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Army sergeant comes home to Howard Beach
Army sergeant comes home to Howard Beach
South Maggie Hayes 12/09/2013 at 4:34PM

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 [...]

Fort Totten under new leadership
News Liam La Guerre 6/17/2012 at 9:07AM

The New York City Queens Recruiting Company at Fort Totten is under new leadership. Major Brooke Brown relinquished command of the army recruiting company to Captain Michael Gallucci in a ceremony on June 7 at the army facility, marking the end of her two-year tenure. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to tell my Army [...]

The challenges returning veterans face
The challenges returning veterans face
News Liam La Guerre 5/25/2012 at 11:11AM

When Anthony Pike returned home from his first tour of duty in Baghdad in 2004 nothing was waiting for him. For years he had worked in community affairs and wrote articles for newspapers while in the Marine Corps. He expected to work in journalism back at home, but instead he couldn’t find work anywhere and [...]

Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier
Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier
News Jay Lane 12/21/2011 at 2:03PM

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. [...]