Veterans One Stop Center of WNY

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Funding has been provided to bring a program crafted specifically for women veterans to Buffalo. State Assemblymember Monica Wallace appeared Wednesday at the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York to announce a grant has been secured to offer the Women's Veterans Network, or WoVeN, to the local community.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

State Sen. Tim Kennedy and Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney appeared Tuesday morning at the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York headquarters in Buffalo, to announce funding to continue a program that, its advocates say, is helping hundreds of veterans who may struggle with adjustment to post-military life. Some say it is actually saving lives.

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The First Niagara Foundation will provide the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York three installments of $50,000 over the next three years to grow its outreach efforts, it was announced Tuesday.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The former head of the Buffalo-area chapter of the American Red Cross has been named the new chief executive officer of the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York. Chuck Marra will assume his new role in January.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A 93-year-old Buffalo man who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II is owed at least three decorations, says Senator Charles Schumer. On Tuesday, the federal lawmaker stood with George Watts and his family at the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York, urging the United States Army to deliver those awards to a man that, according to the senator, was already subject to segregation as an African-American soldier.


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A local agency is seeing a rise in the need for food assistance by current and former military service members.

Solar plan proposed for Niagara Falls Air Base

Sep 26, 2014
Chris Caya/WBFO news

A new mission could be coming to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. As part of President Obama's recently announced initiative to advance solar deployment and energy efficiency, the base could become a training site for veterans seeking a career in the growing field.