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Specialist Terry J. Hume of Merced, CA. Photo: U.S. Army
Specialist Terry J. Hume of Merced, CA. Photo: U.S. Army

Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 10th Mountain Division Soldier died Monday in Logar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.

According to a press release from Fort Drum's public affairs office, 34-year-old specialist Specialist Terry J. Hurne, of Merced, California, was a utilities equipment repairer. He was with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team.  Go to full article

Vermont VA hospital sees most patients in 30 days

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction sees about 98 percent of patients within 30 days of their making appointments, better than the national average of 96 percent.

That still left 532 patients from Vermont and parts of New Hampshire waiting more than a month for an appointment.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/medigirol/2525512905">Matt DiGiolamo</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Matt DiGiolamo, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Gov. directs flags at half-staff for D-Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, flags are being flown at half-staff on all government buildings in New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement, reminding New Yorkers Friday to remember the men and women who served on the armed forces during D-Day and throughout World War II.  Go to full article
USS Saratoga underway in July 1992. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USS_Saratoga_%28CV-60%29_underway_port_side_aerial.jpg">PH3 Bruce W. Moore, U.S. Navy</a>.
USS Saratoga underway in July 1992. Photo: PH3 Bruce W. Moore, U.S. Navy.

Veterans' hopes of saving USS Saratoga scuttled

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Former Navy sailors and New Yorkers with an attachment to the USS Saratoga say they're saddened by the news that the mothballed aircraft carrier will be scrapped instead of converted into a floating museum.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27768633@N00/3197373298/">Ethan Bloch</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Ethan Bloch, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

President traveling to West Point for commencement

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) President Barack Obama will be in New York for the third time this month when he gives the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy.  Go to full article
WW II-era C-47 Skytrain "Whiskey 7" in Geneseo, N.Y. just prior to its departure. Photo: McDougall Communications, used with permission
WW II-era C-47 Skytrain "Whiskey 7" in Geneseo, N.Y. just prior to its departure. Photo: McDougall Communications, used with permission

Restored US WWII D-Day plane arrives in Germany

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) A World War II airplane restored by an aviation history group in western New York has arrived in Germany ahead of its scheduled flight during next week's D-Day commemoration events.  Go to full article
Battle of Lake George 1755 Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/normanbleventhalmapcenter/2675520226/">Norman B. Leventhal</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Battle of Lake George 1755 Photo: Norman B. Leventhal, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ceremony honors Colonial soldiers killed in 1755

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) A local history group held a Memorial Day ceremony honoring four unknown Colonial American soldiers whose remains were discovered and reburied in upstate New York 80 years ago.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/38533509@N05/7274746676/">MarineCorps NewYork</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: MarineCorps NewYork, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation not to forget the sacrifice of fallen soldiers around the world.  Go to full article

7 new WWI names being added to village's memorial

SOLVAY, N.Y. (AP) The names of seven upstate New York men who died in World War I are being added to a war memorial in a suburban Syracuse community.  Go to full article
Soldiers in the River Hospital program created these "PTSD masks", now on display at the Antique Boat Museum. Photo: David Sommerstein
Soldiers in the River Hospital program created these "PTSD masks", now on display at the Antique Boat Museum. Photo: David Sommerstein

St. Lawrence River as therapy for Ft. Drum soldiers with PTSD

A new collaboration in the Thousand Islands will allow Fort Drum soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder to harness the healing qualities of the St. Lawrence River.

River Hospital in Alexandria Bay runs the nation's first outpatient therapy program for active-duty servicemen and women. 30 soldiers, many of them veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, spend every weekday at the hospital. They use group therapy and art therapy to learn to cope with the after effects of war.

Now the soldiers will display their art work at the Antique Boat Museum in nearby Clayton.  Go to full article

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