veterans

Katko's Veterans Plan
9:29 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Congressional Candidate John Katko Proposes Health and Other Assistance to Veterans

GOP Congressional Candidate John Katko thought the 4th of July holiday that just passed is a good time to think about helping veterans, who he says preserve the freedoms we celebrate. He released a series of proposals Wednesday.
Credit johnkatkoforcongress.com

  Congressional candidate John Katko thinks he just might have the background to help clean up some of the problems at the Veterans Administration should he get elected.  

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VETERANS
12:12 am
Sat May 31, 2014

New VA Housing Development is First in Syracuse to Provide Supportive Services

The entrance to VanKeuren Square on E. Genesee St. Syracuse
Scott Willis WAER News

Navy veteran Sonny Carelli wanted to make something clear right off the bat at Friday’s ribbon cutting of VanKeuren Square on E. Genesee St. in Syracuse.

"This is not a halfway house, this is not transitional living.  This is our home.  You screw up here, make the landlord angry, she'll kick you out.  Don't pay your rent?  You'll get kicked out."

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Politics & Government
9:05 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Veterans Accused of Crimes Could Have Combat Effects Considered Under New Bill

Justice for Our Veterans Act would require evaluation of mental heatlh, physical injury and military training for current and former military facing criminal charges.
Credit pbs.org

How much might a soldier’s combat experience cause them to commit a crime?  The New York State Defenders Association says ‘a lot’ in some cases.  The group is pushing a bill in Albany it says will bring more justice to court proceedings when the defendant is a veteran or active duty military.  Executive Director Jonathan Gradess says he’s trying to protect a group of vulnerable service members.

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Third Annual Valor Day Helps Veterans Transition
6:33 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

SU Law School Event Provides Free Legal and Career Services to Veterans

The College of Law will provide legal and vocational assistance at its third Valor Day this Saturday, April 5th
Credit Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network

The Syracuse University College of Law will again partner with the Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network (VISION) to host its third Valor Day this Saturday, April 5. As a way of giving back to those who have served, law students, alumni and local volunteers will provide free legal and advocacy services for veterans, service members and their families.  

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OPERATION: START UP AND GROW
10:46 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

CNY Veterans Share Their Business Experiences at SBA Conference

Lee Buttolph chats with attendees at the SBA's Start up and Grow conference.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Onondaga Community College was the place to be Thursday for veterans  hoping to develop their entrepreneurial knowledge.  The college hosted the Small Business Administration's 7th annual “Operation: Start Up & Grow” conference for veterans and other members of the military looking to start or expand their own businesses.  Keynote speaker and Marine Corps veteran Lee Buttolph ended up buying his family’s lumber company in 2010.  He says resources from the SBA and his military experience in Iraq prepared him for this new battle.  

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