draft Strictly Religious Citizens Into Army

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews filled the streets in lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest Israel’s proposal to draft strictly religious citizens into its army.

03/09/2014

Hands For Heroes

Hands For Heroes Provides Vets With Free Massages, Pampering On Veterans Day

Veterans across our area are getting some much needed pampering on Monday.

11/11/2013

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces TRAMS Act to provide property tax breaks to active-duty service members. (credit: Twitter/AG Eric Schneiderman)

AG Schneiderman Proposes Property Tax Relief For Active-Duty Service Members

The Tax Relief for Active Military Service Act – or TRAMS Act – would allow those serving in the military or their spouses to apply for a tax exemption on 10 percent of the assessed value of their homes.

11/07/2013

Female service members were treated to a full day of pampering at a Manhattan salon. (Credit: CBS 2)

Female Service Members Treated To Full Day Of Pampering At Manhattan Salon

In addition to the makeover, champagne, and other treats, the women were given a complimentary pair of sunglasses from Lumette, priced at $300.

07/01/2013

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Continues Push To End ‘Corrosive’ Era Of Abuse Within Military

Speaking on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday, Gillibrand said the current system is working more as a deterrent to those who’ve been sexually assaulted.

06/09/2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov)

Gillibrand To Introduce Legislation In Wake Of Military Sex Assault Allegations

In the last two weeks, two service members have been accused of sexual misconduct. In both cases, the men had been in charge of preventing those type of crimes.

05/16/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez: In Order To Change Situation In Syria, It’s Time To Arm Rebels

Menendez said the conflict has caused a refugee crisis, given rise to terror groups and puts Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the wrong hands.

05/07/2013

4.30.13 Amy Belle Isle, Jessi Metzger

‘Operation Shower’ Throws Baby Showers For Military Moms-To-Be

The group is hosting a shower on May 2, in Somerset, N.J., for 40 military moms-to-be whose spouses are deploying.

04/30/2013

Photo Credit: Glenn Sweitzer/Courtesy Big Machine Publicity

Brantley Gilbert Visits With U.S. Veterans

He took time out on Veteran’s Day to visit a Nashville hospital and play a few songs. ” I have so much respect for them,” he said. “It was an honor.”

11/28/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

Actress Melissa Joan Hart (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Actress Melissa Joan Hart Throws ‘Baby Shower’ For Military Moms At Barclays

Hart, a Long Island native, teamed up with Barclays and Carousel Designs in Bethpage to host an “Operation Shower/Birdies For The Brave” baby shower for 40 very deserving military wives.

08/23/2012

Kellie Pickler on Maxim

Kellie Pickler Salutes Military By Posing…In A Bikini

The country singer and onetime American Idol contestant graces the cover of this month’s Maxim magazine in a “sexy tribute to the troops.”

07/26/2012

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

Marines with Special Marine Ground Task Force demonstrated the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (credit: Marine Corp New York/Flickr)

New York Fleet Week Event Guide 2012

Approximately 6,000 Navy sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will sail into Manhattan this week for this year’s event. Here are some of the week’s highlights.

05/23/2012

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