U.S. Army

Veterans gather in Baychester ahead of Memorial Day. (Credit: CBS2)

Memorial Day 2015: Veterans Feel Solemn Sense Of Duty To Remind Us Of Sacrifices

For them, this holiday is more than a list of names, or a stack of faded photographs, a flag, a salute and a song. Survivors gather in ceremonies far north of the city and in the heart of the Bronx: the common task of bearing witness.

05/22/2015

Picatinny Arsenal (Military 1 Source)

All Clear Given At Picatinny Arsenal After Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Evacuation

An all clear was given at Picatinny Arsenal in northern New Jersey Friday, hours after after a suspicious truck and driver prompted a security scare.

04/17/2015

NYPD Officers Andrew Dossi (left) and Aliro Pellerano were shot and wounded in the Bronx on Monday, Jan. 5. (Credit: CBS2)

Families, Neighbors Hope For Recovery For 2 Officers Shot In The Bronx

The officers who were shot and wounded in the Bronx on Monday night both came from Rockland County, and their friends and families were heartbroken over the shootings.

01/06/2015

Sean Yetman (credit: CBS2)

Stolen Valor? Army Vet Calls Out ‘Phony’ Soldier In Videotaped Confrontation

Ryan Berk, an Army Ranger and Purple Heart recipient, spotted a man, Sean Yetman, wearing an Army Ranger uniform.

12/04/2014

Jennifer, who was awarded the Bronze Star, persuaded the Army to change her name on the central identity document in the military with the help of the ACLU-NJ. (Credit: Amanda Brown)

Army Agrees To Recognize New Names Of Transgender Veterans In N.J.

The U.S. Army has agreed to “fully recognize” the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

12/02/2014

Leonard Stern was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the Battle of the Bulge. (Credit: CBS2)

LI WWII Veteran Awarded Purple Heart Decades After Fierce Battle With Germans

A World War II veteran finally has the Purple Heart that he earned in a fierce and legendary battle against the Germans.

12/01/2014

Iknoor Singh (ACLU)

Sikh Hofstra Student: Army ROTC Making Me Choose Between Country I Love And My Faith

A Sikh college student claims the U.S. Army is barring him from the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving and cutting his hair.

11/14/2014

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, seen in 2005. (credit: Flickr)

Harold Greene, Army General From Albany, Gunned Down In Apparent Insider Attack In Afghanistan

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who graduated in 1980 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, was the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.

08/05/2014

Harlem Hellfighters

Curator Wants To Keep Harlem Hellfighters History Exhibit In Harlem

The curator at a historic society in Upper Manhattan is in search of a new place to store and display memorabilia documenting the story of the Harlem Hellfighters.

07/16/2014

Former Army Sgt. Morton Wernick (Credit: CBS 2)

Another Honor In Store For D-Day Veteran On 70th Anniversary Of Invasion

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, former Army Sgt. Morton Wernick will receive another medal to add to his collection — the French Legion of Honor, for landing in Normandy and participating in numerous battles to help free France.

06/05/2014

Navy Football Team/file (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Service Academy Football Games To Go Ahead Despite Shutdown

U.S. military academy football teams will play as scheduled this weekend, despite the government shutdown.

10/02/2013

American soldiers in Iraq (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iraqi Boy And U.S. Soldier Reunite Years After Life Changing Surgery

A touching reunion took place on Staten Island on Saturday, when a U.S. Army Major and an Iraqi boy who was injured by a landmine got a chance to meet again after meeting half a world away.

06/22/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NFL Announces Major Research Project On Preventing Concussions

The NFL and other organizations are heading up research program they hope will help improve safety and prevent concussions.

03/11/2013

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

Pvt. Danny Chen’s Family Speaks Out Against Military Hazing As Final Soldier Faces Punishment

Danny Chen’s former platoon leader was removed from the Army on Tuesday but will avoid a trial as part of an agreement with prosecutors, the Army announced.

12/18/2012

Gavel (Credit: Clipart)

North Jersey Family Suing Army After Projectile Crashed Through Roof, Killed Cat

A northern New Jersey family is suing the U.S. Army over an errant projectile from Picatinny Arsenal that crashed through their roof in 2008 and killed their cat.

04/28/2012

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