Military

Students get a chance to say thank you to troops in Paramus (CBS2)

Military Helicopters Give Paramus Students Hands-On Experience, Chance To Say Thank You

The event is part of Fleet Week and also organized by the Paramus non-profit Operation Goody Bag.

05/22/2015

Marines at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey conduct a fire mission. (Credit: CBS2)

Picatinny Arsenal Offers Inside Look At How The Military Develops And Modernizes

Civilians rarely get a chance to look inside of their nation’s military, especially in New Jersey.

05/04/2015

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

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New York Law Gives Veterans Tuition Break

A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will give veterans in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities even if they wouldn’t otherwise qualify.

08/19/2014

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

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‘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

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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

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