2010-02-19 / Milestones

Pheffer Meets With Veterans Affairs Director

(Pictured l-r: Assembly Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Adriano Espaillat, James D. McDonough, Jr., Director of the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs and Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer.) (Pictured l-r: Assembly Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Adriano Espaillat, James D. McDonough, Jr., Director of the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs and Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer.) Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) was pleased to meet with Colonel (Retired) James D. McDonough, Jr., Director of the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs, during a recent Assembly Veterans’ Affairs Committee meeting.

Colonel McDonough and the committee members discussed funding for the agency in the 2010-2011 New York State budget as well as programs being offered to veterans, including how to proceed after being discharged from the military. “It was wonderful to be able to discuss firsthand with the Director the successes and challenges facing the Division of Veterans’ Affairs, as well as to receive some information on the wonderful programs that are being of-fered to help our veterans,” said Pheffer.

For further information on the Division of Veterans’ Affairs, please contact the office at 1-888-838-7697 (1-888- VETSNYS) or visit their website at www.veterans.ny.gov.

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