MCLEF Memorial Mass

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MEMORIAL MASS FOR U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN

TERRORIST ATTACK AT KABUL AIRPORT

The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, through our devoted Chaplain, Msgr. Robert Ritchie, has arranged for a memorial mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. to honor those 13 heroes for their service and sacrifice.  We invite all who wish to honor our fallen, to attend and invite you to spread the word to all Veterans and patriotic Americans.  We shall gather to show our support and offer prayers of peace for those who gave all and for their families.

UOD:  Class A military, Corps blazer and tie for VCA personnel with pocket crest and rosette or appropriate business attire.

No parking or other accommodations have been identified in connection with this event.

VCASNY wins Best of Show at OMSA 2021

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On 5-8 August 2021, CSM Rogers attended the annual convention of the Orders and Medals Society of America in Wisconsin.  OMSA is a society that collects and researches Medals and Decorations all over the world. This year, CSM Rogers created an exhibit of the medals and decorations of the VCASNY ans MSW1812, and the VCA exhibit was judged “Best of Show.”

Commemoration Day of the War of 1812

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Greetings to all soldiers and officers of the VCASNY,

                On behalf of the Commandant, the Public Affairs Office wishes to express a heartfelt thank you for your service to all members of the Corps, as we celebrate the 8th annual Commemoration Day of the War of 1812, first decreed by Proclamation on 27 April, 2013 at the direction of Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York. 

                This historic event occurring within Central Park at the Block House, a military defensive fortification built in 1814 to defend Manhattan Island against British incursion, marked the first time that representatives of four historic societies gathered together to honor those who proudly served in the War of 1812.  The Veteran Corps of Artillery provided field music along with the rendering of honors and speeches by members of the VCA, the Military Society of the War of 1812, along with the Society of the Second War with Great Britain and societies of the United States Daughters of 1812, representing both the statewide society as well as members of the New York City chapter.

                Now as then, Americans should be rightfully proud of our national heritage and honor the memory of all who answered the call of service and sacrifice to ensure that our country would endure!

                Members of the Corps should be duly inspired and uplifted with esprit de corps in the knowledge that they have earned the privilege of uniformed service in the preservation of the rich legacy of military history in the State of New York and carrying forward the traditions and legacy of patriotism in service to the United States of America.

Very respectfully,

Rory Capra
MAJ 9th FA VCASNY
PAOIC

Virtual Salute to the Union

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Celebrating July 4th, 2020 Virtually

Veteran Corps of Artillery Firing Howitzers at The Battery

THE TRADITION CONTINUES!!

Please join us Independence Day for our Annual Salute to the Union.

Without our ability this July 4th to gather at Battery Park, we are doing a very special tribute virtually.

Join us right now! Click on the link below.

Fort Hamilton Update

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COVID Positives Update: Due to the dynamic nature of this crisis, we will post a daily update of known positive test results for COVID-19 which directly impact our community.

Fort Hamilton now has 11 COVID-19 positive tests from personnel who live or work on the installation. They are all isolated as directed by their health care provider. We’re taking aggressive actions to mitigate risk as soon as we find out an individual has tested positive, or is deemed to be a presumptive positive. Contact tracing is being conducted immediately and employees who have been in direct contact are instructed to go into quarantine.

The 6 most recent positive test results not yet posted are:

-Two employees from building 210 Last date here was March 19th and March 24th.

-One employee from building 123/PX Last here was March 16th.

-Three employees from building 212. Two last date here was March 8th. Third last date here was March 16th.

We ask anyone who shows symptoms to stay home and contact your medical provider. We ask that all community members implement measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to protect the force.

Fort Hamilton Advisory

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Effective Thursday morning, March 19th Fort Hamilton will move to Health Protection Condition Charlie. (HPCON Charlie) The measures include curtailing/closure of certain services, telework considerations & limited access to the installation.

Installation access will be limited to those who live and work on Fort Hamilton, mail and package delivery, contractors & mission-essential services. There will be 100 % ID check. This measure is being implemented to reduce the number of personnel on the installation to mitigate the spread of the virus.

For the duration of this temporary protective measure, the following personnel will have not have access to the base: Veterans under the expanded patronage act and retirees, nor members of the Fort Hamilton Community Club that do not live or work on Fort Hamilton.

We understand the impact & do not take it lightly. We recognize that this is a very dynamic situation and conditions will continue to change. We will continue to make risk-based decisions which are fully informed by health experts, senior leaders and government leaders from local to National level. We will remain transparent as possible and actively communicate those decisions to you. It’s important that we take precautionary measures to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic.

NYC Coronavirus update

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Morning everyone. As always be safe, and alert. You’ve been trained in different ways for situations like this. Re-assure your loved ones and friends. Times are strange but we will prevail.

Latest Updates – article below.

NYC school closings

Restaurants are limiting operations to take out only.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/world/coronavirus-news.amp.html