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Release a Message to Your Soldier to Benefit Sitrin Military Rehabilitation

The Sitrin Stars and Stripes Run-Walk is one of the biggest fund-raisers of the year for the organization's military rehabilitation program. One of the biggest services they provide is care for those wounded warriors who have been injured in combat situations. They are doing something new this year that allows you to do something really special!

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Classic Military Tribute Song ‘Taps’ Written by Utica Native [Video]

One of the most iconic patriotic tunes is 'Taps.' What began as an indicator of "Lights Out" on the battlefield has now become a beautiful tribute to service men and women at their funerals. This classic memorial song was actually written by a Utica native by the name of Daniel Butterfield! 

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Why is This 3 Year Old From Ilion Bringing Soldiers To Tears?

This might be the most touching story I've read in quite some time, and the timing couldn't be any better.

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The Utica Comets Are Seeking Photos of Military Members for #CometsMilitaryNight

The Utica Comets don't have many home games left, but they're going to make them count. This Saturday is Military Night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium and there will be a ton of things going on dedicated specifically to honoring both active military members and veterans. The Comets are also asking for you to submit photos of your favorite military member using #CometsMilitaryNight.

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Join ‘Sitrin’s Stars And Stripes Run-Walk’ Saturday

We all have a chance to support our local heroes this weekend in central New York by participating in the "Sitrin's Stars And Stripes Run-Walk" at the SUNY-IT campus in Marcy.

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Watch The First 12 Minutes Of Marine Boot Camp – The Devil’s ‘Simon Says’

There's some military heritage in my family, but I never went. Why? Because I didn't think I had the right enough stuff to even put myself through the abuse of boot camp!

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Women Will Soon Be Allowed to Serve in Ground Combat

For the first time, women in the armed forces will be moved into combat roles. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will make the official announcement Thursday.

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Soldiers in Afghanistan Remake Dolphins Cheerleader ‘Call Me Maybe’ Video

That's right -- we're still posting 'Call Me Maybe' videos. Deal with it! This one's got soldiers serving in Afghanistan, so it's sort of our civic responsibility to share it with the world.

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How One Soldier Stationed In South Korea Touches His Family

A father on tour over-seas who hadn't seen his family in a year decides to them know how much he misses them in front of 85,000 people at a South Carolina football game. Get the Kleenex ready.

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Should Women Be Allowed in Combat? — Survey of the Day

Last week, the Pentagon decided open up thousands of near-the-front-line military jobs to female military personnel who were previously restricted from such roles.

Women are still banned from combat, although this move to put them closer to harm’s way has upset some, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who said that when women are too close to the front line “emotions” could lead to “compromised situations.” So what does the public think about the Pentagon’s measure?

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