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Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi
Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi
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Rome Native and Former Tuskegee Airman Honored by New York State Assembly

One of the bravest group of soldiers to ever defend our nation are the Tuskegee Airmen. They flew and fought in many dangerous battles, all with the thought of friends, family, and fellow Americans in their hearts. Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and his colleagues honored a few of the surviving members of the honorable group. One of those men is Rome native Herbert Thorpe.

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Stacey McAdams
Stacey McAdams
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Central New York Woman Thanks Military For Service By Buying Them Lunch

A local woman wanted to thank the soldiers in the United States Army for their service so she decided to to treat them to lunch at Moe's.

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Ron Weyant
Ron Weyant
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Rome Lowe’s Creates Parking Spots Reserved for Military Vets

Lowe's home improvement store in Rome recently displayed an act of Patriotism by  creating designated parking spaces for Purple Hearts and military veterans.

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Denise Brigham Baker
Denise Brigham Baker
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Marine Corps Mom Asking You To Leave The Light on For Third Son in Boot Camp

Denise Brigham Baker is a mother of three boys. One of the three is already a United States Marine and the other is in the Army. She has one more boy approaching his last few days of basic training at Paris Island to become a Marine. She is asking the community for help to keep a tradition of hers alive and bright.

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Two Military Service Members Get Married in Westmoreland Over the Weekend
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Westmoreland Wedding Made Possible Thanks to Generous Donations From the Community

Two active duty members of the United States Army were able to get married over the weekend, thanks to the community stepping up.

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Soldier Reading Letter from Home
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‘Cell Phones for Soldiers’ Gives Troops Free Calls Home

One of the most important things for a soldier deployed overseas is constant contact and communication with their family and loved ones. It may be the only relief they have from the stress and trauma of being in combat or in difficult situations. That is why Senator Joe Griffo and AT&T are teaming up with "Cell Phones for Soldiers."

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US Navy Performs Uptown Funk Parody [Watch]

The Navy salutes its home base of Annapolis, Md., in a new parody of "Uptown Funk" called "Naptown Funk." 

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Prapass Wannapinij/ThinkStock/TSM
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1 In 3 Adults Too Fat To Enlist

The United State's growing obesity problem is causing significant recruiting problems for the military. According to a report issued on Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders, one in three young adults nationwide are considered too fat to enlist.

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Chris Hondros/Getty Images News
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NY State Fair Will Host Memorial For Military Working Dogs

A new monument is coming to the New York State Fair fairgrounds. The War Dogs Memorial will be unveiled during the Armed Forces Day ceremony on September 3rd.

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LucieHolloway/ThinkStock
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Release a Message to Your Soldier to Benefit Sitrin Military Rehabilitation

The Sitrin Stars and Stripes Run-Walk is one of the biggest fund-raisers of the year for the organization's military rehabilitation program. One of the biggest services they provide is care for those wounded warriors who have been injured in combat situations. They are doing something new this year that allows you to do something really special!

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Richard Lockyer/ThinkStock
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Classic Military Tribute Song ‘Taps’ Written by Utica Native [Video]

One of the most iconic patriotic tunes is 'Taps.' What began as an indicator of "Lights Out" on the battlefield has now become a beautiful tribute to service men and women at their funerals. This classic memorial song was actually written by a Utica native by the name of Daniel Butterfield! 

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Soldier salutes fallen comrades
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Why is This 3 Year Old From Ilion Bringing Soldiers To Tears?

This might be the most touching story I've read in quite some time, and the timing couldn't be any better.

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