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Paid Family Leave Begins January 1, 2018

Paid Family Leave provides New Yorkers job-protected leave, enables loved ones to spend time with those called to active military service, and alleviates the pressure of working and caring for a child while a loved one is away.

NYS Veterans App

The FREE New York State Veterans App Connects You With Valuable State and Federal Benefits and Services

Veterans Day

New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs staff marched in the New York City parade where the State unveiled new custom service branch-specific license plates for veterans and military members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines.

Capt. Andrew D. Byers

The “Orsini” American Flag

This Flag is displayed at The Homefront Café in Altamont, NY. Created by WWII POW, Millard Orsini, while he was in captivity. He made it with different materials he gathered. If this Flag was discovered by his captors, he would have faced certain death.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

March 29, 2016 Albany Stratton Medical Center hosted the 4th annual "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans" event. NYS DVA Director Eric Hesse (center) was grateful to be a guest speaker.(Photo courtesy of Gene Loparco)

TSGT Joseph Lemm


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