For one Astoria veteran, the time has finally arrived when he, along with hundreds of other soldiers, will be recognized for putting their lives on the line to capture the Vietnam War behind the lenses of a camera.
Queens resident Fausto Bonifaz, 39, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to coercing and enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity on a weekly basis at the victim’s home at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn.
After nine long months deployed to Afghanistan, Sgt. Kristianpeter DiStefano is home in Howard Beach. His arrival back stateside Dec. 6 was delayed two hours after his airplane seat was given away, said Ellen Buonpastore, DiStefano’s mother. “He was dressed in full uniform, and they gave his seat away,” Buonpastore said. But the sergeant was […]
Count on an Army man to barrel through devastation and come up optimistic. Ocean waves, turned violent by Sandy, pushed a house onto Thomas Sullivan’s home last year, causing it to “twist and buckle” off its foundation until it was eventually torn down. “It was my summer house and my winter, spring and fall house,” […]
A Queens grand jury concluded Thursday that there will be no criminal charges filed in connection to the death of Army reservist Noel Polanco who was shot by a police officer on the Grand Central Parkway last fall, said District Attorney Richard Brown. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly requested the grand jury investigation just days after […]
Fort Totten hosted Army skills training for new recruits on Saturday, October 27, putting about 300 future soldiers to the test before they set off for basic training later this year. The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion of New York City also invited members of the media to attend and participate in the training exercise. The […]
As Army Reserve Captain Boyd “The Rainmaker” Melson walked toward the ring, there was probably only one thing on his mind. The middleweight pro boxer was laser-focused on his impending match against Yolexcy Leiva at Resorts World Casino New York City. During the first five rounds of the Brooklyn-born, West Point graduate’s bout against Leiva, […]
They gathered to pay tribute to those who stood — and fell — defending our freedom. Soldiers of the United States Army Reserve gathered at Fort Totten’s annual September 11 memorial on Saturday morning, September 8, to remember six first responders lost in the terror attacks. “Those of us who wear the uniform, for generations, […]
Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier The U.S. Army says eight of its soldiers are facing charges in connection with the death of a fellow soldier in Afghanistan. Private Danny Chen, 19, died in October. The exact cause of death has not been released. The Army has said he died of non-combat-related injuries. […]
by Ms. T. M. Beller, U.S. Army Public Affairs Specialist Born in Holland to Indian and Guyanese parents, 19-year old Avin Sumesar, never expected to be one of over 30 U.S. Army Future Soldiers to take the oath of enlistment during a pre-game Future Soldier Swear-in Ceremony recently at the Prudential Center. “You only live […]
by Ms. T. M. Beller, U.S. Army Public Affairs Specialist Born in Holland to Indian and Guyanese parents, 19-year old Avin Sumesar, never expected to be one of over 30 U.S. Army Future Soldiers to take the oath of enlistment during a pre-game Future Soldier Swear-in Ceremony April 8, 2011, before thousands of celebratory Nets […]
For the second year in a row, the U.S. Army reached its recruiting goal in the New York City area as young men and women who are struggling to find jobs find opportunities in the military. The Army has seen the average recruit’s age and number of recruits with some college education rise in recent […]
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Keith Saunders originally thought that he would do his four years in the Army and move on to the next stage of his life, but – over time – he changed his mind. “I was going to get out of the Army and join the police department. Then I thought, well, […]