CNY Heroes Archive

CNY Heroes, Episode 16 – Vietnam Veteran Blaine Fleming, Part 1
Retired Army Colonel Blaine Fleming served as a helicopter pilot and operations officer in Vietnam. In this edition of CNY Heroes, Fleming tells host Dan Cummings how the helicopter support…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 15 – OCC’s Office of Veterans and Military Services
Dan Cummings welcomes Steve White to CNY Heroes. Steve is assistant director of OCC’s Office of Veterans and Military Services. He is a Marine veteran who counsels other veterans and…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 14 – Theresa Leonardi, Teaching Respect for Our Veterans
Dan Cummings' guest on this edition of CNY Heroes is Theresa Leonardi, longtime high school teacher in the Weedsport Central School District. Theresa is now retired after 36 years, but…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 13 – Marine Corps Veteran Matthew Enders
Marine Corps veteran Matthew Enders grew up in Central New York and served nine years of active duty as a military linguist. Since leaving the military, he’s dedicated his career…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 12 – Vietnam Veteran David Acton
David Acton grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Hobart College where he played lacrosse. His college experience ended early, but that started his military service. Acton enlisted in the Marine…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 11 – Recruiting the Next Generation of the Military
CNY Heroes has frequently touched on the issue of America’s current military force strength. Dan Cummings’ guest this month talks about the ongoing effort by the Armed Forces to hit…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 10 – Syracuse Vet Center
The Syracuse Vet Center was established in 1979 following the Vietnam War, one several hundred set up across the country by the Veterans Administration. Dan Cummings' guests on this edition…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 8 – Onondaga County Veterans Service Agency
The Onondaga County Veterans Service Agency of Onondaga County provides a wide range of services vets and their families need to know about. Dan Cummings' guests on this edition of…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 7 – Vietnam Veteran and Author John Wilson
Dan Cummings' guest on this edition of CNY Heroes is John Wilson of Cicero. John is a Syracuse native who wrote the book “Draftee: Summoned to Serve, The Plight of…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 6 – Vietnam Veteran Glynn English
Glynn English is one of the 80 local veterans who flew Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 18 to Washington on Saturday, April 22. The Jordan, NY resident volunteered to serve in…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 6 – Clear Path for Veterans’ Canine Program
Channeling the power of a human-animal bond to help mitigate the symptoms many of our veterans face every day. That's the goal of matching a veteran to a service dog…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 5 – The PACT Act for Veterans
The new PACT Act provides expanded health benefits to 3.5-million veterans who may have been exposed to environmental hazards. In this episode of CNY Heroes, Host Dan Cummings talks about…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 4 – Rob Schoeneck of Honor Flight Syracuse
This episode of CNY Heroes features Rob Schoeneck, U.S. Navy Veteran and Vice-President of Operations for Honor Flight Syracuse. Host Dan Cummings talks with Rob about the history and impact…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 3 – Dr. Mike Haynie
This episode of CNY Heroes features Dr. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University's Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, and the founder of SU's Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Among other…read more →
CNY Heroes, Episode 2 – Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group
In this episode of CNY Heroes, Host Dan Cummings talks with two veterans on opposite ends of the age spectrum, who share a common interest in writing. Dave Vercelloni is…read more →
CNY Heroes, Premiere Episode – Veterans Legal Clinic at Syracuse University
CNY Heroes is a new program that takes an in depth look at issues impacting our veterans, including the thousands of vets who call Central New York home. In this…read more →