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Diana Palermo, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor opened the graduation ceremony

Diana Palermo, NYRO, Elaine Preto, WS BOCES Instructor, program graduate Ben Garzon, Leslie Monsen, NYRO, and Kristine Shanteau, WS BOCES Training Coordinator

Graduate Joseph Ferlise receiving his diploma
Graduate Joseph Ferlise receiving his diploma

Diana Palermo, NYRO, Elaine Preto, WS BOCES Instructor, program graduate Clark Smith, Leslie Monsen, NYRO, and Kristine Shanteau, WS BOCES Training Coordinator

 

Diana Palermo, NYRO, Elaine Preto, WS BOCES Instructor, program graduate Charles Schultz, Leslie Monsen, NYRO, and Kristine Shanteau, WS BOCES Training Coordinator

Diana Palermo, NYRO, Elaine Preto, WS BOCES Instructor, program graduate Frank Policano, Leslie Monsen, NYRO, and Kristine Shanteau, WS BOCES Training Coordinator

Diana Palermo, NYRO, Elaine Preto, WS BOCES Instructor, program graduate John Mitchell, Leslie Monsen, NYRO, and Kristine Shanteau, WS BOCES Training Coordinator

Graduate Joseph Daly with his lovely wife Judy

 

Graduate Jack Frost receiving his diploma

Graduate Joseph Daly receiving his Diploma

Graduate Ariel Padilla with NMIAI Instructor Elaine Preto 

Graduate Jerry Patalano receiving his diploma

Graduate Jerry Patalano with his lovely daughter who attended the ceremony.
Graduate John Mitchell with his beautiful grandaughter

Graduates from the Wednesday Program, Eugene O’Connell, Ariel Padilla, James McCloskey & Peter Regan

Program Graduate Eugene O’Connell with his family who attended the ceremony. 
Graduate James Cummings with instructor Elaine Preto 
Program graduate Jim Del Giorno receiving his diploma 
Diana Palermo,NYRO, Elaine Preto,WS BOCES Instructor, graduate Ralph Pedone, Leslie Monsen, NYRO, and Kristine Shanteau, WS BOCES Training Coordinator

Diana Palermo,NYRO, Elaine Preto,WS BOCES Instructor, program graduate Jim Del Giorno, Leslie Monsen, NYRO, and Kristine Shanteau, WS BOCES Training Coordinator

Diana Palermo,NYRO, Elaine Preto, WS BOCES Instructor, program graduate Eugene O’Connell, Leslie Monsen, NYRO, and Kristine Shanteau, WS BOCES Training Coordinator
Northport Graduation – July 25, 2012

Graduates Michael Reilly, James Shedlock and his lovely wife, Lucien Wassermn, George Shedlock and his daughterGraduate James Rucker receiving his diplomaGraduate Charles Quail after receiving his diplomaGraduate Lucien Wasserman receiving his diplomaBrothers and Graduates of the NMIAI Program Gerry and Harold Evans

Graduates Harold & Gerry Evans with NMIAI Instructor Elaine Preto

Graduate Luis Frias receiving his diploma

Graduate George Shedlock receives his diploma for perfect attendance

NY Regional Office Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Ayleen Alago
Bert Hirsch, NMIAI Program Coordinator for the Brooklyn Campus introducing the ceremony
Graduate Joseph Bojmal receiving his diploma
Graduate Willie Burke accepting his DiplomaGraduate Murray Klein accepts his Diploma
Graduate Willie Edwards accepting his diploma

Graduate Daniel Steven with NMIAI Instructor Elaine Preto
Graduate Gladys Perez with her diploma and NMIAI Instructor Elaine Preto
Volunteer Tony Davis and former Graduate Bernie Priest attended the graduation
Graduate Murray Klein and his lovely wife
Graduate Gladys Perez & Family
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Graduate Manny Gennuso with NMIAi instructor Elaine Preto
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Graduates Joseph Bojmal, Alnando Learperl, Albert McClaney & Angelo Guerrero
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Computer Lab Volunteers Tony Davis and Lecia Rodriguez-Whyte
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Our Great Lab Volunteers, Tony Davis, Andrew Whyte, Lecia Rodriguez-Whyte, and NMIAI Coordinator Bertram Hirsch
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Computer Lab Volunteer, Lecia Rodriguez-Whyte and Graduate Daniel Stevens
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation – February 2, 2012
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Graduate Manny Gennuso was surprised by his family
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Graduate & Volunteer Computer Lab Helper, Andrew Whyte and Former Graduate Sheridan
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Graduate Alnando Learperl with his lovely wife
Brooklyn NMIAI Graduation - February 2, 2012
Graduates Joseph Bojmal, Alnando Learpearl, Andrew Whyte, Albert McClaney & Angelo McClaney & Angelo Guerrero
Former Graduate and part of the Women’s Veteran Program in Brooklyn
Long Island VAMC Graduating Class July 13, 2011

Graduates from the Tuesday Classes Jimmy Ruppert, Tony Young, David Sinclair, Wiliam Mandy, Bruce Antin, Ronald Murray William Mandy ,Hugh Reyes, Gus Smertgis with Leslie Monsen Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Graduates Everett Hunter, David Burns and Frank
Graduates and Classmates William Mandy and Gary Collins
Graduates and classmates Hugh Reyes and Gus Smertgis
Graduates and Classmates Brent Crobak, Walter Gafforio, Richard Hendrickson and Frank Scolaro

Graduate Jimmy Rupper with his lovely wife
ormer Graduate David Burns — the creator of Sargent Cookie
Family of Graduate Hugh Reyes
Diana Palermo, Janelle Sanford, and Graduaes Frank Scolaro

David Sinclair, Vinny Szela, Bruce Antin, Jimmy Ruppert with Leslie Monsen – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Diana Palermo and Leslie Monsen bid farewell to long time support staffmember Joann Ashley — Recent College Graduate
Classmates and Graduates, William Walz, Gary Colins, Frank Rogers Bernad Bradley, Holice Johnson with Diana Palermo, VA Counselor
Program Support – Elaine Preto, Leslie Monsen, Janelle Sanford, Diana Palermo, and Joann Ashley
Brooklyn Graduating Classes Group Picture September 8, 2011
Ayleen Alago, Brooklyn NYRO Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Bertram Hirsch, Brooklyn NMIAI Coordinator for the Day Hospital
VA Employee Fran D’Emice — Program Supporter
Graduates Edward Smith, Joe Colangelo, Mario Pellegrino, Bernard Priest and Drew Whyte
raduates and Classmates Sheridan Dean, Ben Stillman, Gary Bennett and Steve Stropkai
Graduate Laura Diaz

Graduate Ed Smith and friends
Graduate Drew Whyte and VA employee Fran D’Emice
Fellow Classmates and Graduates Sheridan Dean, Gary Benett and Laura Diaz
Diana Palermo, NYRO Vocational Rehab Counselor and Graduate Gary Bennett
Diana Palermo, NYRO Vocational Rehab Counselor and Graduate Gary Bennett
Veteran Computer Lab Volunteers Paulette McArthur and Tony Davis with Graduate Bernard Priest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
3-11-11 NMIAI Manhattan Graduating Group Picture
3-11-11 NMIAI Manhattan Graduating Classes
3-11-11 NMIAI Manhattan Graduates
Steve Grossman, NMIAI Manhattan Coordinator
Daniel Umlauf, NYRO Vocations Rehabilitation Counselor
3-11-11 NMIAI Manhattan Graduating Group Picture
Dr. Jefferey Fine
Graduates Rocco Moretto and Tony Fierro
Graduates Mario Babb, David Jones, Conrad Taylor, Robert Holt and John Faust
Graduates Robert Holt and John Faust
Graduates Randy Rhyne, David Jones, Ronal Murray William Haddock and Stan Gasiorek
Graduate Mario Babb and Instructor
Euguene Mercer, NMIAI Program Graduate
David Jones receiving his NMIAI Graduation Diploma
Dan Umlauf looks on as Tony Fierro receives his NMIAI Diploma from Elaine Preto, WS BOCES Instructor
Conrad Taylor poses for a picture with his instructor after receiving his NMIAI Graduation Diploma
Conrad Taylor poses for a picture with his instructor after receiving his NMIAI Graduation Diploma
xPOW, alumni NMIAI students, Vincent, Anthony, and Salriding the Key Chapter float at the 2010 NYC Veterans Day parade

NMIAI Graduation Certificate – Frank Salvitti
Li Graduation Cake
Former Graduate Arthur Tolsdorff, Elaine Preto and Bill Romano

Elaine Preto, Frank Salvitti,Bill Dickhut, Leslie Monsen, Billie Romano, Rich Maggio
Mr. & Mrs. Orr

Frank Minneci, Leslie Monsen NYRO Voc Rehab Counselor, Vincent Long, Frank Keller
Van Ellis, Elaine Preto NMIAI Instructor

Sergeant “Elaine”

David Burns and Levi Benjamin present Elaine Preto AKA “Sergeant Cookie” with an offical Army Uniform
Melvin White, Howard Wunderluch, Victor Pizzola, Jim Verdi, Bill Orr
Vincent DeMartino, Bruce Brenner, Dennis Winter, Levi Benjamin, Diana Palermo NYRO Voc Rehab Counselor, Van Ellis, David Burns, Claude Sanders
Melvin White, Howard Wunderluch, Victor Pizzola, Diana Palermo NYRO Voc Rehab Counselor, Jim Verdi & Bill Orr
Melvin White, Howard Wunderluck, Victor Pizzola, Diana Palermo NYRO Voc Rehab Counselor, Jim Verdi, Bill Orr & Elaine PReto NMIAI Instructor
Frank Salvitti & Rich Maggio

Claude Sanders celebrates his graduation day with his nephew

Frank Salvitti, Leslie Monsen NYRO Counselor & Richard Maggio

The Winter Family celebrating Dennis’ Graduation

Mr. & Mrs. Pizzola celebrate with family friend at the LI Graduation Ceremony
Victor Pizzola and Howard Wunderluch Graduates of the LI NMIAI Program

Photo taken by Anthony Vanacore, on Aug.16, 2009 at MANHATAN FIREBOAT pier on our way to Hoboken, NJ where six Wounded Warriars were to be honored by the Hoboken Fire Department and Mayor at luncheon at Fire Museum.  Former POW's from WW2 were proud to be in the group honoring them. left to right Sal Grasso, Ralph Abbondanza, Catherine Abbondanza, Toni Vanacore [Anthony's daughter], and Mary Grasso

Paul Takahashi/ Hoboken Now, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer,front row, 2nd from left, sits with veterans at a luncheon hosted by the city's fire department on Sunday, 16Aug09. Hoboken's Fire Department hosted lunch for six Iraq War veterans who visited Hoboken on Sunday as part of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Paul Takahashi/ Hoboken Now, Mary, Joe and Buddy (l-r) of the Valastro family poses for pictures with Anthony Vanacore, center, xPOW and a fellow WW2 Veteran, right.

Leslie, Tommy, Jose, VFW NY State Commander Haight (2nd from right) took time to recognize 3 VAVS volunteers with a certificate which reads: " In appreciation for providing assistance & support for Veterans in need..."

Richard Meyer honored for his volunteer service helping other veterans

Leslie Monsen, VA Regional Counselor surprised the veterans with cake & fruit to celebrate July 4th Holiday!

Mr and Mrs Angelo, Pete, Pietronigro dancing on his 90th Birthday Celebration. photo taken by Sal Grasso

Mr and Mrs Angelo, Pete, Pietronigro on his 90th Birthday Celebration. photo taken by Sal Grasso

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Bert Hirsch,Day Hospital Coordinator, John Norman, Russell Dolecal,Volunteer Services, Andrew Vilacha.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Leslie Wohlfeld presenting a certificate to Myra Shell for completing the Digital Camera Class.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Elaine Preto with Anna Thomas, our Korean War Veteran.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Elaine Preto presenting a certificate to our second youngest xPOW Veteran at 90yr, Michael Miglino.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Ernest Green with Elaine Preto.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Jerri Quinci, our youngest xPOW to graduate at 96yrs.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Anthony Vanacore and Elaine Preto.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Elaine Preto presenting the Certificate to Ralph Mottola.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Toby Wilkins with Elaine Preto our Instructor for NMIAI.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Myra Shell and Elaine Preto.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Robert Parker and Elaine.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Howard White and Anna Thomas.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Andrew Vilacha and Robert Geronimo.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Elaine Preto, Instructor is presented with a plaque.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Richard Monks and Myra Shell preparing to present our instructor, Elaine Preto with a plaque.

NMIAI 6 June 09 Graduation: Elaine Preto, Instructor with Jack Weingarten NMIAI graduate.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Jerry Quinci, Former Prisoner of War, one of our youngest Veterans at the age of 96 completed the course with perfect attendence.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation, Veterans with Elaine our Instructor and Ritchie our VA Voc Rehab Counselor.

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation: Myra Shell, Ben Brown, Andy, Bob Geronimo, Ernest Green, Steven Jackson, Garyson Ford, Ms Shell's Aunt

NMIAI Jun 09 Russell Dolecal, Elaine Preto, Bert Hirsch, Ritchie Chavez, Leslie Wohlfeld

NMIAI Jun 09 Graduation Ralph Mottola, Michael Miglino, Maria Figueroa

Approximately 5,000 Warriors from the 2nd Infantry Division form a human version of the distinctive Indian-Head patch Thursday morning (May 21) at Indian-Head Stage Field on Camp Casey, South Korea. (Photo by Maj. Vance Fleming)

Two members of the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, float through the air as part of a historical jump onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The jump is part of the celebration of the Golden Knights 50th Anniversary. (Photo by Courtesy photo)

VA Compenstated Work Therapy Poster Contest with a theme of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.  This Watercolor Painting is currently on display at the Brooklyn VAMC, main lobby first floor.

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