Entries by Iryna Apple

City Street Sign Dedicated to Local Jewish War Veteran

By Ron Markowitz & Marian Schwartz, Post 625 POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. – A sign honoring Pvt. Herman Siegel was dedicated on the corner of Forbus and May Streets in the City of Poughkeepsie, signifying the culmination of several years of planning between Jewish War Veterans Post 625 and the City of Poughkeepsie.  Pvt. Siegel was the first […]

JWV’s Leadership Heads to NATO and AJEX

By Dr. Barry J Schneider, National Commander Coordinating Committee Chairman Norman Rosenshein and I were privileged to attend the NATO briefings in Brussels, Belgium. At NATO, we met with our NATO Defense Attaché Jordan Becker, who discussed current NATO strategies and the ongoing importance of sharing the financial and physical support among the member nations. […]

Mattis controversial comments on combat roles for women

By Sabrina Fine, Communications Intern While speaking at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, VA, Defense Secretary James Mattis told cadets that the “jury is still out” on women serving in the infantry. His remarks were perceived in different ways. When a male cadet asked Mattis what his thoughts were on research of women […]

Raising Morale of Jewish Service Members

By Sabrina Fine, Communications Intern During the monotony of deployment, one thing that troops look forward to is mail. It is a small gesture from someone in a place of homeland comfort that can go a long way both physically and mentally. Receiving a package from a loved one or organization can change a service […]

Passing of President George H. W. Bush

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV), mourns the passing of President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. While serving as a Naval aviator during World War II, President Bush earned multiple awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and the Presidential (Distinguished) Unit Citation. Following his military […]

Remembering Christopher Celiz

By Anna Selman, Programs and Public Relations Coordinator WASHINGTON – Over the summer, we lost another one of our brothers in arms.  Sergeant First Class (SFC) Christopher Celiz, a member of the 1st Battalion of 75th Ranger Regiment, died July 12 of wounds suffered as a result of enemy small-arms fire in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktiya […]

Space Force?

By PNC Carl Singer NEW JERSEY – The United States military must have a well-defined mission and capability in space.  Briefly the military needs to consider both offensive and defensive requirements. Space is the high ground for observation – satellite imagery and sensors provides valuable information. Space is a communications platform – many forms of […]