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RockVets Newsletter
November 2021
Volume XIII, Issue 11

 
For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.  Thank you and Happy Veterans Day to all who served, no matter where or when you wore this nation's uniform.

Editorial penned by Jerry Donnellan in November of 1996 as New York Vets faced some backlash when we were opening Rockland's first homeless veterans' shelter (MIA - Missing In America).

(Homeless) Veterans Day
Wrapped in a rubbery poncho, thrown on the muddy floor of a dust-off like a bag of mail, the kind of mail we forever awaited, I was the second WIA (wounded in action) tossed onto that chopper. The impact re-opened hundreds of wounds; the medic’s morphine did little to numb the burning, for that’s the real pain of a grenade. The Huey chopper was a sea of noise, holding open new and old wounds.

Machine guns roared out of each open door, firing up the tree line. With a mouth full of blood and broken teeth, I tried to call to the gunner to check on my buddy who had stopped moving. He couldn’t hear or was too involved with his target. From my blind side the crew chief said, in a matter of fact kind of way, “The other guy’s dead, KIA!” (Killed in action.)

The pain no longer seemed to matter. In fact, it was a comfort for it told me I was still alive. The ride to the 95th Evac seemed long, strange and somewhat spiritual, propped up against Jesse’s body. We had things in common. I talked to him about our platoon, that we were kids, 19 on average. For us, things took on a strange, almost playful atmosphere, like some sporting event in a perverse boys’ boarding school, and about how we hated those smokey, Asian twilights. There are no beautiful sunsets in combat; the fall of the sun only warns of the coming of night and the night was Charlie’s.

Yet there were times of joy and exhilaration — coming through a firefight alive, contrasted by the crashing guilt of watching a friend turn into a red mist. You are at once repulsed by it, and then drawn into it, battle.

Now the war belonged to someone else. It was our war no more. We headed into DaNang going home. For Jesse and I the war was over. We would never hear the catcalls from the war protesters. Jesse’s ears were cold and mine were tucked away safely in a quiet hospital. They talked of the poor kid who had lost a leg, and even the most militant anti-war demonstrator would fall silent in my presence….anti-war….as if anyone was pro-war…

Anyone who hasn’t seen combat can’t understand or imagine the contradictions, the nuances. Those who have, are spiritually captured by it. Jesse and I have gone on talking — sometimes it’s his voice that comes out of my pen; hence, he is my inspiring guilt.

Yet there’s another veteran who came home from the war, whose breath hasn’t stopped, nor was his flesh torn, but he was wounded all the same….a psychic bullet found its mark. When he came home he was met with a thousand unfair questions for which there were no answers. We hadn’t lost the war in Vietnam; we had lost that war in Washington. Nonetheless he took the heat, scuffling through his life, perhaps a marriage or two, a dozen or two jobs and now in his 4th or 5th decade, the coming of frost cuts hard on his joints. He can no longer hire on at a construction site, the doors of America are closing on him.

We have the resources and ability to provide for our homeless veterans. Please don’t let the community of the '90s do what our country of the ‘60s did, and turn its back on him.

For him it was a long way to Saigon, but an even longer way back. He is MIA (missing in America). Only we can bring him all the way home.

Christmas Collection for the Troops


The Rockland County Marine Corps League, together with a group of Hudson Valley Veterans known as The Bob Hope Division, will conduct their 10th annual Christmas Collection for the Troops.  For further information, please contact Chip Hayes via email at:  Chip1440@lawyer.com

In order for the Troops to receive their gifts before Christmas all items must be collected by December 1, 2021.

The Christmas present should contain any of the following items:
Amazon Gift Cards, Playing Cards, Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, Soap, theater boxes of candy (Christmas Tree Store), Christmas Candy, Hot Cocoa Packets, Candy Canes, Hand & Foot Warmers, Power Bars (Costco), Beef Jerky, Small Packs of Holiday Cookies, non-perishable cookies, microwave popcorn, energy bars and Santa Hats (Dollar Stores).

We need your help collecting these items to fill the presents. Any donation of these items will be gratefully appreciated by the Troops as wherever they are deployed, they will know they are cared for by people at home.

Collection point for these items will be

  • Blauvelt Post Office, 545 Western Highway, Blauvelt, New York)
  • Garnerville Post Office, Route 202 and Central Highway, Garnerville, New York
  • Veteran’s Service Agency, 20 Squadron Blvd.,  New City, New York
  • Stony Point Post Office 81 Central Highway, Stony Point, New York
  • Signarama 27 N Middletown Road, Nanuet, New York
  • Senator Melnick’s office, 163 Airport Executive Park, Nanuet, New York
If you would like to make a donation to help with postage fees,  please make checks payable to the Marine Corps League (MCL Inc.) at Rockland Detachment, Rockland County, New York.

For More Information Contact chip1440@lawyer.com
This is a great way for you to support the Troops.
If you work in a store, office or building we request you to post this Notice for all to see and help us collect the Items or if possible forward this Notice to your e-mail contacts.

Upcoming Events for November

Upcoming Events in Rockland County

Friday, November 5, 2021
11:00 - Clarkstown Veterans Appreciation Ceremony and Lunch (Outdoors) Street School, 31 Zukor Rd, New City, NY 10956
(Veterans will receive a prepackaged lunch)
RSVP Supervisor@Clarkstown or all 845-639-2050.


Sunday, November 7, 2021
11:00 a.m. Congers VMA 66 Lake Road, Congers, New York Wreath laying ceremony.

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Frank’s 31st Annual Marine Corp B-Day Party – All Marines and other support organizations welcome. Kearsing Edwards American Legion, 20 Station Road, Pomona, NY 10970.  Events will include: Pass in review, Chowline, Oldest & Youngest Marine, Birthday Cake Cutting, Slope Chute Prices.  All are welcome, bring a buddy.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at 11:15 a.m.
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter #120
Ceremony outside of Spring Valley High School honoring SSG Stanley H. Boorman and bringing "home" his Purple Heart.  See further details below.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021:  28th Annual Marine Birthday Luncheon
Krucker’s Catering and Picnic Grove, 81 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, New York
(845) 354-9832
Tickets in advance are $45.00; $50.00 to pay at the door.
Cocktails and Sea Stories start at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m..  Cash Bar available.
Lunch at Krucker's starts at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.:  Veterans Day Ceremony and Dedication of Hezekiah Easter Veteran's Memorial Square at corner of Main and Cedar.
Sponsored by the Village of Nyack, American Legion Nyack Post 310, VFW Post 9215, Nyack Rotary Club, Nyack Branch of the NAACP, Pilgrim Baptist Church and Friends of Mount Moor Cemetery. Hezekiah was a World War II veteran who was a prominent leader in the Nyack Community. He held public office in Nyack having a seat on the Village of Nyack Board of Trustees in 1965, then later was elected as the first African American person elected to the Rockland County Legislator.

Thursday, November 11, 2021
10:00 Jewish War Vets - Gene Levy Park, Route 45, Ramapo, New York

Thursday, November 11, 2021
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Town of Orangetown celebrate our Heroes... Veterans Drive By Lunch.  Please RSVP by November 9th, 2021 with your order.  veteran@orangetown.com

Thursday, November 11, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Village of Suffern, American Legion Post #859. Veterans Day Ceremony at Soldiers Monument, 61 Washington Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901.
Also please check your town for other local Veterans Day ceremonies

Friday, November 12, 2021
The Rockland County PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program invites you to our Monthly Veteran’s Game Day Social Luncheon provided free of charge on Friday, November 12th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Community Center, Town of Clarkstown - Auditorium 31 Zukor Road, New City, New York 10956. All Veterans, Caregivers and Gold Star families are welcome to play BINGO for prizes, socialize and have fun! Bring your spouse or significant other.
RSVP: Required for Lunch! Please contact Izzy Quintana at email address iquintana@vettovetrc.org or call cell phone number 845-587-6497 to reserve a seat or if you have further questions.

Sunday, November 14, 2021
10:00 Pearl River American Legion Post #329:
Parade and refreshment following to be held at Post #329 for veterans.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333
Veterans Memorial Park, Orangeburg, New York 10962
Veterans Day Ceremony at the VVA Memorial
The public is welcome.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 12:00 noon
Rockland County Veterans Day Program and Chip Hayes being named as Veteran of the Year. Event starting at 12:00 noon at the Allison-Parris Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City, New York.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Veterans Breakfast  Nyack Seaport, 31 Burd St., Nyack, NY, Hosted by New York State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick.  Please call for reservation by November 5th, 2021
Senator Reichlin-Melnick (New York State Senate 38th District) would like to invite you to his Veteran's Breakfast on November 16th at the Nyack Seaport from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Please RSVP by Friday, November 5th. To RSVP, please call 845-623-3627 or email Pascale Jean-Gilles at gilles@nysenate.gov.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Event November 10th
On Wednesday, November 10, at 11:15 a.m. there will be a ceremony at Spring Valley High School in which we will be bringing “home” SSG Boorman’s Purple Heart.

The Purple Heart will be mounted inside the High School for all to see what sacrifices a student of theirs (class of 1940) gave his life for so they can have the freedoms they have today.

Stanley H. Boorman is a 1940 graduate of Spring Valley High School. He was killed in action as mentioned below. His Purple Heart Medal was found in a street fair and returned to Purple Hearts Reunited. The Purple Heart is now mounted on a plaque and our organization wanted to return it to the family. There are no living relatives left and as the current Commander of Chapter 120, Military Order of the Purple Heart and a graduate of Spring Valley High, class of 65, we thought the honorable thing to do was have this Purple Heart returned to the last place he is known to have his roots, Spring Valley High School.    We are seeking to put this plaque with his Purple Heart and short information about Mr. Boorman in a showcase at Spring Valley High School.

SSG Stanley H. Boorman
SN: 32432423
Born: 11 APR 1921
871st Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
KIA: 10 JAN 1945
Air Medal & Purple Heart & NY Conspicuous Service Cross #13815 (Awarded 26 JAN 1967)
Hometown: Rockland County, NY
77 Scotland Rd, Spring Valley, NY
Buried: Brick Church Cemetery, Spring Valley, NY
Father: Julian S. Boorman (1894-1947)
Louise H. Boorman (B: 12 SEP 1894) (D: 22 MAR 1986)

ENLISTED IN THE ARMY AIR CORPS AND COMPLETED RADAR TRAINING. JOINED 'CREW A-46' DURING B-29 AIRCRAFT TRANSITION AND COMBAT CREW TRAINING AT PRATT ARMY AIR FIELD, KANSAS. IN SEPTEMBER 1944, DEPLOYED TO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC THEATRE OF OPERATIONS AND WAS ASSIGNED TO 20TH AIR FORCE, XXI BOMBER COMMAND, 73RD BOMB WING, 497TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP (VH), 871ST BOMB SQUADRON STATIONED AT ISLEY FIELD ON SAIPAN IN THE MARIANA ISLANDS. ON 9 JANUARY 1945, HE FLEW AS THE RADAR OPERATOR ABOARD A BOEING B-29 SUPERFORTRESS NICKNAMED 'MIS BEHAVIN' (SERIAL #42-24655) TAIL CODE: A-SQUARE-46. IT WAS ONE OF 72 AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED IN A MULTI-GROUP FORMATION TO BOMBARD THE MUSASHINO AIRCRAFT WORKS AND NAKAJIMA AIRCRAFT ENGINE FACTORY NEAR TOKYO, JAPAN. AFTER THE BOMB RUN, HIS #2 ENGINE WAS STRUCK BY AN OUT OF CONTROL NAKAJIMA KI-44 'TOJO' FIGHTER PLANE. HIS BOMBER WAS LAST SIGHTED BY B-29 A-SQUARE-48 TEN MILES EAST OF CHOSHI POINT OFF MAINLAND JAPAN AT 20,000 FEET AND UNDER ATTACK FROM 15 ENEMY FIGHTER PLANES. HE WAS KILLED WHEN HIS AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN THE KATORI DISTRICT OF CHIBA PREFECTURE ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOKYO. THE NEXT DAY A B-17 'DUMBO' SEARCH PLANE WAS DISPATCHED TO THE OCEAN AREA OFF CHOSHI POINT, BUT NO WRECKAGE OR SURVIVORS WERE EVER FOUND. HE WAS DECLARED KILLED IN ACTION ONE YEAR LATER.

Howard Goldin
Retired Police Chief, Spring Valley Police Department (2000)
Commander Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 120 (Rockland)
MOPHch120@gmail.com 845-371-7605


Program
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Spring Valley High School
SSG Boorman PH return to school, 11:15 am


Honor Guard:
Spring Valley Police (reason – before Stanley was in the military, he was a resident of East Ramapo and a student of the Spring Valley school system, with SV High being his last school).
Post 199 American Legion (only military active organization in the village.

Plaque holders:
  • Past Department of NY and Iraq PH Veteran standing in for Purple Hearts Reunited, Richard R. Gerbeth Jr.
  • Department of NY Commander Military Order of the Purple Heart Ruben Pratts (Vietnam)
  • Howard Goldin, graduate of Spring Valley High (65), Retired Police Chief Spring Valley, Commander Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 120 (Rockland) (Vietnam)

Musical: Michael Smith, Director of Fine & Performing Arts, SV High School & graduate (75)

Gathering: Purple Heart Veterans, Active duty or those in Military Uniform up front. Fellow Veterans & Past graduates of Spring Valley High School surrounding.

History of the Purple Heart: by Chief Goldin (Ret.)

Words from DNY PC Gerbeth & Dr. Ellis, whose dad was a WWII veteran and Purple Heart survivor

Presentation of Plaque to Dr. Ellis for Spring Valley High School, to be mounted in HS

The Purple Heart is the oldest active decoration in the U.S. Military.  For further information about the organization or the Local Chapter MOPH #120, please contact Howard Goldin at MOPHch120@gmail.com or via phone: 845-371-7605
NYS Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick - New Contact Info

New York State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick has moved his Rockland district office. You can contact him at these addresses:
Office of NYS Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick
THE NEW ROCKLAND DISTRICT OFFICE:
163 Airport Executive Park, Nanuet, NY 10954 (Phone) 845-623-3627 (Fax) 845-708-7701

Ossining Office: 2 Church St, Ossining NY, 10562 (P) 914-941-2041 (F) 914-941-2054
Albany Office: 617 LOB Albany NY, 12247 (P) 518-455-2991 (F) 518-426-6737

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
TAPS Institute - Online Webinars
TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS, INC. (TAPS)

The Institute warmly invites you to participate in these upcoming programs. Each is designed to provide comforting insight and inspiration as you walk along your grief journey or help others on their path.  TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. There are also many free webinars that might be of interest to veterans and anyone dealing with grief or PTSD.  Please check out what they have available.

Next live webinar;  Helping Grievers Draw Boundaries
November 16 | Noon - 1:30 pm ET

It’s often said that grief is hard work, so adding the job of setting boundaries to a griever’s to-do list can feel overwhelming. Yet the importance of setting healthy boundaries in grief – with relatives, friends, co-workers, and even with social media – has a clinical foundation based in well-known contemporary grief theories. Join Dr. Berger in exploring ways to empower grieving persons in drawing boundaries for their grief journey and choosing effective tools and interventions for healing.
Presenter: Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC
Intended Audience: Anyone interested in learning how to draw healthy boundaries or how to empower a griever in drawing their boundaries.
Continuing Education Information: Continuing education (1.5 hours) is available for $25 per certificate. Instructions for obtaining a certificate will be provided at the end of the program.  Click on this link to sign up: TAPS Free Online Webinar November 16, 2021

There are other free webinars available on demand and those can be found at this link:
Free Online Webinars Available


TAPS and Wreaths Across America have teamed up to honor those who served and died for our country.

Honor and remember our country’s fallen heroes by sponsoring a Remembrance Wreath that will be laid on the grave of a fallen service member or veteran. Then join us on December 18, 2021, by volunteering to lay wreaths with friends and family!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
1. Sponsor a Remembrance Wreath
Each wreath sponsored on this page will benefit the families of America's fallen military heroes through TAPS. Wreaths must be ordered by November 30, 2021, to ensure placement on National Wreaths Across America Day.

2. Volunteer to Lay Wreaths on National Wreath Day
National Wreaths Across America Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the value of freedom by honoring the sacrifice and service our volunteer military members make to keep us safe.

ABOUT TAPS
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to all those grieving the death of a military loved one through peer-based emotional support, connections with grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and the 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline, all at no cost to surviving families. For more information, please visit TAPS.org or call 202.588.TAPS (8277).
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Wreaths Across America
www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
Why We Do It
We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms.

In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We hope you will join us at any of our more than 2,500 participating locations to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget. We will never forget.

If you would like further information on that project, please view this link: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
Fordham University Law School's Feerick Center
From:  Bongioanni, Marco A.  / Bronx Vet Center
Feerick Center 2021 -- Virtual Veterans Day Legal Clinic (November 15 - 19, 2021)

Sharing information about an upcoming event hosted by one of our community partners at Fordham University Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice Veterans Rights Project. Interest link is below and in the attached pdf along with points of contact for further questions. “The program is designed to provide limited-scope legal information and advice to veterans, military members, and their family members residing in New York State.”

FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL’s
FEERICK CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
2021 Virtual Veterans Day Legal Clinic
November 15-19, 2021

The Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project (FCVRP) is proud to announce our 2021 Virtual Veterans Day Legal Clinic. The program will consist of know-your-rights presentations led by subject matter experts via Zoom on November 15th, 16th, and 17th. Individual limited-scope legal consultations via phone or video will be available on November 18th and 19th (certain eligibility criteria may be requested).

The program is designed to provide limited-scope legal information and advice to veterans, military members, and their family members residing in New York State.

Click here to fill out our interest form: Fordham University Law School's Feerick Center Conference for Veterans' Rights

Topics will include consumer bankruptcy, consumer debt, discharge upgrades, family law, housing, micro-enterprise and small business, NYC veterans legal protections, tax, VA benefits, wills and end-of-life planning, and women veterans issues.*

Please reach out to us by email at:
FCVRPcoordinator@fordham.edu or by phone at (646) 312-8725 with any questions. We look forward to connecting with you.
*topics subject to change.  For further information, contact:  Marco A. Bongioanni, MSEd.
Readjustment Counseling Therapist / U.S. Army Veteran / Bronx Vet Center
2471 Morris Ave - Suite 1A, Bronx, NY 10468 / office (718) 367-3500 / fax (718) 364-6867
Email:  marco.bongioanni@va.gov
Employment Opportunities and Information
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) Resources for Veterans
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) is committed to helping America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) Resources and Other Information

Grants and Opportunities  VETS provides critical resources, expertise, and training to assist veterans in locating and obtaining meaningful careers.
Grant Opportunities   Jobs For Veterans State Grants program provides federal funding to hire dedicated staff and assist employers fill their workforce needs with job-seeking veterans.
VA Employment Resources. VA Employment Resources allows veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information.
Updates and Reports. Find the latest VETS updates and congressional reports.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Find answers to general and federal contractor questions.

Career opportunities at BRIDGES:  https://www.bridgesrc.org/bridges-careers
If you or someone you know meet the qualifications, please apply under ‘Opportunities’, then 'Employment Application’.  Any employee referral hired for our New Postings:
  • Orientation & Mobility Specialist and
  • Certified Vision Rehab Specialist, are eligible for our employee referral program!

All Bright Support Services is looking to hire Wire Guards immediately.
This position is an on-call position. The job's essential functions are to safely secure down power lines after a storm.  Title: Wire Guards, Type: On-call as needed position
Shifts: 12-16 Hours, Hourly Salary: $23
Transportation: Candidates must have a personal vehicle to drive to the assigned location. Equipment: A safety kit will be provided If interested, please text 845-608-0687 as soon as possible.

Brosnan Risk Consultants Seeking Experienced Security Officer in New York City.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Hours: Hiring for all shifts Days, Evenings, Overnights
Pay: From $16.00-$18.40 per hour
Job Description
Brosnan Risk Consultants is seeking an experienced Security Officer in New York City to work in financial institutions. Our company provides exceptional security services in over 30 States nationwide. We offer full-time and part-time positions (Monday-Sunday), competitive pay, and paid training sessions conducted by our highly skilled team of professionals. We value our employees and clients above all else, and pride ourselves in promoting a positive, professional work environment.
For further information, contact Anthony Benson, Veteran Specialist
Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center, T: (347) 603-0137
E: Abenson@edsisolutions.com. W: www.nyc.gov/workforce1
Virtual Appointments: https://calendly.com/abenson-3/priority-1-veteran-services

FedEx Independent Service Provider
FedEx is looking to hire full time and part time drivers to deliver and pickup packages from Blauvelt, NY. Full time schedule is Monday – Friday and part time schedule has weekend positions available. Must be over 21 years old, have a clean drivers license, and be able to pass physical and drug tests. Background checks are also required. Salary for full time starts at $700 per week. Please contact 201-724-7781 to see if you qualify.

Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction of the Veterans Administration:
The link below lists current positions have been announced for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction (OALC). This is not a complete listing of all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vacancies and may not include all positions announced for OALC. You may access VA recruitment information on the VA Jobs site at this link: https://www.va.gov/jobs/
If you wish copies of announcements listed below, please contact the individual identified in the specific announcement.  Here is the link to the OALC Job Listings:   
https://www.va.gov/oalc/career.asp

Montefiore-Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York 10960
See link for full listing and information about career opportunities at Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York.  https://montefiorenyackcareers.org

Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York.  Good Samaritan Hospital is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center.  See this link for available employment - https://wmchealthjobs.org/search-jobs/

Rockland County Employment Information:
Here is a link to current job openings available in Rockland County
http://rocklandgov.com/departments/personnel/job-opportunities/

Rockland County Veterans' Credits:
http://rocklandgov.com/files/8115/1120/9567/Veterans_Credit_Info.pdf

New York City Civil Service Jobs, Tests, and Results as listed in The Chief:
http://thechiefleader.com/news/civil_service/

MTA Metro-North Railroad has ongoing employment opportunities:
To apply for current jobs with the MTA, please go to the MTA Employment Portal at:  http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/

NYC Green Book Online: The Green Book is the official directory of the City of New York.  An indispensable reference guide for anyone living or working in New York City. Includes detailed listings of agencies. Website: http://a856-gbol.nyc.gov/GBOLWebsite/
Rockland County Marine Corps League

Rockland County Marine Corps League regularly receives donations of handicap assistance equipment for disabled veterans from people who want to help. The donated equipment is available for free to military veterans and their families. The items include the following:


  • Motorized Wheelchairs
  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Oxygen Generator
  • Walkers
  • Bath Chairs
  • Transfer Benches
  • Braces
  • Crutches
  • Canes

If you have need of any of this equipment, contact the folks at the Rockland County Marine Corps League - 845-323-8774 or via e-mail: drobin137@icloud.com.
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Also, two chair-lifts have been donated to BRIDGES to offer to someone who may be in need. If you or someone you know may benefit from one of the chair-lifts, please contact
Carlos Martinez, LMSW, CEO/Executive Director, Rockland Independent Living Center, Inc. dba BRIDGES http://www.BRIDGESRC.org   845-624-1366
RockVets Monthly Newsletter

RockVets is an Outreach program of New York Vets, Inc.,  a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization established in 1992, to advocate for those who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Military, no matter where or when they served.


The volunteers at New York Vets / RockVets publish this monthly e-newsletter.  We welcome your thoughts, questions, and feedback. E-mail: NewYorkVets@gmail.com.

We are not affiliated with Rockland County Government nor the Veterans Service Agency of Rockland.

Each month, our newsletter reaches more than 1600 local veterans or those who care about veterans' interests.  Please use this forum to let veterans know of any information, resources, links or events they might enjoy. Send information to NewYorkVets@gmail.com and thank you to all of you who pass this newsletter along to other veterans.

Our Mailing Address
New York Vets, Inc. / RockVets
P.O. Box 387
Tomkins Cove, New York 10986                                                           

Pat McGlade
Co-Founder / Director
Email: NewYorkVets@gmail.com