County Executive’s Corner “A Fitting Tribute”

County Executive’s Corner “A Fitting Tribute”

By County Executive Ed Day Last weekend I was honored to speak at the dedication of the Rockland County Gulf War – War on Terror Monument. As County Executive, I often have the privilege of speaking at events around our beloved county but it is truly rare that I have the chance to take part […]

NRHS grad Jonathan Means now an Air Force basic training grad, as well

NRHS grad Jonathan Means now an Air Force basic training grad, as well

U.S. Air Force Airman Jonathan Means graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits […]

Displaying our Gratitude for those who Serve

Displaying our Gratitude for those who Serve

By Town of Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann Honoring those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces is something we all should do.  We all know the reasons why. At some point they looked within themselves and decided that they would stand at the ready to defend our freedom and our very lives with […]

Beware the Con in Uniform

Beware the Con in Uniform

BY DIANE DIMOND They blend in to veterans groups and military parades, and usually sport a hat or jacket displaying the logo of a branch of the service. They tell intriguing stories about their military exploits with highly trained and super-secret special operations forces like the Navy SEALs, Green Berets or Army Rangers. Some may let you see […]

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, […]