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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

US soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base near Alkozai village following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue US soldier in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (credit: Jangir/AFP/Getty Images)

Nassau, Suffolk Counties Make Pledge To Recruit, Hire Veterans

Sixteen companies, along with both Nassau and Suffolk counties, have made a pledge to train, recruit and hire veterans for jobs, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

07/22/2014

Fifty-five World War II veterans took an Honor Flight from Long Island to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

55 World War II Veterans Take Honor Flight From L.I. To Memorial In Washington, D.C.

Fifty-five World War II veterans were honored Saturday, after taking the Honor Flight from Long Island to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II memorial.

07/19/2014

Senator Charles Schumer discusses legislation that would give veterans better access to health care. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer Launches Fight To Give Vets Better Access To Health Care

Senator Chuck Schumer has launched a fight to pass bipartisan legislation that would give veterans better access to health care.

06/08/2014

Memorial Day Observance

Tri-State Area Honors Those Who Gave Their Lives In Service For Memorial Day

Mayor Bill de Blasio this Memorial Day led observances to remember those who gave their last measure of devotion, at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park.

05/26/2014

The Cedar Crest retirement community in Pompton Plains, N.J. mounted 250 flags on Memorial Day to honor veterans. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Retirement Home Puts Out 250 Flags To Honor Local Veterans

A New Jersey retirement community honored its residents with an awesome array of flags this Memorial Day.

05/26/2014

Job fair held for veterans in Howard Beach, Queens on May 25, 2014 (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Job Fair For Veterans Held In Howard Beach

The job fair, which began at 9 a.m., was held at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, Queens.

05/25/2014

American soldier on patrol - Kirkuk, Iraq - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

One-Stop Service Center In Nutley Could Be A Life Saving Solution For Veterans

The scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs has stunned the nation. An investigation found that at least 40 veterans died while waiting for doctors appointments in Arizona.

05/19/2014

Paul Milazzo, his wife and 2-month-old son Liam in front of their new home In Islandia (Credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Veterans Get Keys To Discounted Homes On Long Island

The homes in Islandia were built by the Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp. specifically for returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

12/19/2013

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6 NYC Cafes, Shops & Salons Offering Military Discounts

Remember to thank a veteran this Veterans Day.

11/11/2013

NEW YORK - APRIL 29:  Volunteers prepare meals at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen April 29, 2008, in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Food Bank Head: 40% Of Veterans Need Food Assistance

Margarette Purvis, president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, tried to raise awareness abut the plight of former service members during a speech in the Bronx on Sunday.

11/10/2013

Veterans Volunteer In Rockaways

Veterans Volunteer For Project To Repair Sandy-Damaged Homes

Many veterans were taking part in a different kind of service Saturday, helping those who have continued to suffer a year after Superstorm Sandy.

11/09/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during an Economic Address at The Port of New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Obama: Veterans Deserve Thanks, And A Chance At A Good Civilian Life

In his weekly radio address Saturday, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to say “thank you” to all that have defended the country as Veterans’ Day approaches.

11/09/2013

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

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Veterans, Other Volunteers Turn Out To Rebuild Nearly A Year After Sandy

Volunteers – most of them veterans – were helping to rebuild homes in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn Saturday, nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy.

10/26/2013

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