Military

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 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

American Soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan (file / credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

JPMorgan Chase Spearheads Effort To Find Jobs For Veterans Through 100,000 Jobs Mission

JPMorgan Chase and nearly 40 other companies, some of them also based in the New York City area, have teamed up to try and get veterans back into the workforce.

04/06/2012

Job seekers fill out paperwork at a career fair at Prince George's Community College - Largo, MD - Nov 4, 2010 - Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Jobs Fair For Veterans In Farmingdale Today

Our nation’s veterans – they put their lives on the line and now, upon returning home, many are unable to find a job. It’s a sad reality.

03/30/2012

American soldier serving in Kabul, Afghanistan - Mar 15, 2012 (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Veterans, Servicemen Getting Help In Piscataway, Parsippany

In Piscataway, there is an office that looks like any other, a maze of cubicles, except for one thing. Each desk is marked by an American flag. This is the home of Vets for Warriors.

03/19/2012

(credit: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Vets Turn Out For NYC Office Of Veterans Affairs Jobs Fair

Over 500 New York City area veterans stood in the cold Thursday to meet with dozens of employers at a job fair held by the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs (MOVA).

01/19/2012

Dorine Kenney with a photo of her son Jacob - Brentwood, NY - Nov 23, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Jacob’s Light Has Sent Half A Million Pounds To Soldiers Overseas

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, Long Island’s Jacob’s Light Foundation has hit a milestone in the amount of care packages delivered to American troops serving overseas.

11/23/2011

American soldiers serving in Afghanistan (file / credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jobs Fair For Veterans Held At Intrepid Museum

A special event was held today for those who put their lives on the line for our country and are now returning to civilian life.

11/07/2011

(credit: America's Vet Dogs)

Stories From Main Street: America’s Vet Dogs Are More Than Just Man’s Best Friend

They’re loyal and dependable guardians and protectors, just like the veterans whom they serve – America’s Vet Dogs.

09/12/2011

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protest at a soldier's funeral (file / credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Rockland County Passes Funeral Privacy Law

The Rockland County board of legislators has passed a funeral privacy law that will prohibit demonstration activities within 750 feet of all funerals at all locations.

08/04/2011

Lawn Mower (credit: clipart.com)

Stories From Main Street: Waldwick Military Wife Gets Some Help From Project EverGreen

While her husband Richard is away, Courtney is holding down the fort back home with three young children, taking over his domestic duties. But now, with a little help from a local landscaper, she won’t have to worry about the weeds, mulch, shrubs and fertilizer anymore.

08/01/2011

Sailors stand on the deck of the USS Iwo Jima as it passes by the Statue of Liberty to kick off Fleet Week in New York, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Fleet Week ends on Memorial Day with a military flyover honoring American military personnel who lost their lives in service.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Fleet Week Soldiers Take In The Sights And Sounds Of New York City

In a Fleet Week that’s been marked by both celebration and devastation, one Navy Sailor is tackling New York City head-on.

05/30/2011

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