Mental illness and addiction organization seeks award nominations from military community

By J.G. Noll The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is looking for champions in addiction recovery and mental health advocacy. The SAMHSA Voice Awards honors individuals who are advocating on behalf of those with mental illness and addictions. This year, SAMHSA is emphasizing the importance of advocacy in the military and veteran communities. […]

New York National Guard trains for real-world dangers

By Master Sgt. Raymond Drumsta, New York National Guard It was another day and another conspicuous venue for members of the New York National Guard’s 2nd Civil Support Team as they trained to track down and identify hazards at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium here on April 12. About a dozen members of the 2nd Civil […]

These 9 TV characters have military backstories

By Julie Provost Finding out your favorite actor used to serve in the military is exciting. But what about the characters themselves? Who has served and when? Here are nine TV characters that are military veterans. 1. Leroy Jethro Gibbs L.J. Gibbs is played by Mark Harmon on the show NCIS. The character is a former […]