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Jan 4, 2016

Pentagon: Hundreds of military kids sexually abused annually

WASHINGTON — The children of service members are victims in hundreds of incidents of sexual abuse each year, according to data the Defense Department provided exclusively to The Associated Press. The abuse of military dependents is committed most often by male enlisted troops, the data show, followed by family members. The figures offer greater insight […]

Dec 20, 2015

Why 9/11 case grinds on so slowly at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Five men accused of directing and financing the Sept. 11 plot were back in their high-security cellblock at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a pretrial hearing when the general in charge of prosecuting them delivered a somber message for families of people killed in the attack. “I pledge […]

Dec 8, 2015

Senators demand transparency in military justice system

WASHINGTON — Responding to an Associated Press investigation, three U.S. senators on Tuesday urged Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to lift what they called the military justice system’s “cloak of secrecy” and make records from sex crimes cases readily accessible. In a letter to Carter, Democrats Barbara Boxer of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and […]

Nov 18, 2015

Fisher unveils statue in memory of alumnus Way

St. John Fisher College honored Thomas Urban Way, a 1966 graduate and member of the U.S. Armed Forces, by unveiling a statue commissioned in his memory. Way, who was drafted into the Army in 1967, shortly after graduating from Fisher, died in combat while serving in the Vietnam War, just three weeks into his tour […]

Nov 11, 2015

Silent remembrance

Veterans Day may mark the formal observances, but for most of the year Carl Paul Jennewein’s bronze eagle that stands as Rochester’s memorial to the Spanish-American War keeps lonely watch on the banks of the Genesee. An observance of a different kind, MCBA’s Annual Memorial Ceremony, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the […]

Sep 2, 2015

Town of Gates to bury time capsule

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., came to Gates Memorial Park in 2007. Thousands visited the memorial to honor the veterans that served. At that time, many people placed letters from home, dog tags, pictures and heartfelt memories to honor our fallen heroes in a […]

Sep 1, 2015

Ultralife contract with Army worth $8.2M

Ultralife Corporation, headquartered in Newark, N.Y., has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $8.2 million to supply radio systems to Thales Defense & Security Inc. for the U.S. Army, beginning in late 2015. The SRW-Applique is a single-channel radio system mounted within vehicles that will be added to the Army’s current Single Channel Ground […]

Aug 20, 2015

Free preparedness training in Perinton

New York National Guard troops will be giving free disaster preparedness classes at the Town of Perinton Recreation Center, at 1350 Turk Hill Road on Tuesday, August 25, at 5 p.m. The event is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s continuing Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which gives people the knowledge and tools to prepare for […]

Aug 20, 2015

Soldier added to hometown WWII memorial

GOWANDA — The name of a fallen western New York soldier will be added to the new World War II memorial being unveiled in his hometown during a ceremony scheduled on the 70th anniversary of Japan’s formal surrender. Carroll Heath’s name was left off the memorial in Gowanda when it was dedicated in 1946. A […]

Aug 17, 2015

Brighton highway dedicated to vets

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle and Sen. Joseph E. Robach announced Monday the signing of legislation to dedicate a portion of state Route 15A in Brighton to current and former U.S. Armed Air Force service members. The legislation (A8049A/S5782) was signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday, designating the road portion as “Brighton Veterans […]

Jul 7, 2015

State aims at high-interest loans to soldiers

ALBANY (AP) — New York state has taken steps to stop lenders from giving high-interest loans to service members. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that his administration will subject all loans to military personal to the same state regulations already governing other loans. A longstanding exception to state lending rules had allowed lenders to offer […]

Mar 30, 2015

Tax assistance for military families

Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., a locally owned accounting firm, will offer free tax consultation, assistance and preparation to families of active-duty military personnel who were deployed during the 2014 calendar year. The consultations will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday at the firm’s office at 100 Chestnut St., Suite 1200. […]

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