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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Congress Passag of Resolution;Syrian Opposition

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Congress Passag of Resolution;Syrian Opposition
NATIONAL: United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel offered a statement in refernce to Congresses' passage of a continuing resolution in reference to equipping and training Syrian iopposition.

Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo

Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- United States Navy is currnetly eporting that; to compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo (HDP-T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014. The Department of the Navy HDP-T proposal, authorized by the Secretary of the Navy earlier this summer, was approved by the Department of Defense for two years. "The Navy and Marine Corps' unique ability to provide and maintain a global presence is made possible by the hard work of our Sailors and Marines," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. "For some time now, these men and women have met the significant demand for our forces without waver.

Navy's Triton Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Cross-country Flight

Navy's Triton Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Cross-country Flight

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- Accordng to US Navy sources, the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet.

This flight marked the transition from initial flight test, which established basic safety of flight, to testing that will demonstrate Triton's capability to perform operational missions in the maritime domain.

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

 

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? 

It not a surprise to Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and pastor of Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales. That’s because Pastor Cerny and the staff and volunteers at the ROC work every day to offer free medical care for the uninsured, home appliances and furniture for those without the means to pay for such “luxury” items, a Weekend Snack Pack program for students who may not receive a nutritious meal at home, and much more. They also supply the basic necessities of life — such as toiletries — to those who often do without.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is proud to unveil its latest development campaign, the Adopt-a-House Program. 

On Sept. 16, BNHV and the Amherst Women’s Interclub Council unveiled many updates that were made to one of the museum’s 11 historic buildings located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. These updates were made with funds raised at the Interclub Council’s annual fundraising luncheon and raffle. 

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, veterans and others from the college community. Bill Gacioch, who surprised his wife with the event, was also in attendance along with their three children and family friends at the dedication for the center.

 

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

Developments over the past decade in the region’s sustainability efforts will be explored at the 10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place from 8:30 to noon Sept. 27 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center.

“A Decade of Progress: Sustainability Comes of Age in WNY” will include a keynote address, “The Was, Is and Will Be of Solar Power,” at 9 a.m. by Ian Diamond, senior manager of commercial project development at SolarCity. The company has announced plans to build an expanded solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo that will be one of the biggest in the world and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

“We are delighted to have Ian Diamond as keynote speaker given SolarCity’s planned investment in the RiverBend clean energy hub in South Buffalo,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement (CSCCE).