A Harlem Cheer, NY’s Namesake Ship, USS New York, Begin Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

By USS Iwo Jima Public Affairs Office

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York and the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto, along with various embarked air and amphibious landing assets, arrived on station off of Key West, Florida, September 12, 2017, to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hellfighters, Harlem, NY 1913

hellfightersThe 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the United States Army that saw action in World War I and World War II. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Black Veterans/National African American History And Culture Museum

By Charles Blatcher, III

In 1977, efforts began to raise public awareness about the merits of what Black and other Minority Americans have contributed to the defense of our nation. Continue Reading →

Help Find Military Veteran Harlem John Doe (warning)

john-doe-2 finalThe founder of the site Veterandoe reached out to Harlem World Magazine regarding the cold case of the young man pictured above who we are calling Harlem John Doe who was found dead in Harlem afew years ago.
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Army Secretary Visits Harlem Recruiting Center

size0Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning administered the oath to enlist 22 men and women in a ceremony Thursday at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Historic Harlem Hellfighters Train For Kuwait Deployment

US+Army+National+Guard1The New York Army National Guard unit known since World War I as the Harlem Hellfighters has begun two weeks of training ahead of its deployment to Kuwait. Continue Reading →

Unseen War Inside The Minds Of Veterans From Harlem To Harare

veterans-day-parade-in-new-york-cityBy Daniel G. Amen, M.D., and Max Cleland

Most people probably think wars end when the shooting stops.

But that’s not the case for those who do the fighting. For them, the war lives on long after they return home and try to resume normal lives. Continue Reading →

Harlem Vets Prosper At Lantern Community Services

Amy Berg (Senior Vice-President) Derick McIntyre (veteran and Lantern client) Leslie Abbey (Chief Program Officer)Lantern Community Services’ Prospero Hall, a supportive housing property for homeless veterans, marked Memorial Day with a barbeque for around 50 clients and staff today. Continue Reading →

New York Is 2016’s 8th Worst State For Military Retirees

veterans-day-parade-in-new-york-cityHappy Military Appreciation Month! All military personnel face tough challenges when readjusting to civilian life upon retirement, which, for the average officer, happens at age 47. Continue Reading →

Join The Memorial Day Write A Thank You Letter To A Local Veterans Event

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In light of Memorial Day, please join Mount Sinai Doctors Urgent Care Inwood and RAIN Senior Center to write letters of appreciation to honor the men and women who have served our country. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Rangel Calls For The Congressional Gold Medal For Colonel Charles Young

jpegIn correspondence to the National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations, Congressman Charles Rangel has called on Black Veterans and the general public to support his call for the Congressional Gold Medal for the legendary Buffalo Soldier – Colonel Charles Young. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Book “Forgotten,” By Linda Hervieux

Barrage-BallonistsWhen actor Tom Hanks was asked why there were no black soldiers shown in the movie Saving Private Ryan, he replied “…that there had been none in the area.” He was mistaken. Continue Reading →

Congressman Rangel Honor Harlem Hellfighter Sergeant Henry Johnson

image001Congressman Charles B. Rangel who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx submitted the following statement into the congressional record in honor of Sergeant Henry Johnson, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I by President Barack Obama:  Continue Reading →