The Myth of Veterans and Crime

The Myth of Veterans and Crime

BY DIANE DIMOND As Veterans Day 2017 is fresh in mind, let’s do more than just thank military members for their service. Let’s all do our part to erase some of the persistent myths about our returning veterans. First, military training and exposure to combat does not create the wacko battle-scarred solider so often depicted […]

Bradley Manning Convicted of Some Charges, Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

Bradley Manning Convicted of Some Charges, Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013—In a military court-martial Bradley Manning, 25-year-old Army private, was acquitted of aiding the enemy by giving thousands of classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. He was convicted on multiple other counts. Manning requested that a judge decide his fate rather than a jury. Today, after three days of deliberation, […]

North Rockland Man Graduates Basic Training

Air Force Airman Joseph D. Casciari graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Mike Diederich, Jr. to Deploy to Afghanistan

2007 and 2011 Democratic candidate for County Legislature (District-1) Mike Diederich, Jr., an Army reservist, is being ordered onto active duty, for military service in Afghanistan.  Lt. Col. Diederich is an Army lawyer and member of the “Judge Advocate General Corps.”  As a “JAG” officer, is the Command Judge Advocate of the 655 Regional Support […]