April is Military Child Appreciation Month
Patriot Hills First Psychology Intern
Patriot Hills of New York is honored to share that our amazing intern from SUNY Cobleskill will be serving our military in a new way. She will be leaving for Officer Candidate School for the National Guard.
We are so proud of you Christina.
2013 Annual Report
Patriot Hills of New York is honored to share our 2013 Annual Report.
We are honored that we were featured in 3 amazing races last year, Travis Manion, Hudson Mohawk Runners Marathon and Shenendehowa HS Veteran's Day Dash.
Over the past 7 years, we have been establishing collaborations and partnerships locally and state wide. Imagine what we can do when we have our Veteran and Military Family Resource Center for transition, reintegration and therapeutic healing.
NEW PATRIOT MAGAZINE
We are honored that the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States selected Patriot Hills of New York as one of the not for profits that rose up to help our returning Veterans and their families.
Check out the article from page 18-20.
9/11 Heroes Run
A Message from 9/11 Heroes Run :
Thank you for making the inaugural 9/11 Heroes Run in Saratoga Springs a great success!
We had 307 runners cross the 5k finish line and a nice showing for the 1-mile family fun run/walk. Over $15,000 was raised and after race expenses are taken out, all proceeds will go to the Travis Manion Foundation and Patriot Hills of NY, Inc.
Finish Right Timing did a great job getting everyone's chip time. The results are posted here: http://www.finishright.com/ROAD/ROAD%202013/91113.htm
Soldier Hard - Red Flags Addressing Veterans Suicide Issue (Official Video)
VA's new Hotline For Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new hotline—1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) — to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans. The service began accepting calls on March 27, 2013.
“Some women Veterans may not know about high-quality VA care and services available to them,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.
Team Red, White and Blue Community
What runners and the community experienced in Boston a week ago, is the exact same thing that hundreds of thousands of service members have experienced in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade.
In the chaotic aftermath of the bombing, Team Red, White & Blue members from across the country began posting on Facebook a photo and a short video of a Team RWB veteran who turned his RWB shirt into a tourniquet. This action reminded us of the positive things happening amid the evil. It also put the spirit of Team RWB on full display for millions of Americans to see.
We had 17 Team RWB athletes who ran in the Boston Marathon last Monday, including, veterans, active duty and non-military. Thankfully, none of them were injured, but each is forever changed. Within a few hours of the attacks, our organization committed to responding to the evil and pain with hope, strength and optimism. We did this by organizing "Team RWB response runs" across the country in over 45 cities. This video captures Team Red, White & Blue communities in action and we encourage you to share this with others.
Please let them know about what we do and why---and encourage them to learn about our Team.
Thanks for your support.
IT'S OUR TURN!
Chairman and Founder
Check out Team RWB Albany on FB!!
Is Online Learning Right for You?
"According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 38 percent of students who enrolled in higher education are over 25 years of age. Many must balance school with working full-time and raising a family. Life is different for these adult students.
But is online learning for everyone? And how does a student determine if it is a good fit for them?"
Click here to read the full article.
Women Serving Valiantly in Combat
The Pentagon’s decision to lift the ban on women serving on the frontlines will open thousands of new elite military jobs previously barred to women. While the order re-energized a heated debate in the media last month, the truth is women have been serving valiantly in ground combat for more than a decade.
Michelle Wilmot, Excelsior College graduate and Massachusetts’ 2009 Outstanding Women Veteran, knows this better than most. She enlisted in the military at 17 years old, following in the footsteps of several members of her family. She trained as a medic, earned the rank of Sergeant, learned Arabic and was deployed to the Middle East in 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
As part of Team Lioness in Iraq in 2004-2005, Michelle experienced combat firsthand while attached to a company of Marines. There she conducted checkpoint operations, nighttime house raids, and performed searches on women and children for weapons and explosives.
Click here to read the full article from Excelsior Life.