Afghanistan http://wrvo.org en Maffei still concerned over handling of Bergdahl release http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-still-concerned-over-handling-bergdahl-release <p></p><p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) is still concerned over how the White House handled the release of Army Sgt. Bowe&nbsp;Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, saying some things were done right, but others wrong.</p><p>Bergdahl was freed from five years of imprisonment under the Taliban in Afghanistan about two weeks ago. In exchange, five Taliban prisoners in American custody were released.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:18:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57279 at http://wrvo.org Maffei still concerned over handling of Bergdahl release Maffei withholding judgment on Bergdahl prisoner swap http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-withholding-judgment-bergdahl-prisoner-swap <p></p><p>Rep. Dan Maffei is taking a wait-and-see approach on his opinion over the release of U.S. Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan.</p><p>Bergdahl's freedom was negotiated in exchange for five suspected terrorists in American custody. It's drawn sharp criticism from members of Congress, particularly over their lack of prior knowledge. There are also questions over the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture and nearly five year detainment.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:31:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56871 at http://wrvo.org Maffei withholding judgment on Bergdahl prisoner swap America Abroad - Afghanistan After Karzai http://wrvo.org/post/america-abroad-afghanistan-after-karzai <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; letter-spacing: 0.11999999731779099px; line-height: normal;">Join us on Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. as we bring you a conversation on the future of Afghanistan. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:44:03 +0000 Jason Smith 54774 at http://wrvo.org America Abroad - Afghanistan After Karzai Congressman Dan Maffei on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/congressman-dan-maffei-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In 2012, the voters in the 24th Congressional district gave <a href="http://maffei.house.gov/" target="_blank">Dan&nbsp;Maffei</a></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;a second chance when they chose him to replace Ann Marie Buerkle</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">, after she had defeated him just two years before.&nbsp; Now a year in to his new term in o Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 50289 at http://wrvo.org Congressman Dan Maffei on The Campbell Conversations Fort Drum's frequent deployments expected “til the end” in Afghanistan http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drums-frequent-deployments-expected-til-end-afghanistan <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">It's a busy time for Fort Drum, near Watertown. Even as the Army prepares to leave Afghanistan, the post has parts of two brigades deployed. Its aviation unit is about to ship off for a nine-month tour. And the 10<sup>th</sup> Mountain Division is expecting more orders from the Pentagon soon. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Tue, 07 May 2013 03:14:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 37316 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County increases Veterans Services staff as need goes up http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-increases-veterans-services-staff-need-goes <p>Onondaga County lawmakers this month approved a new staff member for the Veterans Service Agency. an increase of returning veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan is putting more stress on the agency. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:01:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32167 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade Combat Team prepares for Afghanistan deployment http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drums-2nd-brigade-combat-team-prepares-afghanistan-deployment <p>Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade Combat Team is preparing for a January deployment to eastern Afghanistan. The deployment marks a shift for troops from combat to advising and assisting the Afghan security forces.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 06:06:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 30506 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade Combat Team prepares for Afghanistan deployment Division-wide training exercises at Fort Drum stretch soldiers' skills http://wrvo.org/post/division-wide-training-exercises-fort-drum-stretch-soldiers-skills-2 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">From July 23 until today, Fort Drum has been holding its biggest training exercise in a decade. WRVO Reporter Joanna Richards donned body armor and a helmet to observe the maneuvers &ndash; and find out how they prepare soldiers for war.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:36:44 +0000 Joanna Richards 23575 at http://wrvo.org Division-wide training exercises at Fort Drum stretch soldiers' skills Drone Protesters on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/drone-protesters-campbell-conversations <p>Ann Wright and Kathy Kelly were both in Syracuse this week to be sentenced for their part in the protests against the MQ-9 Reaper drones in Afghanistan, which are being flown remotely from Hancock Field.&nbsp; Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:38:55 +0000 Grant Reeher 15318 at http://wrvo.org